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Detour Cafe

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41 King St W, Dundas, Hamilton, Ontario L9H 1T5, Canada
+1 289-238-8360
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I have no idea why the coffee culture is so advanced and sophisticated in Australia and New Zealand. Maybe it was the European influx in the 50s and 60s but if you've been downunder and tasted the coffee, you'll know what I mean. We take it very seriously. So When I picked up and moved to Dundas Ontario a few... More 

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Thank raywood2014
Miranda d, General Manager at Detour Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you! We are definitely enthusiastic coffee lovers and we are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you again very soon! More 

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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Great cafe. I feel the Americano needs to be served in a bigger cup or mug as it's a tad strong. Pretty sure it's a water ratio thing. The food is great. The menu tends to stay the same often however. I have seen recent posts of new options which is great!! I'll go back and see the changes! Kitchen... More 

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Thank Annabanana7512
Miranda d, General Manager at Detour Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for your thoughtful review. This helps us to continue working on what we do to ensure your next experience is even better! We tend to change our menu only twice a year but we offer daily features for a different selection. If you would like your Americano in a slightly larger cup, that's no problem,... More 

Canada
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Nutritious snack type food or just coffee or hot chocolate. The bacon sandwiches are the best. Soups are also good. Interesting baked goods. Been there only on Saturdays when it can get quite busy and there is a wait for tables. Better in the summer when the outdoor patio is open. However, they will take your mobile number if you... More 

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Thank Waterdown
Miranda d, General Manager at Detour Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you! We're excited for patio season too! More 

Dundas, Canada
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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Now, I am not much of a coffee drinker...but my husband is a coffee addict and he loves this place. We have been here for breakfast, very nice. He goes more than I do because he loves the coffee and atmosphere. He would go more often, but they do close early and he often finds somewhere else to go in... More 

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2 Thank formykids12
Dundas, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a really nice place to sit and have a leisurely coffer and scone, in the winter, inside, or in the summer on the shady patio. We often have a walk around town then finish up here for a quiet cup of great coffee.

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Thank peter d
Hamilton, Canada
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you're looking for a steaming hot flat white coffee or Cappuccino you've found the right place. Add a muffin, bun or a sandwich and life doesn't get much better. Warm, comfortable environment with attentive servers and friendly customers. We've always enjoyed visiting Detour.

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Thank digitalpics
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome cafe in the heart of Dundas. Very nice vibe. Coffee lovers dream. They also sell great coffee beans to go.

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Thank Robert I
Ashland, Ohio
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The Detour Cafe on King Street in Dundas provides a wonderful ambiance and the coffee is above average. The friendly baristas and well constructed decorum gave the place a homey vibe. However, the cozy building offered more than just a good cup of coffee. I ordered "The Weekender," which contained two eggs, two pieces of toast, bacon, sausage, and sweet... More 

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Thank Andrew F
Detroit, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped into Detour for lunch while traveling through the area, they were running some spectacular specials and the coffee was very good. The space is small so there was a little bit of a wait during lunch hour. The server was very helpful in mentioning places we could visit while in town, it was much appreciated!

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Thank leeeeaaaa
Dundas, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent coffee and food. Nice atmosphere. Convenient to get to and always friendly. Specialty desserts are awesome

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 King St W, Dundas, Hamilton, Ontario L9H 1T5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton  >  Dundas
  • Phone Number: +1 289-238-8360

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