Maja's Garden Bistro
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Maja's Garden Bistro lunches are made fresh from our garden to your plate. We offer delicious vegetarian and vegan lunch options. Wednesday and Saturday evenings we offer a dinner concert series event. 6-9pm by reservation. Our workshop and fees can be found on our website.
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Hans-Jörn E
3 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Family
Lovely place With awesome atmosphere. Following the previous review: for health nuts! Dang right, and proud of it. This is real food that nourishes properly. Perfect portion. Right out of their garden. Very creative dishes. Check their menu online. Simply awesome.
Written August 20, 2021
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Marc T
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Aug. 2021 • Solo
I did not enjoy this bistro at all. But this was perhaps my own fault for not doing my research.

The setting and people were delightful. You order up front then walk around the back of the house to the most lovely garden setting. I was pleasantly surprised.

I ordered the ham quiche with soup. $17. Not overly expensive but not cheap. I was surprised to see the food arrive. The portion of quiche was small. I felt like I was getting ripped off. The soup was ok. But definitely not anything I’d ever want to taste again.

The waitress and host were wonderful people. But I don’t like laying well over $20 for a meal and leaving hungry.

I do see however that this place would be pleasing to those with a smaller appetite and a bent for health food.
Written August 12, 2021
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JMark
Ancaster, Canada540 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Friends
Return visit wonderful - despite the rain. We visited Maja's garden 6 years ago and it was great. Appetizers, pork for main meal (vegan options available) and large piece of cake for desert. Live entertainment. Happens twice a week and ingredients are sourced from her and Guy's lovely garden. Large umbrellas protected us from weather.
Written August 12, 2021
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Luc C
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Aug. 2021 • Couples
This was a pleasant surprise in Mindemoya. The food was very delicious, and the ambiance in the garden was relaxing. Would certainly consider this as one of our best experiences on Manitoulin Island.
Written August 11, 2021
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westielover_TO
Toronto, Canada363 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Family
We discovered Maja’s last summer and was eager to come back this year! Maja’s didn’t disappoint! My husband and little son got out of the car and immediately played a game of chess on the big outdoor board in the front yard while I ordered food at the front of the house. When they were done, they joined my mom and I in the idyllic back garden, full of flowers, vegetables, and fruit. There’s a little sink at the corner of the house for eco friendly hand washing before lunch, and clean well stocked bathrooms in the back. The friendly owners wore masks to serve us, leaving our food and drinks at a little table just a few steps away, as they did last year. The food was delicious, as usual. My son and I had the two meat options on the menu - a lovely ham and cheese quiche with soup, and two tender sausages with a wonderfully light and flavourful pasta salad. My vegetarian husband had so many options, and ended up with the cheese sandwich and soup. My mom had the garden pizza and side salad and loved it! I must admit that food is not necessarily what you come to Manitoulin Island for, but Maja’s is definitely one of the best restaurants around.
Written August 6, 2021
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Matt
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Jul. 2021 • Couples
Maja and Guy were amazing hosts. We enjoyed the garden party this past Saturday. We contacted ahead and she was able to accommodate our dietary needs. The atmosphere in the garden was incredible. She explained the process involved in her recipes and the work involved in the garden. We can’t say enough.
Written July 26, 2021
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otoka
Windsor, Canada11 contributions
Jul. 2021
Quite different and unexpected in a small town like Mindemoya. Different idea, very unique. Good food, friendly service, beautiful garden and backyard. Food is not everyday staples, different, freshly made and very tasty. All home made on the spot with a great twist, vegan mostly, which is not my cup of tea but Wild Garlic sausages did the trick for me.
Highly recommended. Places like this are needed everywhere.
Written July 23, 2021
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Dr. Procter
Brantford, Canada69 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Couples
The food was so incredibly fresh. We had a soup and sandwich for lunch. The meal was pricey, but oh my gawd it was so fresh and delicious. Clearly they cook fresh every day. Even the bread is cooked fresh. We will eat here again! Oh - almost forgot: eating in the garden is very serene and relaxing. ❤️😋❤️
Written July 19, 2021
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Svetlana S
Surrey, Canada7 contributions
Jul. 2020
My husband and I live in British Columbia. For many years we flew to Ontario to spend time at a cottage in McGregor Bay. Every year we drove to Mindemoya for our favorite attraction - Maja's Garden. The first time we found it accidentally and were lucky to meet and speak to Maja in person (it wasn't busy that time). We fell in love with this incredible place and the food; that reminded us our childhood when everything came straight from a garden. This was food that did not have any artificial additives and was simple and authentic. It was very sad to find a couple of poor reviews about this place. We feel sorry about people that don't understand the pleasure of authenticity and endless effort to keep it that way. We miss Maja's Garden and wish the owners a very good new season.
Written May 21, 2021
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pandacb
toronto, ontario376 contributions
Sep. 2020 • Couples
Came here on a cloudy day with some rain showers but we still enjoyed it. We ordered their Mushroom Quiche, soup of the day, and a pie for dessert. We loved sitting at the garden with views of the veggies and plants that they were growing. Such a nice place to relax as well and enjoy your surroundings. It was their last day for outdoor dining for the season and we are glad we were able to come here!
Written September 26, 2020
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Hi, glad you came and enjoyed your stay at Maja's, our Maple tree is now at it's beak show and we still harvest from our organic garden, making relishes, sauces, jam's and chutney for you to try next year. have a wonderful fall season. Maja
Written September 29, 2020
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