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Timeless Cafe & Bakery

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305 Northfield Dr E, Waterloo, Ontario N2V 2N4, Canada
+1 519-883-0202
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cafe is somewhat interesting (just because of its unusual location) and somewhat unique. The menu is small and fairly uninteresting and today's French onion soup was a huge disappointment. So bland even tons of pepper couldn't save it. Thin and watery. And served in a regular shallow soup/pasta dish instead of the standard baking pot. The small piece of... More 

Thank MeafordVickie
Toronto, Canada
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had heard so much about this place from people so I thought I'd give it a try with some friends. Two of us are gluten free and dairy free and all of us love finding places that promote local produce, and ethically farmed meats. The place itself is very cute, I loved it. I grew up on a farm... More 

Thank kwconnoisseur
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We decided to stay the night in St. Jacobs and were looking for a decent place to eat – something other than the usual franchises that offer a bland and unimaginative menu. We checked Trip Advisor for restaurants in St. Jacobs and this place received very favourable reviews so we thought we would try it out. This place is a... More 

Thank RDandCT
Kitchener, Ontario
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The entrance and surrounding yard doesn't make a positive first impression. After all this is what some might call a 'junk yard' when in reality it is the sales place of many beautiful rescued objects from demolished buildings. But once you get past the cluttered exterior into the quirky building you realize that the description 'Cafe & Bakery' is nowhere... More 

Thank weewilly69
Ontario, Canada
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281 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We were surprised by the limited choices on the menu. The soup was very good and the salad dressing they make was delicious, however, that is where the rave review stops. Their chicken wraps contain all kinds of ingredients, but the combination was not a winner with me. All I could taste was the goat's cheese that overpowered the rest... More 

Thank ycnanb
Kampala, Uganda
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Went to a Wedding Reception in their upstairs room and was delighted - the food and service were quite excellent. The ambience was lovely.

Thank Hugo S
Elmira, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We frequently go to Timeless for just a morning coffee and scone, or lunch. Everyone once in a while we'll book our date night here for dinner. Going for Valentine's this year. The food is always fresh. We find that the chef is very creative in the use of flavour combinations and ingredients. We love to see what the weekly... More 

Thank RoyHeather
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Went for a business lunch. It's my first time visiting St. Jacobs and I have never been so pleasantly caught off guard. I recommend everything on the menu, I couldn't choose! It doesn't matter what you get, the flavors come alive in your mouth . LOVE that they use local fresh ingredients and make their own ingredients from scratch. Don't... More 

Thank Keshia G
Cortez, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

A delicious lunch and highly recommended - my hugely enjoyed second visit. A delightful spot to enjoy a meal and get away from the crowded Malls nearby - well done to the well trained staff - thank you

Thank Matp1
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We love Timeless Cafe & Bakery. They have a great menu and also cater to gluten and dairy intolerances. Live entertainment for Sunday brunch. Fun, clean and a good place to eat.

Thank watwoman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Delicatessen, Canadian, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
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Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 Northfield Dr E, Waterloo, Ontario N2V 2N4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 519-883-0202
Timeless Cafe & Bakery is located in the original hen-house of a century old farm homestead in North Waterloo. Our Cafe is a hidden gem, surrounded by high-tech and other diversified businesses, and adjacent neighbourhoods. This beautiful old structure has been creatively restored by the Cafe owners, Jim & Lesley Brickman. The interior finishes and fixtures are designed to showcase the practical uses of reclaimed materials and architecturalStore Imagetreasures found next door at The Timeless Materials Co. The result is an original eating destination, in a warm and friendly atmosphere. At Timeless Cafe & Bakery we pride ourselves in sourcing the finest fresh, local ingredients available, as the changing seasons allow us throughout the year. Our fresh baked breads, pastries and healthy inspired offerings are all made from scratch. Our menu selections change daily, on the whim of our creative & exceptional chefs'. Since our quiet opening in mid-August 2012, we are fortunate to have been promoted by way of the most sincerest of compliments, word of mouth. We hope your visit will be a unique eating experience that will keep you coming back with friends, family and associates.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?