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649 Scottsdale Drive, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-837-9889
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Wed 07:30 - 15:00
Thu - Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Owner is always there and the food is outstanding. Fresh and made to order. Highly recommend this place. You will not be disappointed

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Thank Tim B
Guelph, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Attending a family birthday dinner on a busy Saturday night. Every part of the evening was professionally handled by our waitress. Everything on the menu looked very appetizing. Our party of 8 ordered a number of dishes from the mains. Everyone was pleased with their selections with respects to plating and taste. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank biggbenn11
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Small and intimate with Italian cuisine. It is family owned and operated which you feel as soon as you walk in. Lisa is in the kitchen (which is in the dining area) while Andrew meets and greets guests. The food and wine are great. The staff are friendly and engaging. The atmosphere is relaxing and casual. This is the kind... More 

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Thank PapaBrick
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Two birthdays to celebrate.. My husband and our daughter's. She flew in from Saskatoon. Dinner at Cafe Insomnia brought back memories. Of years past when she used to frequent the restaurant with friends when she was still in Guelph. Food was great!

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Thank Melissa B
Guelph, Canada
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Cafe Insomnia has been a little gem in Guelph for years and has always been amazing. They have always served up high quality food that not only looks phenomenal but also tastes great. The staff is small in numbers which makes it feel like family. The restaurant may be small but makes you feel like you're home and eating something... More 

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Thank Jonathan D
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73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

We visited Cafe Insomnia this past Sat night with a good friend and our boys and what a pleasure it was ... from the very friendly owners and staff ... to the regular customers (seems like all the same ones every Saturday night) - which should tell you something right away. I ordered a Caprese Salad for starters and what... More 

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Thank navigator627
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

I tell people that I can't believe I missed it. If you want to find a gem that has survived for years by word of mouth, this gem is in Guelph, ON. I easily recommend it for dinner Please, book ahead for dinner Thurs- Sat only

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Thank Michael R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I have been to Café Insomnia many times however my friends from out of town have not, and really wanted to meet there for lunch. As I have always told them the restaurant is a great meeting place for family and friends. The staff are attentive and on this particular day, our waiter was very patient with four senior women,... More 

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Thank Fergusgrandparents
Guelph, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Just had our valentines day dinner at Café Insomnia. What a great night, Live music and fantastic food and service. We have never been disappointed with the food, service, ambience at this restaurant. Small and intimate and yet we have been there for parties with 12-15 people and thoroughly enjoy ourselves. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank doreenh2015
Guelph
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Family owned and operated with authentic italian pasta, antipasta, salads, and more. Absolutely love the veal parmesan, I've had it several times now. Ceasar salad is excellent. Very cozy atmosphere and great service. The owner was kind enough to accommodate my request for a mixed tasting dish of meats, cheeses and bread with oil and balsamic on my last visit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
07:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 649 Scottsdale Drive, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: +1 519-837-9889

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?