We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Decent but disappointing”
Review of Rural Roots Cafe - CLOSED

No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
Rural Roots Cafe
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Friendly, cafe and bakery serving home made food and baked goods including gluten-free. Outdoor patio, Muskoka Roastery Rainforest Alliance coffee and Metropolitan Teas. Vegan and vegetarian options.
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Unfortunately I discovered that there aren't too many healthy-food choice establishments in Bancroft, so I was really looking forward to checking out this cafe. The food was decent but nothing extraordinary. The ingredients were fresh but the portions were skimpy. My partner ordered a soup and sandwich and was still hungry after. I had a burrito and a salad and same - meagre portions. And neither of us are big eaters.

The prices seemed pretty steep considering the small portions. Not the worst experience but I wouldn't suggest it if you're feeling pretty hungry. We bought some cookies and they were great.

I'd stick with the cookies and lunch elsewhere.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank daniel n
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviews (10)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

4 - 8 of 10 reviews

Reviewed 8 August 2013

Awesome food!! Gluten free choices, very friendly, knowledgable staff...mushroom veggie burger was delicious!

Thank Hellen B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 July 2013

My family has had a cottage in the Bancroft area for almost 35 years- I spent my childhood summers there and I know the town fairly well. Last week, I was up visiting friends and I decided to spend a day in town by myself and I needed a real coffee. I decided to give Rural Roots a shot. I can not believe that I had passed this place up so many times in previous years.....what a mistake.
The coffee was spectacular (and I love my coffee) and the food they were putting out looked fantastic. The place was busy with seated diners and take out orders. The freezer in the front had gluten free items and frozen soups- super convenient and the interior was wall to wall local artistry- beautiful. I was especially fond of the window hangers. The patio is large enough yet still intimate and well shaded. I was so relieved to discover that Bancroft had emerged from it's seemingly back woods cocoon and stepped into today. I went back the next day for another cup of coffee and I will most certainly be back in the future- hoping this is a sign of the times for the town. Looking forward to my next visit!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank karmel2305
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 May 2013

Very good food, friendly staff. Excellend varied menu, soups are fantastic. Freezer at front with soup to go. Nice outdoor patio.

Thank marchbreakneeded
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 February 2013

Great people. Great food. Great coffee. Reasonable prices!!! Will be bak. Again and again. Cozy atmosphere. Central location

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank emmatrue
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Rural Roots Cafe also viewed

 
Bancroft, Ontario
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing