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Market Side Food Shop & Cafe

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813 2nd Ave E, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 2H2, Canada
+1 519-371-7666
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:30
Sat 10:00 - 15:00
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Ontario, Canada
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82 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

This was a unique restaurant in Owen Sound and a great place for lunch downtown. Unfortunately it has permanently closed at the end of December 2015. After more than a quarter of a century serving up fresh dishes using locally sourced ingredients, MarketSide in downtown Owen Sound will close its doors. But for owners Paul Thomas and Karin van der... More 

1 Thank Bruce G
1 review
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Great healthy food. Sit down or take away, as I did. Homemade soups and fresh made salads and sandwiches. Beautiful desserts. Fast friendly service. Locally owned and operated. Local artists are showcased.

Thank Peter C
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

Owned & operated by a gentle couple since 1989, the Market Side Shop & Cafe offers delicious homemade menu items daily. It boasts freshly made offerings during the morning hours - we took home a fresh-that-day round loaf of sage foccacia & fresh-from-the-oven butter tarts! So yummy!! They also offer crafts and paintings for sale by local artisans. I absolutely... More 

Thank Jennifer A
Burlington, Canada
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2012

This small cafe has the most nutritious salads,homemade soups,bread,quiches we have ever tasted.The owner and his wife excel at quality of prepared food as well as service. We highly recommend this place for lunch in Owen Sound

3 Thank Doug200
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2012

a vegetarian, vegan, or meat-based meal you will be pleasantly surprised. A delightful selection of healthy salads and main dishes are available as well as fresh baked items to take home! We have eaten at the Market Cafe twice recently and enjoyed a variety of delicious food. I can recommend it certainly worth a visit.

1 Thank tacopat
Red Bay, Ontario
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2012

Not much of an atmosphere, but a great place for lunch. Especially if you have dietary restrictions. prices are affordable and the food is fresh and delicious.

1 Thank R H
Owen Sound, Canada
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2012

A small, delightful little cafe. Food was excellent, fresh, great choices for lunch. Menu varies daily, order at the counter.

1 Thank gremlin56
Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2012

This is one of my favorite places in town. Paul and Karin are hard working and provide exceptional healthy choices. The often use spelt flour and quinoa in place of whole wheat. The chocolate cake is sensational!!! The rooted vegetable soups are excellent along with the splet flour crust pizza. Always a pleasure to have lunch here!

4 Thank Mindy B
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2009

This is a good place to buy treats, dips etc to take home.

Thank crittermail

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 813 2nd Ave E, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 2H2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Grey County  >  Owen Sound
  • Phone Number: +1 519-371-7666

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