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The Purple House Cafe

165 Main St, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 2M1, Canada
+1 613-463-9296
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Pizza, Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
165 Main St, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 2M1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'll keep this one short and sweet. Great staff. Great food. Little on the pricey side for the portion size of the pizza. Again the service was aweosme. Pizza was well cooked. Quite the line up to get into this place so show up early...More

Thank Billy W
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We went there last night, although end of season it was still open. We ate perfectly made pizza's and desserts in the cozy garden. The charming hostess/owner (i forgot to ask her name) really made us feel at home.

Thank FT A
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We stumbled across this place almost by accident as somewhere to grab a cold beer on a hot day. As it was almost the end of the season, pretty much everywhere else in Gananoque was closed by 4pm. We decided to go back that evening...More

Thank Hi2LoobyLoo
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Loved the pizza here. We went things seemed to be wrapping up after a very busy summer with much of the help having left for school, so service was a little slow (though very friendly) but it was so nice sitting outside on the beautiful...More

Thank L R
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

You definitely want to sit outside. Someone else described it as funky, and I'd agree...like sitting on a patio in Big Sur or Santa Cruz. The server was sweet and the food came out promptly. The wood fired pizza was delicious.

Thank Terrace809
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Don't miss this gem of a restaurant where the food is made fresh, including herbs picked from the garden. The hosts are very friendly long time locals who make you feel like you've been invited over for dinner. The salad and pizza were both fantastic...More

Thank Julie_Gerard
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Visited three times for dinner in the past month with family and friends. Stunning garden setting if the weather is good. Cozy atmosphere indoors with retro tables and chairs (very comfy) if you prefer. Dinner menu is focused on a selection of pizzas (GF crust...More

Thank KiwiFan14
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely coffee, great cake. Then pizza cooked by a guy how owners a sports shop, and arranged a Toronto FC home shirt for our son.( we couldn't find one anywhere) That's how friendly Canadians are!! The cafe is just set back from the sightseeing boats...More

Thank matin j
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We stumbled upon this restaurant, driving around looking for somewhere different to eat. We were pleasantly surprised by the retro decor of this small, purple house. The smells from the outdoor pizza oven were very inviting, and the actual pizza itself was light and delicious....More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I realize you're actually eating in someone's house, but it IS in fact a restaurant so making it a bit more 'professional' would be nice. The table we ate at was old and rickety, and the atmosphere was just too bland. Like I said, funkiness...More

Thank Philip C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Main St, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 2M1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Gananoque
  • Phone Number: +1 613-463-9296
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We are closed for the season. Thankyou all for a great season! See you in May.
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