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The Buttermilk Cafe

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44 King St W, Cobourg, Ontario K9A 2L9, Canada
+1 905-373-7247
07:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Tue 07:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sun 07:00 - 21:00
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So my nephew and I went for an early morning breakfast and were greeted warmly and seated. Fresh coffee kept coming and out server was friendly and attentive. She suggested the eggs Benny and omgosh was delish!!!! So good in fact we went back the next day for lunch!!!

Thank Tara T
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for a quick eat to bite whilst exploring the lake towns around Toronto. Greeted immediately upon entering with a friendly and homely welcome. We were concerned about our 18 month old son who was playing up a bit, but could not have been made to feel more at ease. Showed to clean and wide table with toddler facilities... More 

Thank tasty_snacks
Toronto, Canada
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163 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by here on the way to Ste Annes Spa with a friend. Arrived around noon for a lunch and had to wait in line 20 mins. This is a very popular local hangout. Service was good and friendly and food was great. My friend had a really big BLT with fries, and I had a grilled chicken caesar. Filled... More 

Thank Janice S
Burlington, Canada
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easter Sunday we were accommodated quickly even though they were busy. Surprising to see they take reservations. Popular place. Menu more extensive than what you would expect for a cafe. They also serve dinners.

Thank JER154984
Toronto, Canada
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91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A return to "the Buttermilk" did not disappoint. The food was excellent, the service attentive, and the ambiance great. I suspect this a is a local spot to which people return again & again. It is clean, inviting, efficient and a perfect breakfast spot. We decided the next time we pass through Cobourg, we will try it for lunch or... More 

Thank Liza B
Cobourg, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

clean, great people, friendly. good food, great atmosphere inn the middle of bowl town. great for groups

Thank Sandra P
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for dinner a week ago, service was very friendly and there were lots of choices on the menu. We all had different entrees and were overall satisfied with the meal that was about as close to home cooked as you could get in a restaurant. I would recommend this to someone looking for a spot to eat... More 

Thank James C
Oshawa, Ontario
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202 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a group of 16 for lunch and had reserved a spot. We were very quickly seated and served in a separate location in the back. The service was quick and friendly and we were well looked after. While the menu is heavily weighted towards breakfast-style meals and entrees, there is a good variety to choose from and some... More 

Thank MelOshawa
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Locals love this cafe. It's special is breakfasting. Wraps, soup, and other freshly made options. It grows on you!

Thank Brenda B
Port Hope, Canada
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We usually share when we eat here, the portion sizes are generous, but we found menu items for smaller appetites so tried them. The spagetti with tomato sauce was more then enough for my friend - he took some home. I found the mac and cheese the perfect size for me. The meals came with signature buttermilk rolls and we... 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 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Validated Parking
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 King St W, Cobourg, Ontario K9A 2L9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Cobourg
  • Phone Number: +1 905-373-7247

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?