Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro

4.6
1131 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro is a celebration of historical foods and cultures of Canada, with a deep respect for local and sustainable ingredients, farmers and artisans. We offer full service dining and a "grab and go' cafe. We look forward to serving you!

Experiences

  • Date Night Wednesday

    CA$69.99 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Every Wednesday - two can dine for $69.99 including a bottle of wine! Wine: Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Merlot. Appetizer: jalapeno cornbread, seared halloumi, market greens. Mains: seared arctic char, pan roasted chicken, fish + chips, smoked piri piri tofu. Dessert: chocolate peanut butter pie, butter tart, vegan chocolate chip cookies. Includes your choice of 1 appetizer, 2 mains, 1 dessert + 1 bottle of wine!
  • Valentines Day 3 Course Feature Menu

    CA$39.99 per person

    Feb 11 - Feb 14, 2022

    Enjoy a specially curated 3-course menu on your own or with a loved one! Available for dine-in and curbside pickup 1st Course Selections: Tonight’s Soup - caramelized onion + brie, bread + butter Jalapeno Cornbread Duck Confit Croquette Seared Halloumi Cheese 2nd Course Selections: Smoked Piri Piri Tofu Seared Trout Roasted Half Cornish Hen Wild Boar Belly 3rd Course Selections: Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Chocolate Chip Cookies Chocolate Goat Cheesecake *GF options available upon request

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1131 People Are Saying
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BunnyL
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our New Year’s Eve dinner was delicious and there was a lot of choice on the menu. They were very attentive to my husband’s gluten free requirements.
The chaga white chocolate mousse was heavenly!

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you so much Bunny!! We're so glad that you had a great experience on such a special day, and we hope to see you again soon :)

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Marneski
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An exceptional menu created for NYE. Absolutely delicious.

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on January 7, 2022

Fantastic! Thank you so much for the feedback! Hopefully next year we can go all out :)

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gftgordon
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience1

Needs improvement ,.service was poor food was mediocre

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you so much for the feedback, and we're so sorry that this was your experience. We hope to make it up to you the next time you come in.

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CoryT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

My first visit was much better than expected. I had read the reviews online, and overwhelmingly most of them were positive, so we decided to take a chance and travel into downtown Guelph to give this cafe a visit. We're exceptionally happy, the food quality was excellent, some of the best food I've had in quite some time, and we eat out frequently. Service was very good, and the ambiance, although not very busy, was quite cozy. One of the advantages of this location, is the bookstore attached, quite charming. We would definitely go back again, and expect us to go back soon

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you so much Cory! We're so glad that we exceeded expectations! Can't wait to have you back soon.

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FrankL
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I'm originally from Guelph but was visiting from the States for the holidays. I use to go to the old Bookshelf Cafe when I was in town and the addition of the Miijidaa was a pleasant surprise!

My wife, son and I loved it! The waiter was perhaps the best and most helpful waiter I've ever had. But then again, I do live in the NYC area now... so the politeness of the Canadian culture was a welcomed energy. :-)

The food was terrific... especially the Lentil and Chickpea soup.
Look forward to coming back when I'm in town again.
Go! You won't be disappointed.

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you so much Frank! We're happy to have you back every time you need a little dose of Canadian spirit :) Hope to see you again soon!!

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adams
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We sat in the bar and had Spencer the bartender as our service. He was super friendly and extremely knowledgeable in the art of mixology. We had a blast!

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on December 29, 2021

Spencer is a gem! So glad that you had such a great experience :)

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GedLasso
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From being greeted at the entrance through to being seated and served, the staff at Miijidaa were welcoming, friendly and attentive. Customer service, needless to say was exemplary. As for the food, delicious! Miijidaa is a must visit. We will certainly be returning often.

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on December 24, 2021

Thank you so much, we're so glad that you had such a great experience! Can't wait to have you back :)

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Craigd
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

start to finish, excellent, we will be back :) Goat Cheese appetizer dip is a good one!

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on December 24, 2021

That is so great! Thank you so much :) See you soon!

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Odette
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food that isn't the ordinary fare. Nice atmosphere, great service, fair price. This has become my favourite restaurant in Guelph.

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on December 16, 2021

Amazing! Thank you so much!!

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JudyC
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Very casual, relaxing and eclectic atmosphere. Party of 5 and everyone enjoyed their meals. Server Flo was very good. They allowed us time to talk and did not rush us. Would go back again and recommend to friends.

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on December 16, 2021

Thank you so much, Judy!! Hopefully we can get your experience up to a 5-star next time ;) See you soon!

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LaurieC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was lovely and prompt. Two of us ordered salads and they were massive. Had to take some of it home. Enjoyed looking at all the beautiful artwork on the walls. Although I live in Oakville I have been there twice and will go again anytime I am in Guelph. The other three people I was with live in Burlington and Cambridge. They too enjoyed our lunch at your restaurant.

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on December 16, 2021

Thank you so much Laurie!! Can't wait to have you back next time that you're in Guelph :)

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KWdiner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love this gem. Outstanding food, quality and service. Quite busy and had to wait a bit for the entrees to come out but well worth it and server was very attentive!

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on December 11, 2021

Thank you so much for the feedback + your patience! See you again soon :)

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SusanB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Food was amazing, waitresses were very attentive. The whole place just has a great vibe!

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on December 11, 2021

Thank you so much, Susan! Can't wait to have you back!!

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MelW
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

3 Stars is for the food. The presentation was lovely. The meat in the main dishes was very good. However, the accompaniments were not properly cooked for either main dish that we ordered. With the duck confit - the carrots, while well-flavoured, were so hard, they were next to raw and difficult to cut with a fork and knife. The underlying sweet potato puree was cold. With the smoked and seared duck - the potatoes were undercooked and thus, overly firm.
While no one wants mushy vegetables, this was taking that concept too far. Were I to recommend Miijidaa to a friend, I would do so with reservation.

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on December 16, 2021

Hi Mel, so sorry that we could not deliver on your expectations. I have passed your notes on to the chef and we would be happy to cook the vegetables to your preference next time you come in. Hopefully we can hit the mark for you next time! Thank you for the feedback!!

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AndreaV
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent, as usual. The service was great. We had the spicy sweet potato and carrot soup and the sausage pizza. Highly recommend.

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on December 16, 2021

Fantastic! Thank you so much for the review and the feedback. See you again soon!!

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KrisR
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Seriously, the food was as good as it smelled. Amazing!!! And the server was super upbeat but not annoying, a delicate balance but she pulled it off! I will return as often as I can.

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on December 11, 2021

Our chef is our queen, thank you so much for the feedback :) Excited to host you again!!

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FloydM
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

King West style eating right in downtown Guelph. Great gluten free pizza's!

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on December 9, 2021

Thank you so much!! See you again soon :)

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hadn’t been there before but was intrigued and decided to bring some family and friends there for a special occasion. So happy I did! Cost atmosphere, friendly staff and amazing food. Highly recommended and will be back!

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on December 9, 2021

So happy that you had such a great experience!! Can't wait to have you back :)

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NancyP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely supper...two of us had pizza and I had the garlic chicken sandwich. All were yummy. The service was excellent as always. Looking forward to returning in the near future.

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on December 7, 2021

So glad you had a good time!! See you again soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience4

Sat there with water for 20 minutes and eventually had to call over a server.
Waited another 10 minutes for drinks
Had fish and chips - the fish batter was soggy, floury and chewy

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on December 7, 2021

Hi there, so sorry to hear about this experience with us. Even when it's busy this is an unacceptable amount of time to wait, and that's very disappointing about your fish + chips. We would very much like to make it up to you next time you're in because we aim to serve a much better experience than this!

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SylviaP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Loved the ambience and the decor. We were served promptly and waitress was very friendly. Food was very flavorful, although, to me, the chocolate peanut butter cake was a little disappointing. Prices were a little on the high side but overall I enjoyed eating here.

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on December 7, 2021

Hi Sylvia, so glad that you enjoyed your meal with us!! Thank you for the feedback :)

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augbeauty
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal experience!! The Wild Boar Sausage pizza is excellent!!! Highly recommended!!!

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on December 7, 2021

Woo! Thank you so much!!

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Carol
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Delicious food and lots of menu options at this popular bistro, conveniently located next to a great bookstore

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on December 7, 2021

Thank you so much, Carol!

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KrisP
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mya was an awesome waitress, the food was amazing so tasteful. When I was there I made plans to come back while on dessert.

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on December 4, 2021

Love to hear it!! Thank you so much! :)

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Helen
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I have eaten at Miijidaa Cafe a few times and tonights dinner was a bit less great than the others. My caesar came with no garnishes. My fries tasted cold and a bit tough. There was no tartar sauce with the fish. The coleslaw had no flavour. My friend's meal was amazing - she had the beef. In the past the chicken and the beef have been amazing. Not sure what happened but I did notice two very large parties happening in the two ends of the restaurant and wonder if our meals had been a bit overlooked.

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on December 3, 2021

Hi Helen, we're so sorry to have given you a lesser experience than you've had in the past - we hope to make it better each time! Those missing pieces definitely help to form the experience and they should not have been missing. Thank you for the feedback, and I hope to provide you a better experience next time!

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vipIbadanboy
London
51 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Last night, I felt like having a vegetarian dinner so looked up the Guelph options and happened upon Miijidaa Cafe. So I booked my table and went with an open mind.

Wow! I had an excellent time. The service was excellent, the ambience was lovely and the food was outstanding.

I had the Miiji bowl and inhaled it all in. It’s a large plate but I took it down in no time. It was that good!!

I had a really lovely experience and will be back again soon.

Thank you 🙏🏽

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on December 3, 2021

We love to hear stories like this - thank you so much!! See you soon!

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FrankiR
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were wonderful and friendly and helpful, the meal lovely! Will go back.

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on December 3, 2021

Thank you so much, Frank!! See you again soon!

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sage
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant! Delicious food, very friendly service, beautiful artwork, peaceful and vibrant atmosphere.

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on December 3, 2021

Lovely feedback, thank you so much!!

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MadddieB
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great drinks and food, really great value! The meals were a reasonable price and tasty. All the staff were kind and made the experience great. Such an awesome spot, would totally come back.

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you so much!! Can't wait to have you back :)

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MrPickles
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic night out. I won a gift certificate and enjoyed a night out with my young adult kids that we rarely get to partake in. I love the warm welcoming staff and decor with warm lighting and beautiful artwork... Our meals... We're fantastic. Very pleasing visually and absolutely perfect flavor pairing with sides. Braised beef cheeks was our table favorite. Thanks for being awesome

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on November 27, 2021

Thank you so much for this wonderful feedback!! So glad we could make your special night worthwhile. Hopefully we can have you and your family back again soon :)

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LordB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

This is the second time I have visited the Miijidaa. The first time I thought it was exceptional, however my last visit was quite the opposite.
Firstly, the drinks were good and popular with our party.
The service was mediocre, especially as the restaurant was almost empty.
The food, appetizers were good and enjoyable, then our entree's came.
Three of our dishes were very nice and we had little or no complaints, however the last 2 which were pizza's were quite frankly awful. The Vegan potato pizza was bland, dry tasteless and had no colour or appeal to want to eat it. The Vegan mushroom pizza was just as bad and in fact the person that ordered that has been ill with a stomach upset since 4am.
Just a note to all concerned, vegan food doesnt have to be boring and bland. Check out La Fontana in Elora as proof of what they can do with vegan pizza. To be honest I felt the overall experience this time was expensive and not at what I experienced last time.

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on November 27, 2021

Hi there, so sorry about this negative and very different experience that you had last time you dined with us. I hope this was a one-off experience, we usually hear great feedback about our vegan options. Either way, we would love to make it up to you next time you come in and give you the exceptional service and flavours that are expected!!

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Chris
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

The elk and pork tourtiere was mediocre and the service was slow.

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on November 23, 2021

So sorry for your experience Chris, I hope that we can make a better impression on your next visit!! Thank you for the feedback :)

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Alia
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

Floriane is awesome. He created a fun and inviting atmosphere for my friend and I to celebrate her birthday. The service was great. I was disappointed with my fish and chips and should have told him, but didn't. There was absolutely no flavour whatsoever. Fries were good. My friend's pizza and soup were delicious. I frequently send people to Mijiida and will continue to recommend. Thank you for asking my opinion. It just felt like my fish was an afterthought.
-Alia

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on November 23, 2021

Thank you so much for this wonderful feedback! Floriane is great for hyping up an exciting day, and they definitely would have loved to make it up to you if they knew you weren't happy with your fish and chips. Thank you for all of your recommendations, and I hope that we can provide a better meal experience for you next time!!

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TofuProverb
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Delicious food. We appreciated all the vegan options available. Food was a bit slow to come to us, but it may have been b/c of a busy night for the restaurant.

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on November 23, 2021

Thank you so much!! Hope to see you again soon :)

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ShelbyM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great spot. We had an awesome time, good food good service, love the art on the walls.

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on November 23, 2021

Thank you so much Shelby!! Our walls are always changing, currently we have Lucy Cifoni Hughes' work up, feel free to check her out online or come back to buy your favourite piece!

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KassieJ
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food as usual and really nice to see so many people using the restaurant

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on November 23, 2021

Thank you Kassie!! We love it too! See you soon :)

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MarshaL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious. Service was wonderful!

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on November 23, 2021

Thank you Marsha! So happy to be able to deliver this experience for you!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as always! The pizzas are delicious…especially the potato pizza and the mushroom pizza.

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on November 23, 2021

Agreed!! Thank you so much, see you again!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service! Great food!

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on November 27, 2021

Great guests!! Thank you so much :)

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BunnyL
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite restaurant in Guelph! I tried the Arctic Char and it was The melt in your mouth delicious.

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro
Responded on November 23, 2021

Truly wonderful work by our chef and kitchen team!! Thank you so much :)

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FAQs

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 821-9271 ext. 2.

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 1131 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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