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Cafe Insomnia

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301-649 Scottsdale Dr, Guelph, Ontario N1G 4Z2, Canada
+1 519-837-9889
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 07:30 - 15:00
Thu - Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Guelph, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is not what it used to be a few years ago. The table bread was stale to say the least, one of the most important parts of the meal as it is the first thing you eat and sets up your first impression for the rest of your meal. Our drinks arrived with multi-coloured straws...all in mismatched glassware,... More 

Thank bnz519
Perrysburg, Ohio
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

If you like Italian cuisine this is a great place to go. I have only been for lunch but have never been disappointed. They have many Italian regulars seen there frequently so obviously they are endorsing the cuisine by their frequent visits. The service is very good and often it's the owner herself. The food is served in a timely... More 

Thank Graham D
Guelph, Ontario
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

|Café Insomnia is a favourite place to have a lunch or special dinner with friends and family. The food is excellent and the service outstanding. Just yummy all 'round!

Thank akerstreamj
Guelph, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Attending a family birthday dinner on a busy Saturday night. Every part of the evening was professionally handled by our waitress. Everything on the menu looked very appetizing. Our party of 8 ordered a number of dishes from the mains. Everyone was pleased with their selections with respects to plating and taste. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank biggbenn11
Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Small and intimate with Italian cuisine. It is family owned and operated which you feel as soon as you walk in. Lisa is in the kitchen (which is in the dining area) while Andrew meets and greets guests. The food and wine are great. The staff are friendly and engaging. The atmosphere is relaxing and casual. This is the kind... More 

Thank PapaBrick
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Two birthdays to celebrate.. My husband and our daughter's. She flew in from Saskatoon. Dinner at Cafe Insomnia brought back memories. Of years past when she used to frequent the restaurant with friends when she was still in Guelph. Food was great!

Thank Melissa B
Guelph, Canada
Level Contributor
58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Cafe Insomnia has been a little gem in Guelph for years and has always been amazing. They have always served up high quality food that not only looks phenomenal but also tastes great. The staff is small in numbers which makes it feel like family. The restaurant may be small but makes you feel like you're home and eating something... More 

Thank Jonathan D
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73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We visited Cafe Insomnia this past Sat night with a good friend and our boys and what a pleasure it was ... from the very friendly owners and staff ... to the regular customers (seems like all the same ones every Saturday night) - which should tell you something right away. I ordered a Caprese Salad for starters and what... More 

Thank navigator627
1 review
Reviewed 7 May 2016

I tell people that I can't believe I missed it. If you want to find a gem that has survived for years by word of mouth, this gem is in Guelph, ON. I easily recommend it for dinner Please, book ahead for dinner Thurs- Sat only

Thank Michael R
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I have been to Café Insomnia many times however my friends from out of town have not, and really wanted to meet there for lunch. As I have always told them the restaurant is a great meeting place for family and friends. The staff are attentive and on this particular day, our waiter was very patient with four senior women,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301-649 Scottsdale Dr, Guelph, Ontario N1G 4Z2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: +1 519-837-9889

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