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Detour Cafe

41 King St W, Dundas, Hamilton, Ontario L9H 1T5, Canada
+1 289-238-8360
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“beans” (7 reviews)
“blt” (5 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 18:00All hours
Cafe, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
41 King St W, Dundas, Hamilton, Ontario L9H 1T5, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was looking for a different roast when I walked into the detour on a sunny afternoon. Usually the girlfriend and I like to get our whole bean coffee from a small batch roasting company in Guelph Ontario, where we enjoy exotic, fresh Ethiopian, or...More

Thank Dukatese
Reviewed 3 days ago

Read that this was a decent place to eat, in a friendly, bistro type setting. So we gave it a try and it was not a bad experience. It is cozy, and the staff were pleasant and helpful. The food and coffee were good, but...More

Thank BuckBud
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little coffee shop in the heart of Dundas. Can be a bit noisy and a bit of a lineup for lunch though, but well worth the wait.

Thank JWitt6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was contemplating having a lunch at this café following a hike in the area; however, after reading a few mixed reviews, I have decided to pack my own lunch and only have an espresso. This was a very good decision. We have arrived at...More

2  Thank Vadim R
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Detour is a great spot to sit and sip and chat. There is limited space inside this coffee shop, but they have made it feel cozy rather than crowded. In the warm weather, there is a fine area outside for relaxing and sharing time with...More

Thank JWB-journey
Detour C, Manager at Detour Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our cafe. We definitely agree that our atmosphere is cozy and inviting. The patio is a highlight in the warmer months for sure. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 29 June 2017

Stopped here for a lunch break on a bike ride from Brantford to Dundas. Good food, great coffee and excellent service. Would definitely go back.More

Thank mikeheia
Detour C, Manager at Detour Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so happy to hear that we were a stop on your bike trip! We often have cyclists stop into the cafe while riding from various locations, which is why we have conveniently set up a bike rack alongside our patio. We even sponsor a...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017

We have been regulars at Detour for a number of years - pulled back time and time again by good food, better service and great lattes. Sometimes you read reviews and you wonder if you went to the same place as the writer. Well I...More

2  Thank AM-TJ
Detour C, Manager at Detour Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Detour Cafe. We welcome feedback as we are continuously looking for ways in which we can better serve our loyal guests. Our sincerest apologies are extended for the misrepresentation of Easter Sunday hours as it was clearly...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

A friend and I had brunch here last week. He had the weekender breakfast and I had the breakfast sandwich. The ingredients were fresh and delicious. I enjoyed the brewed coffee but would not order the decaf espresso again - it had a strong "chemically"...More

Thank MBD48
Detour C, Manager at Detour Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate you taking the time to review our cafe. It's unfortunate that you found that the decaf espresso tasted "chemically" as we actually use a completely solvent-free process called Swiss Water to decaffeinate our coffee beans. We do rotate our selection of decaf espresso...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017

As locals who love to support local independent businesses, we've cut Detour slack on service on more than one occasion. Unfortunately, it seems that the opportunities for this cozy establishment on the Dundas main drag continue to overwhelm the positives. They have great scones and...More

1  Thank Stacey A
Reviewed 28 April 2017

was looking forward to taking my parents for a great espresso and coffee. A gentleman was just leaving so 3 of us sat at a table for 2 and borrowed a chair. I guess this wasn't ok . As I was at the counter a...More

1  Thank sapz26
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 King St W, Dundas, Hamilton, Ontario L9H 1T5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton  >  Dundas
  • Phone Number: +1 289-238-8360
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Our cafe showcases the coffees we source and roast. We also serve amazing food, making all of our sauces, jams, and baked goods from scratch, using locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible.

We invite you to stop by if you’re ever in the neighbourhood.
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