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Blackbird Cafe

$$ - $$$
Canadian, Cafe, Soups
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1694 Burnstown Rd, Renfrew, Ontario K0J 1G0, Canada
+1 613-432-3599
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Today
11:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 19:00
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Blackbird is the go-to cafe of our group four times a year. The ambiance is1800s, but the food is well conceived, well prepared, and kindly presented in 2017. I have never had a dish which disappointed. Dietary requirements of my friends were cheerfully fulfilled. Don't miss their soups, and the banana-chocolate cheesecake was to die for.

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Thank Alexa D
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place used to be THE place to go especially for a special occasion. It was always expensive, but worth what you were paying for. I don't know why, but it appears the portions have changed and the food is just not the same.

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Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The Black Bird was a short drive for us and the first word that came to mind, as we came to the door, in the evening, was "Rustic" - The interior is pleasant, with a lot of knick knacks displayed on the wall, which definitely add to the character of the place. The older wood boards and planks complete the... More 

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Thank Marc B
Golden Lake, Canada
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I love this cafe for many reasons. We were there on a Sunday afternoon and they were closing a little earlier for some reason so our lunch was a bit rushed but we were grateful that they still took us after an hour drive to get there. The food was fresh and large portions. The only thing disappointing was the... More 

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Thank Cindy_GoldenLake
Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

What a sweet little place. It is not a café in terms of there are no cappuccinos or lattice, but what there is, is amazing fresh flavourful and healthy food, and an interesting environment, you are surrounded by things you willwant to look at, and I t is very tranquil and relaxing. The kind of place you want to sit... More 

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Thank 708annea
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We have come here for lunch on several occasions and it never disappoints. The food and service are outstanding and the atmosphere is delightful.

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Thank carol_bode
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This was our first visit to this gem of a place. Small and quaint. Service was excellent with staff very knowledgeable. We had shrimp cocktail and crab cakes for starters then steak with blue cheese crust, and steak and mushrooms for main course. Steaks were done to exactly as we ordered. Finished off with carrot cake and a chocolate/banana cake.... More 

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Thank Kevin W
Renfrew, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The black bird is 2nd to none.. excellent food and ..service.. great value all around.. you won't leave the black bird hungry the pourtions are huge

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Thank shawn k
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 December 2016

My lunch was good, but extremely expensive they should make the portions smaller and lower the prices. Also the bathrooms need updated they are very dark and smelly

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Thank Davidma1gen
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We had lunch here one day while staying at the Calabogie Lodge. We both had wraps from their specials that day and were very satisfied. Mine had chicken, cranberry goat cheese, bacon, pesto mayo, lettuce, and tomato. My husband's was southwest beef with veggies. Both came with a small salad and a bowl of soup for around $15. It was... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian, Cafe, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 19:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1694 Burnstown Rd, Renfrew, Ontario K0J 1G0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Renfrew
  • Phone Number: +1 613-432-3599

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