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The Buttermilk Cafe

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44 King St W, Cobourg, Ontario K9A 2L9, Canada
+1 905-373-7247
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07:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Tue 07:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sun 07:00 - 21:00
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped here for a quick eat to bite whilst exploring the lake towns around Toronto. Greeted immediately upon entering with a friendly and homely welcome. We were concerned about our 18 month old son who was playing up a bit, but could not have been made to feel more at ease. Showed to clean and wide table with toddler facilities... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped by here on the way to Ste Annes Spa with a friend. Arrived around noon for a lunch and had to wait in line 20 mins. This is a very popular local hangout. Service was good and friendly and food was great. My friend had a really big BLT with fries, and I had a grilled chicken caesar. Filled... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easter Sunday we were accommodated quickly even though they were busy. Surprising to see they take reservations. Popular place. Menu more extensive than what you would expect for a cafe. They also serve dinners.

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Thank JER154984
Toronto, Canada
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91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A return to "the Buttermilk" did not disappoint. The food was excellent, the service attentive, and the ambiance great. I suspect this a is a local spot to which people return again & again. It is clean, inviting, efficient and a perfect breakfast spot. We decided the next time we pass through Cobourg, we will try it for lunch or... More 

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Thank Liza B
Cobourg, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

clean, great people, friendly. good food, great atmosphere inn the middle of bowl town. great for groups

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Thank Sandra P
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for dinner a week ago, service was very friendly and there were lots of choices on the menu. We all had different entrees and were overall satisfied with the meal that was about as close to home cooked as you could get in a restaurant. I would recommend this to someone looking for a spot to eat... More 

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Thank James C
Oshawa, Ontario
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201 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a group of 16 for lunch and had reserved a spot. We were very quickly seated and served in a separate location in the back. The service was quick and friendly and we were well looked after. While the menu is heavily weighted towards breakfast-style meals and entrees, there is a good variety to choose from and some... More 

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Thank MelOshawa
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Locals love this cafe. It's special is breakfasting. Wraps, soup, and other freshly made options. It grows on you!

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Thank Brenda B
Port Hope, Canada
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We usually share when we eat here, the portion sizes are generous, but we found menu items for smaller appetites so tried them. The spagetti with tomato sauce was more then enough for my friend - he took some home. I found the mac and cheese the perfect size for me. The meals came with signature buttermilk rolls and we... More 

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Thank margaretm364
ontario, canada
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104 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

For several years this has been our favourite spot for a bite between Toronto and Kingston. We can't seem to pass by when driving Highway 2, and when using the 401 are often lured off and into downtown Cobourg. It's a wonderfully cozy family restaurant with a wide-ranging menu, a great selection of tea, and desserts that are worth a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Validated Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 King St W, Cobourg, Ontario K9A 2L9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Cobourg
  • Phone Number: +1 905-373-7247

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