Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro

4.5
398 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Canadian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
  • Local Ingredients
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, a "grab and go' cafe and organic bakery. We look forward to serving you!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Canadian, Fusion / Eclectic, Comfort Food
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Hours of Operation
10am - 10pm (Monday - Thursday)
10am - 11pm (Friday - Saturday)
10:30am - 9pm (Sunday)
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Phone number
(519) 821-9271 ext. 2
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Shea Robinson
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Catering
We have a variety of options to suit your needs.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Norfolk Street
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Parking Details
There are a variety of parking options for the restaurant. There is FREE 2 hour parking on the street, or there is a variety of public parking lots across the street.
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Public Transit
Downtown Guelph
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Special Events & Promotions
We have a variety of options to suit your needs.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 398 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The staff is amazing. They know the menu they know how to provide good service. The food is awesome. Lots of selections very creative menu. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

It was a great evening and everything was good. Our server Jenna was awesome. My only complaint was that my meal, the beef cheeks, was cold... But I didn't say anything so I didn't allow them the opportunity to correct it. Loved the patio and would likely go back.

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Very cool atmosphere. The food was delicious without being heavy. My husband had the fish and chips and the batter was light and crispy, not greasy. He loved the peanut butter pie. I enjoyed their house made ice cream and gravlax pizza.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed every part of the meal, from the food to the service. It was all awesome. My grilled cheese with bacon was delicious. Highly recommended!

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

A very well designed restaurant with Canadiana ambience and a wide ranging menu. We had the fish and chips which included a substituted chick pea and spinach salad. Everything was tasty. The decor is artistic and upscale, with local art displayed and for sale. A nice patio in the back looked inviting. The local Wellington ale and craft beer selection is great! Worth the trip!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Service and food were excellent as always ... The chickpeas on th salad were not roasted as indicated on the menu however.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

This was my 3rd lunch with friends at Miijidaa in the last couple of months. Once again the food was good, the "wines of the 'hood" bottled by Vineland Estate were excellent, and the service warm and attentive. I think the lunch menu could be a tad more ambitious and interesting than it is in its current form, but the quality is good. I'll return.

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Very pleasant evening. The staff were friendly and helpful. Next time I’ll ask to not sit at a high top - we were pretty uncomfortable after about 30 minutes but there weren’t a lot of free tables so we didn’t ask to move.

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1.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Lovely, relaxing time together.. Highly recommend - Excellent service and good food.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Overall our experience was good. With 12 people in our party we understand any challenges that can make.
After leaving our discussion became about the tip. In particular the preset tip of 18%. As a group we all felt that 18% was too high for what we received. Most would be fine with 15 but more offended by you assuming and charging us 18. In fact one of our part did not see that in his bill and paid an additional tip.
This is the reason the 12 of us most likely will not return. You should not assume how we want to spend our money.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

We had a great table but there was a large party beside us who were very loud. The service and food however are always fabulous.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

The server was so friendly and informative and gave an excellent beer recommendation. Food has always been exceptional and this day didn’t disappoint. We really enjoyed it and always do.

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

The food was good but a little too expensive for my taste. The ambience looked nice and I believe they tried to make it really authentic.

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Reunion lunch at Miijidaa with an old friend from Norway, who was very impressed by the ambience and the quality of the food. The patio was drenched, so we sat inside. We ate a chicken salad sandwich (with a side of spinach salad and Niagara riesling) and the regular grilled cheese and bacon sandwich (with a side of fries and their "Wines of the 'Hood" Niagara Cabernet Franc, which remains my go-to red wine at Miijidaa). Everything was delicious. The welcome was cordial and service was attentive and fast. The place was quite quiet at 12:30 p.m. but by the time we were finishing lunch the noise level had risen to a still-acceptable level. This is a great place to meet friends for lunch.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Took someone on a date here and it was great. A lot of fish on the menu which I'm not a fan of. The braised beef with veggies and potatoes was 10/10. The beef just absolutely pulled apart perfectly and was so soft. The veggies were cooked perfectly and seasoned to perfection. The purée that it sat on was delicious. That dish is one of the more expensive ones but totally worth it.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Awesome meal, from start to finish. Service was amazing, every dish perfectly prepared (don’t miss the scotch eggs) and very reasonably priced. We’ll definitely be back!

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2.0Dined on June 20, 2018

I've been twice in the last week. Service is friendly but slow and both times, several mistakes were made. It's a real shame.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

WE enjoyed the atmosphere and the service from Emily. Good selection of beer and the specials were a good price. Wasn't a fan of the Red Sangria, not as flavourful as I prefer, but we enjoyed our pizza and salad for sure.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Always a great meal and love the back yard patio

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Enjoyed it very much will recommend it to people and we will return soon.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Niece’s university convocation

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

We had a fantastic experience for dinner, we were driving through and came on the reviews on TA. So glad we stopped, we will definitely be back. We already recommended this place to friends. Service was awesome!!! Food was excellent

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Great experience. Love the atmosphere

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Our server went over the top to make this celebration very special for us. The food was delicious, the atmosphere is lovely, and the people who work here are wonderful at what they do. We will continue to come back here!

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

We had a wonderful meal after my university convocation. AMAZING food and service! Would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

The service was excellent and all our food came quickly and was DELICOUS. I always try to make an effort to visit the restaurant when I’m in Guelph, and I’m happy they did as they did not disappoint.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Service and food was amazing!

Not too loud and everyone in the restaurant seemed to be enjoying themselves - customers and staff.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

First time at this restaurant and not disappointed. We were greeted pleasantly. Our server was friendly and engaging. Our meals were done to perfection with generous portions and tasty. Thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance of this restaurant and will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Relaxed and comfortable atmostphere. Our server Quinn was sympathetic, kind and attentive. He made great recommendations and was knowledgeable about the menu. The food was great and we really enjoyed the cocktails and wine. Would definitely recommend!

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

We had a great dinner here. Food was good. One of us had the tourtiere the other the mac and cheese. The sweet potato soup we had first was delicious. A great meal. Plan to go again. Service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Thanks for making my wife's birthday so special. Great food and as always a very helpful, mature and interesting waitstaff!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Unique dishes made with fresh, flavourful ingredients. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Wonderful meals! My family enjoyed the food and the ambiance! Staff were friendly and attentive.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We came for a late lunch on Saturday. The service was very attentive. My mum said her seared salmon in wild rice was amazing, as was my potato pizza. The cheese and mushroom spread was okay. It was worth the drive from west Toronto for sure and we are planning to return.

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

We had the venison burger and thin crust pizza. Both were delicious. Highly recommend the food here. A bit noisy but what can you do.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Went for dinner for my birthday. Fantastic service (all the staff were fawning over my and my wife's baby), fantastic food, fantastic atmosphere. Always a good call from casual to fancy.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s day brunch menu was really good and offered a variety of new foods and classic favourites with a twist!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Very pleased with the quality of the food and the level of service. Pleasant environment and good value.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a wonderful Mother’s Day brunch with my daughter...great choice of brunch dishes and some unusual fare like Arctic char eggs Benedict...great lattes!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Our server was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the food. She was spot in with recommendations. Appetizers and main courses were exceptional. Although the room became quite noisy, we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience at Miijidaa.

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