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The Bookshelf Bistro

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41 Quebec St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 2T1, Canada
+1 519-821-3333
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible5%
8 Aug 2018
“Food and books, a perfect combo!”
23 Jun 2018
“Lovely "gem" in the heart of Guelph”
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41 Quebec St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 2T1, Canada
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

Interesting menu, resonable prices, and excellent delivery on promises! Service was excellent and server was very accoomodating to special requests. noise level not too bad!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Anne Elizabeth S
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Cozy place to go for a coffee, bite to eat. Browse through the bookstore, and then you can head up to the indie movie theater where you can bring in a glass of wine, tea etc. Lovely back patio for the summer. There is also...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank Annie10Canada
Reviewed 14 June 2018

We were here for an event. The proprietors had been told to expect 80 people or so and should have known to increase staffing to serviceable levels and to have enough food in supply. We waited 90 minutes for our food (which by the way...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank writeonOntario
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Precisely. My wife wants to move Guelph... because of the bookshelf. While I sing her praises, I have my own. This is the place to be. I'm originally from Guelph and on a visit home we stopped by to pick up a gift for my...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Matweeds
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We spent a long lazy and very comfortable afternoon here with friends, reasonable prices, tasty food (including a good veggie selection) and interesting beers.

Date of visit: September 2016
1  Thank Alnis
Reviewed 23 November 2016

If you happen to show up at Miijida without a reservation don't despair! This restaurant, tucked away upstairs next to the cinema, serves the same great food albeit from a limited menu. The wapiti (elk) burger is fantastic. Fish and chips dish is very generous....More

Date of visit: November 2016
2  Thank Marquise_LA
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Good concept. Bookstore and theatre as well as the dining area. Food was good. Coffee was average. Service was a little slow. Agree with a previous review. Bit of a hipster feel to the place. Guess just not my thing.

Date of visit: August 2016
1  Thank T4033RDsteveb
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Nice little spot for any occasion. They do some really neat things culinarily.. Cozy atmosphere and interesting art on the walls. Make sure to try the deep fried smoked pickles- one of the tastiest and most interesting appetizers I've had in a long time. The...More

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank Brent M
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Buy tickets early to see a movie on Saturday night. We went to see Lady in the Van but it was sold out. We thought we got there early. Book store is lovely. Have been there a few times.

Date of visit: February 2016
1  Thank Marlene S
Reviewed 26 March 2016

This bookstore is totally plugged in to the local scene. It offers an excellent selection of current and classic literature for readers of all ages and tastes. Tee shirts with book covers printed on them are cool too. The shop's movie theatre provides access to...More

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank iv96364
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Sherry W
9 December 2015|
Response from AnneMarie61 | Reviewed this property |
It is their regular menu options; there were a couple of burgers, pasta, pizzas, pulled pork, vegetarian options etc. You can see the list on their website. If I remember correctly dinner and a movie option included the... More
7 July 2015|
Response from Ben R |
Hey there, Weekdays we open at 5pm, and will close no earlier than 10pm. We do have an outdoor patio, as well, which seats up to 25.
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  • Address: 41 Quebec St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 2T1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: +1 519-821-3333
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