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The Buttermilk Cafe

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44 King St W, Cobourg, Ontario K9A 2L9, Canada
+1 905-373-7247
07:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Tue 07:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sun 07:00 - 21:00
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ontario, canada
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Ben B
Port Hope, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfasts. Eggs done many ways. Pancakes and waffles were also a hit. Wide choice of sandwiches. Great family restaurant.

Thank 746suzyq
Castleton, Ontario.
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this restaurant several times .Service and meals have been great,a little pricey but in check with what other restaurants charge.I have been with my Mother for brunch and have visited with my brother for breakfast,both experiences were nice.

Thank Jimmy C
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here many times with family, friends, or just my wife. The staff is great, the food is amazing and the bill is always reasonable. I'd also like to know where they get their coffee from. It's excellent. I've never been here for dinner, but I highly recommend this restaurant for breakfast. It's probably the best in Cobourg!

Thank Chris W
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was my first time there and made to feel right at home. Excellent service by a young lady named Lynn. Very prompt and accommodating, will be back thanks to mostly in part her welcoming nature, and the atmosphere. Thanks!

Thank Mobezille
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently went here for lunch with family because of the amazing reviews. However, I was rather disappointed with the results. I ordered the Gourmet Blue Pig Burger with a side of poutine.The burger was tasty and served on fresh bread, however it was rather greasy and the poutine was too salty. One of my accompanying family members asked about... More 

Thank jazz 1
Peterborough, Canada
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have discovered this cafe offers so much more than the usual cafe fare. Nearly every thing served in this restaurant is made right on the spot... from the bread for the exquisite french toast to the lovely pineapple salsa on their special caribbean jerk pork dinner. The breakfast menu is consistent and varied and I have yet to encounter... More 

Thank Cheryl M
Baltimore, Canada
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Comfort food for good prices - large portions. Kids had all day breakfast for lunch, I had the Tuscan Tartine with sweet potato fries with aoli - delish! Busy place but the waitress was attentive and quick.

Thank nloughead
Cobourg, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mac & cheese, chicken fingers & fries. Perfection in comfort food and leftovers for lunch the next day too!

Thank NewNestInfo
Toronto, Ontario
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint, delicious & reasonably price. Nice cafe atmosphere with delicious food and a wide variety on the menu. My co-workers & I had a superb meal and they catered to our food sensitivities

Thank dkennedy18

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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?