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The Joint Cafe

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43 Cork St East, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-265-8508
08:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Redwood City, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I had the best kale salad here that I've ever had in a restaurant. It was massaged! I also had a very good scone. The ambiance is relaxed and friendly. If you're not in a hurry, it doesn't really matter if the service is slow.

Thank Carolyn W
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

I used to LOVE this place but had not been several months. Everything has changed. The food was just OK....nothing special. The white wine was served room temperature. Service was quite friendly but nothing out of the ordinary. I was so disappointed. I think they must be in a transition period or something. The place was also empty which used... More 

Thank hwalker45
Guelph, Canada
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148 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Great little place. Good food. Lots of art from local artists on the walls. Great for breakfast. Have also been for lunch. Definitely good as a place for something different

Thank Steve B
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

I love the Joint. Its a great little spot for brunch and lunch. The menu always features fresh ingridients and fun takes on old classics. It is a great place to go on a date or bring family. One thing though is that most of their menu features meat/animal products, not the best place if youre looking for an array... More 

Thank Shanti H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

We've been to The Joint twice. The first time when it just opened. It was passable, but did not have much to recommend it, so we never gave it much thought after that. The second time was in April 2016. Things don't seem to have improved. I made a reservation by email, and included the information that our party included... More 

Thank Stephen B
TheJointTeam, Owner at The Joint Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Stephen B., We are very sorry to hear about your experience at The Joint Cafe. We would love the opportunity to see you back. We hope you will return to allow us to change your view of our establishment. Thank you. Sincerely, Kevin L. More 

Guelph, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

We had not been to The Joint Café in about a month, and I kind of missed it, so when we found the time to go back we were excited, and the joint did not disappoint. The food was delicious and lots of it, the service was great. So glad we made our way back.

Thank James D
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

I came here with my boyfriend for brunch and it was delicious. We both got the grilled cheese with kettle cooked chips and it was the best grilled cheese I've ever had. All the different cheeses inside mixed with the garlic vinaigrette was like a warm explosion of flavour in my mouth. And the sriracha aioli dip complemented everything perfectly.... More 

Thank Madeline96
Guelph, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Went for open mike night after work , what a amazing time ... Amazing group of talented people . Jen the manager is amazing .. Tentative , funny , always smiling .. And is always so busy... I can't believe all that she does ... Such a great night .. Can't wait for next week

Thank fast_feet_82
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Homey atmosphere with interesting menu - mains served in small metal kettle pots. Mixed greens served along side - daily specials.

Thank Muskokahome
North Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

We have thoroughly enjoyed breakfasts , lunches and dinners at The Joint in the past, but unfortunately all that was forgotten this time around. Though we had made reservations well in advance and only one other table was in use when we arrived, we were placed at the back table, looking into the kitchen storage area and washroom. When we... More 

Thank RobynBrown123
TheJointTeam, Manager at The Joint Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Robyn, we are very sorry to hear about your experience at the Joint Cafe. Please stop by at your convenience to pick up a $25 Gift Certificate - we'd love the opportunity to make it up to you!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
American, Cafe, Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
08:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Cork St East, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: +1 519-265-8508
Welcome to The Joint Cafe located in downtown Guelph. The cafe is a cool and comfortable place to relax and grab a Birds & Beans coffee, glass of wine, craft beer or custom cocktail. We offer a variety of beer by the bottle, such as Mill Street Organic & Tankhouse, as well as Stonehammer Dark & Pilsner & Wellington SPA. Our food is second to none and is all made from scratch in house. Check out our menu on our website.Take a seat in front of our fireplace and chill out with a favourite magazine or book. Our team is ready to serve you and allow you some quiet time to just decompress from the day.We do offer free wi-fi to our guests, but we are a laptop free zone from 11am-2pm & during our evening dining. It is important to us to keep our tables open for our dining clientele.

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