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531 Bayfield St | Unit 109, Barrie, Ontario L4M 4Z9, Canada
+1 705-728-8474
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“carrot cake” (8 reviews)
“soups” (9 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
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Canadian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
531 Bayfield St | Unit 109, Barrie, Ontario L4M 4Z9, Canada
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent. Good friendly service. Salads are fresh with your choice of toppings. Sandwiches large and tasty. Would highly recommend

Thank poppadoug
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Nice to see we have a fan in Victoria Harbour ! :) Thank you for you kind comments. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our food. See you again soon.

Reviewed 16 January 2017

I enjoyed the soup, but felt put upon to stand in line, wait for the food, find a table and then clean up after the meal. Not my favourite dining experience. I like to be served when I go out for a meal. I didn't...More

1  Thank janice c
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Dear Janice, Thank you for your review. Happy to hear that you enjoyed one of our soups :) Yes, you are correct. We do not offer table service and the line ups may get quite long at times, though the wait times are kept under...More

Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I enjoy the sandwiches here, but what i really love are the soups. The soups are always fresh, hot and full of flavour. I love getting the little pretzel bun with the cheeseburger soup! There is nothing better on a ckld day then some of...More

Thank notallwaundersrlost
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2017

Hello and thank you very much for your comments. Soups are a bit of a passion in our kitchens .... so happy you can taste that!! :) Hoping to have a couple of brand new ones coming out in February this year. Maybe you have...More

Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

First visit to this restaurant but not the last. We decided to try it based on the tv advertising we had seen. As promised everything was fresh and delicious. The meat on our sandwiches was piled high. Toppings were plentiful and nothing was a problem....More

Thank Theodore M
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2016

Hello Ted and THANK YOU for your review. Happy you enjoyed the food and the staff :) Hope to see you again soon. Ester

Reviewed 16 November 2016

I visited for the first time last week for a late lunch. The sandwiches we had were very good, but rather over-priced. That could be overlooked if the ambience was more pleasant. The exclusively hard surfaces together with open ceilings make for a very, very...More

Thank w0lfsheadbc
Reviewed 6 November 2016

To whom it may concern, My name is Rebecca and I am the Life Enrichment Coordinator at Amica Barrie. Today I brought a bus of 5 of my residents for lunch at the Bayfield St. Fresh a-fare. Having never been there before I was not...More

Thank Becca S
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

Dear Rebecca, We are so thrilled that we were able to accommodate your group :) Thank you for all the kind words. John and his team at Bayfield are certainly appreciated within our company for the fact that they do take the extra step when...More

Reviewed 28 October 2016

We had take out from here in the form of collard wraps- one salmon and one Ruben. Both were very good though surprising small for the price ( $11 each) Definitely a place for a truly light lunch. Would not rush back.

Thank moncoer
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We regularly go to Fresh-A-Fare usually for lunch and often with good friends. The service is friendly and most accommodating. The food always is generous in portion sizes and delicious! The pulled pork is my usual choice.

Thank Tomas93
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

Hello Tomas93, Happy to see your review! Our staff in the front as well as in the kitchens will be thrilled to hear about your comments. Cheers:)

Reviewed 16 September 2016

Fourteen of us had lunch. They knew we were coming and had set up a long table. This was the first time they had done anything like this before. They welcomed us and provided table service. We first all enjoyed their small pretzel buns. Everyone...More

Thank Walter R
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2016

Dear Walter, I am so thrilled that you had a good time at fresh a-fare:) It was a pleasure looking after your group! Tammy was quite excited as she genuinely loves looking after our guests. I will make sure to pass your comments on to...More

Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

A good place to eat is always busy but serves patrons promptly. A busy place always has fresh food. The salads are huge and the sandwiches are mouth watering. You can build your own salad. The staff are friendly and helpful. Do you need any...More

Thank Al K
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2016

Hello Al K, Thank you so much for your kind review. Did you visit our Bayfield or Welham location? It thrills me to see when a customer recognizes that we really MEAN FRESH ... and thank you for having such a good sense of humour!...More

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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 531 Bayfield St | Unit 109, Barrie, Ontario L4M 4Z9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie
  • Phone Number: +1 705-728-8474
We take great pride in our food because it is OUR food. We cook, cure and smoke our own meats. We make our soups from scratch using recipes we create. We make our doughs and bake our breads. We select our produce and our meat cuts. We don't offer food we don't love ourselves. We believe in making good, honest food with lots of flavour. Eat and enjoy.
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