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Only Cafe

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$$ - $$$, Cafe,
216 Hunter St W, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 2L2, Canada
+1 705-743-7591
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible19%
23 Dec 2017
“Eggs swimming in oil”
18 Dec 2017
“Miserable Server / Cold Food / Terrrible”
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Bar, Cafe, Canadian, American
$$ - $$$
216 Hunter St W, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 2L2, Canada
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

I ordered eggs over easy with a side of potatoes. Fairly straight forward breakfast. The entire plate was swimming in oil that it was inedible. The server didn’t even ask a single question when he saw that I had not eaten anything on my plate....More

Thank Blue S
Reviewed 18 December 2017

I arrived around noon for some breakfast on a Sunday, it was not a busy spot. We had a miserable female server, no greeting, no manners, slamming things around..as if we were an inconvenience. We waited just over an hour for our food (eggs &...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017

I met up with a friend who recommended we have a drink here, and I have to say it is one of the worst places I have been in a while. The staff are terrible, especially the young woman with long brown hair, she has...More

Thank Colton D
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

It's been a while since my last visit. As much as I have loved being a patron over the last 27 years or so, The Only is a very unpredictable place. It all depends on who is working that day...and more importantly who is cooking....More

Thank johnpublican
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We stopped in one sunny afternoon in October, and grabbed a seat on the patio. The place has a great selection of craft beers and ciders, and many sandwiches to choose from. I can't remember exactly which sandwiches we ordered, but we both really enjoyed...More

Thank AXAllen
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Okay so you think that this place is not very nice! You are wrong! Very clean and what a great Sunday morning breakfast spot. This is our second visit and it was great both times. I wasn't going to write about the only because I...More

Thank atti2ud
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We actually frequent The Only regularly as we live in Peterborough. It has a great selection of beers, friendly staff and regular entertainment. We are most often there to watch a local improv troupe called the Citiots. The third Friday is every month has the...More

Thank CDRoss
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Very unique place in town and in the area; nice spot by the river and very good selection of beers in bottle; great price and atmosphere. Cheers!

Thank WeAreAnimals
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Well, it's quite something, the Only. Oldsters and youngish-stere, hipsters and professionals, straight and gay and everything else, a safe and festive place, no pretension (all those theatre people, and no pretension: nice trick!)... the bartenders used to be snooty but have been really friendly...More

Thank Recovering_Hungarian
Reviewed 12 January 2016

The Only is a downtown Peterborough staple. Great beer selection (though their draft beer is pricey), and good menu. The food is delicious, though it can take a while (45-60 minutes..) to arrive. It depends on how busy they are, but also depends on who...More

Thank DiooneW
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Bar, Cafe, Canadian, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 Hunter St W, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 2L2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Peterborough
  • Phone Number: +1 705-743-7591
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