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The Buttermilk Cafe

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44 King St W, Cobourg, Ontario K9A 2L9, Canada
+1 905-373-7247
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (26 reviews)
“pancakes” (45 reviews)
“lemon pie” (13 reviews)
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7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hours
American, Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
44 King St W, Cobourg, Ontario K9A 2L9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is review is just for the men out there. Hey guys, someone actually understands. During a catered event, someone told us we would be having meat and potatoes. This event went above and beyond the regular meat and potatoes. It was the best roast...More

Thank Joseph P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I decided to enter this restaurant on a whim while visiting downtown Cobourg. I didn't regret it. The service was fantastic, with really chipper waiters. I ordered the Chicken cheddar tartine, and it looked and tasted super! A definite recommend from me! One comment though:...More

Thank Giannifox
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is good but expensive for what it is....it thinks of its self as fine dining...it is a stamp above fast food

Thank BlackRock T
Reviewed April 15, 2018

In our short 3 days stay in Cobourg, we ate here twice -- once for lunch and once for dinner. We enjoyed the food very much! We also enjoyed the service and the atmosphere. Certainly lots of visitors eat here, but clearly the locals enjoy...More

Thank FrequentTravellerYYZ
Reviewed April 14, 2018

The Buttermilk Cafe is the perfect place to go for delicious comfort food! I love that I can enjoy their awesome breakfast items until 3:00 p.m. The pancakes are to die for, and I love their omelettes. The desserts are amazing, especially their lemon cake....More

Thank jstechey
Reviewed March 31, 2018

A nice place to go that will always be the same. Their eggs Benedict is very good as are their pancakes.

Thank Jade C
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful lunch. Fast and friendly service and lots of gluten free options. When we arrived (11:30 am) it was quiet, but by the time we left it was starting to get busy! The restrooms were spotless! ! Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank lakehousebabs
Reviewed March 22, 2018

The classic breakfast was awful. Homefries barely warm with the skins left on and lacking in favour. Half of the homefries uneatiable. Nothing but dried out pieces of small deep fried potatoes and potatoe skins. All 2 pieces of bacon that came with the meal,...More

1  Thank barbangi
Reviewed March 5, 2018

After a lot of research, we chose the Buttermilk Cafe to celebrate my Mother in laws 80th birthday family dinner. Linda who was our contact through email, answered all our questions and helped us create two menu choices that would suit all the members of...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Always a comfy time at this staple of our town. Celebrated a friend's 90th at lunch. Both of our meals were delicious and the service downhome friendly. Will be back.

Thank InnActive
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September 30, 2017|
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Response from PDS T | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. Check out their website and this give you their excellent menu offerings.
January 8, 2017|
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Response from gerrywalker36 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. Soups, salads, entrees through to desserts. Very flexible; make sure your server knows your requirement.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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