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Desert Rose Cafe

130 Metcalfe, Elora, Ontario N0B 1S0, Canada
+1 519-846-0433
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (5 reviews)
“quiche” (14 reviews)
“moussaka” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
Canadian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
130 Metcalfe, Elora, Ontario N0B 1S0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

As a local, The Rose is my go to for great takeout. I always get the same thing...a naked felafel! (although I'm sure everything is delicious!) I have tried a lot of things over the years, and they are all delicious. (The felafel's are just...More

Thank Gina H
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Two of us ate that this lovely restaurant last week. We both had salads and I have to say the Nicoise was the best I’ve had since leaving France. Great service and everyone was so friendly.

Thank mdfw2gc
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

First time visiting this beautiful and cosy restaurant in quaint Elora. Super friendly staff who are proud of their menus and the best customer service. The green goddess soup was heavenly! We tried the lasagna which had the taste buds excited! Also the carrot cake...More

Thank rmauber
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We have been dining at The Desert Rose Cafe for many years. It is a tasty vegetarian cafe with a variety of specials offered daily. There is a welcoming atmosphere with shared tables and healthy meals made with mostly local ingredients. The homemade salsa is...More

Thank Leighman89
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We have been to The Desert Rose several times over the years. Not once has it disappointed us. The atmosphere is fabulous.....there is so much to look at while you are there. The pictures on the walls alone will keep you busy for a while....More

Thank Janet1949
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We were looking for a non deep-fried, healthy restaurant. We found it! I had the special for the day soup - squash. It was so tasty. I shared the fresh spring rolls with my husband. The waitress was super friendly, and a local who gave...More

Thank Martha B
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Desert rose. Charmful tiny restaurant but as well tea/coffee room where you can eat vegge foods, special teas and handmade cakes. Old family pics hanging on the walls, 3 wooden old large tables inside to share with other customers, everything was such a familiar. The...More

Thank Alessandro G
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This restaurant is a fixture in Elora, a favourite among the locals. There are many tried and true suggestions and you will always find good choices for daily specials too. A definite choice for lunch.

Thank faylynk
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped in Elora on our way to visit friends and just walked the street looking for a place to eat. Saw "The Desert Rose" and decided to eat lunch there. Very friendly place with large tables and a small patio out back. It was...More

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Excellent service, food very good. Particularly their quiche. Unique restaurant in that it is small, does not have great curb appeal, but homey inside and there is also a private patio at the back of the establishment. Recommended.

Thank Jennet2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Metcalfe, Elora, Ontario N0B 1S0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Elora
  • Phone Number: +1 519-846-0433
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