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The River Cafe - CLOSED

986 2nd Ave E, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 2H6, Canada
+1 519-376-8446
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
29 Mar 2016
“The River Cafe has Closed.”
10 Oct 2015
“Interesting and Tasty Home Made Food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Cafe, Soups, American, Healthy, Vegan Options
986 2nd Ave E, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 2H6, Canada
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1 - 10 of 31 reviews

Reviewed 29 March 2016

A funky lunch spot in downtown Owen Sound with good coffee, a great selection of teas and some interesting sandwich and soup combinations. I called it the hippy restaurant as it reminded me of something out of the hippy era. Unfortunately this unique restaurant has...More

1  Thank Bruce G
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Nice atmosphere in a quaint small store in downtown Owen Sound. It's fun sitting in the front window eating your lunch. All homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts. Coffee too! Very tasty. Good value!

Thank Tammy A
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Great food. Service is great. I love coming here to relax with fresh brewed coffee. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Candice M
Reviewed 20 April 2015

Really cute place for a nice lunch. Lots of variety, great food and a nice warm atmosphere. The kind of place that you could have a coffee, read a book and then order a nice soup and sandwich.

Thank lemorley
Reviewed 3 October 2014

Hosted by the charming owner/operator, we enjoyed a delicious soup and sandwich lunch. The coffee is excellent. We will return whenever we're in Owen Sound!

3  Thank Jean02
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Had a family trip in 2011 and stopped by this cafe on our way to Tobemory. It's a nice pretty place with yummy sandwich and coffee. It's a nice place to stop by when you are on the road and need a quick bite.

2  Thank Jocelyn0926
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Old world charm with modern coffee choices that sooth the soul. You're only a stranger on your first visit.

3  Thank Francesca__ah_
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Baked goods great, and wide selection of quality hot beverages. Owner always on hand. Convenient downtown location. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

2  Thank nick p
Reviewed 29 April 2014

This place is spacious, gracious, and welcoming. We had a lovely lunch with some very nice coffee! The owner was on hand to welcome us and make our lunch. It was delightful!

1  Thank Kate5671
Reviewed 14 February 2014

Beautiful old world stylings and a very comfortable atmosphere. Prompt execution and delivery of meal. The presentation was nice and our sandwiches delectable! Well recommended.

4  Thank Samantha H
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 986 2nd Ave E, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 2H6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Grey County  >  Owen Sound
  • Phone Number: +1 519-376-8446
  • E-mail
BEST CAFE in Owen Sound. Custom espresso beverages, coffee or tea made by our skilled baristas. Fantastic European style atmosphere, original 14' restored tin ceiling in vintage building. Exposed brick wall, cozy fireplace seating with wing chairs, marble tables and old maple floor. Homemade soup, fresh from scratch baking, unique and delicious sandwiches. A big smile and friendly greeting are always complimentary! *GLUTEN FREE* *DAIRY FREE* *VEGETARIAN* *VEGAN*
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