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Only Cafe

$$ - $$$, Cafe,
216 Hunter St W, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 2L2, Canada
+1 705-743-7591
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good24%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible12%
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Bar, Cafe, Canadian, American
$$ - $$$
216 Hunter St W, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 2L2, Canada
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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

It's been a while since my last visit. As much as I have loved being a patron over the last 27 years or so, The Only is a very unpredictable place. It all depends on who is working that day...and more importantly who is cooking....More

Thank johnpublican
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We stopped in one sunny afternoon in October, and grabbed a seat on the patio. The place has a great selection of craft beers and ciders, and many sandwiches to choose from. I can't remember exactly which sandwiches we ordered, but we both really enjoyed...More

Thank AXAllen
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Okay so you think that this place is not very nice! You are wrong! Very clean and what a great Sunday morning breakfast spot. This is our second visit and it was great both times. I wasn't going to write about the only because I...More

Thank atti2ud
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We actually frequent The Only regularly as we live in Peterborough. It has a great selection of beers, friendly staff and regular entertainment. We are most often there to watch a local improv troupe called the Citiots. The third Friday is every month has the...More

Thank CDRoss
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Very unique place in town and in the area; nice spot by the river and very good selection of beers in bottle; great price and atmosphere. Cheers!

Thank WeAreAnimals
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Well, it's quite something, the Only. Oldsters and youngish-stere, hipsters and professionals, straight and gay and everything else, a safe and festive place, no pretension (all those theatre people, and no pretension: nice trick!)... the bartenders used to be snooty but have been really friendly...More

Thank Recovering_Hungarian
Reviewed 13 January 2016

The Only is a downtown Peterborough staple. Great beer selection (though their draft beer is pricey), and good menu. The food is delicious, though it can take a while (45-60 minutes..) to arrive. It depends on how busy they are, but also depends on who...More

Thank DiooneW
Reviewed 26 October 2015

A very funky ambiance and easy going customer service. The food has always been fresh, original and the dishes are hearty servings. It is a cash only establishment but don't let that deter you from attending. One of my favourite places.

Thank David D
Reviewed 6 October 2015

The serving staff at The Only is absolutely horrible. Condescending, arrogant and rude. I get the feeling some of the people that work there are upset they might have squandered their potential in life and are now angry and frustrated with the university student patrons...More

3  Thank JoeKarma
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I have been eatin meals here since 1998. I love the World's Best Sandwich oozing with melted Gouda cheese, mushed avocado, onion, tomato and green pepper. I also love the fresh turkey and delicious dressing on the Ginger Mick salad. I have never been able...More

Thank Kate K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Bar, Cafe, Canadian, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 Hunter St W, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 2L2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Peterborough
  • Phone Number: +1 705-743-7591
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