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Cafe Insomnia

301-649 Scottsdale Dr, Guelph, Ontario N1G 4Z2, Canada
+1 519-837-9889
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (3 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
Closes in 20 min
7:30 am - 3:00 pmAll hours
$$ - $$$
301-649 Scottsdale Dr, Guelph, Ontario N1G 4Z2, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved our night at this restaurant. The new décor was fresh and classy but the best part was our fantastic meal accompanied by memorable entertainment. Everyone else had the veal and bragged about it. I had the chicken and will definitely be ordering again next...More

Thank mittej
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was very clean, the staff very attentive & friendly, the bread was fresh, the olive oil was very good. The wine choices were good. Unfortunately, the main course did not match it. The pasta was overcooked, the sauce could have been a little...More

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is not what it used to be a few years ago. The table bread was stale to say the least, one of the most important parts of the meal as it is the first thing you eat and sets up your first impression...More

1  Thank bnz519
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

If you like Italian cuisine this is a great place to go. I have only been for lunch but have never been disappointed. They have many Italian regulars seen there frequently so obviously they are endorsing the cuisine by their frequent visits. The service is...More

1  Thank Graham D
Reviewed 20 December 2016

|Café Insomnia is a favourite place to have a lunch or special dinner with friends and family. The food is excellent and the service outstanding. Just yummy all 'round!

Thank akerstreamj
Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank biggbenn11
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...More

Thank PapaBrick
Reviewed 25 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!

Thank Melissa B
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....More

Thank Jonathan D
Reviewed 31 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...More

Thank navigator627
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301-649 Scottsdale Dr, Guelph, Ontario N1G 4Z2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: +1 519-837-9889
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