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Detour Cafe

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41 King St W, Dundas, Hamilton, Ontario L9H 1T5, Canada
+1 289-238-8360
08:00 - 17:00
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Burlington Ontario
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116 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I had brunch here last week. He had the weekender breakfast and I had the breakfast sandwich. The ingredients were fresh and delicious. I enjoyed the brewed coffee but would not order the decaf espresso again - it had a strong "chemically" flavour and after taste. We did not experience the "service" issues referenced by other writers.... More 

Thank MBD48
Dundas, Ontario
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As locals who love to support local independent businesses, we've cut Detour slack on service on more than one occasion. Unfortunately, it seems that the opportunities for this cozy establishment on the Dundas main drag continue to overwhelm the positives. They have great scones and other nibbles. The building itself is interesting and unique. What tanks Detour for us is... More 

Thank Stacey A
Dundas, Canada
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

was looking forward to taking my parents for a great espresso and coffee. A gentleman was just leaving so 3 of us sat at a table for 2 and borrowed a chair. I guess this wasn't ok . As I was at the counter a server asked another woman to move over so we could have her table. She kindly... More 

Thank sapz26
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I have no idea why the coffee culture is so advanced and sophisticated in Australia and New Zealand. Maybe it was the European influx in the 50s and 60s but if you've been downunder and tasted the coffee, you'll know what I mean. We take it very seriously. So When I picked up and moved to Dundas Ontario a few... More 

Thank raywood2014
Miranda d, General Manager at Detour Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you! We are definitely enthusiastic coffee lovers and we are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you again very soon! More 

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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Great cafe. I feel the Americano needs to be served in a bigger cup or mug as it's a tad strong. Pretty sure it's a water ratio thing. The food is great. The menu tends to stay the same often however. I have seen recent posts of new options which is great!! I'll go back and see the changes! Kitchen... More 

Thank Annabanana7512
Miranda d, General Manager at Detour Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for your thoughtful review. This helps us to continue working on what we do to ensure your next experience is even better! We tend to change our menu only twice a year but we offer daily features for a different selection. If you would like your Americano in a slightly larger cup, that's no problem,... More 

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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Nutritious snack type food or just coffee or hot chocolate. The bacon sandwiches are the best. Soups are also good. Interesting baked goods. Been there only on Saturdays when it can get quite busy and there is a wait for tables. Better in the summer when the outdoor patio is open. However, they will take your mobile number if you... More 

Thank Waterdown
Miranda d, General Manager at Detour Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you! We're excited for patio season too! More 

Dundas, Canada
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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Now, I am not much of a coffee drinker...but my husband is a coffee addict and he loves this place. We have been here for breakfast, very nice. He goes more than I do because he loves the coffee and atmosphere. He would go more often, but they do close early and he often finds somewhere else to go in... More 

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Dundas, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a really nice place to sit and have a leisurely coffer and scone, in the winter, inside, or in the summer on the shady patio. We often have a walk around town then finish up here for a quiet cup of great coffee.

Thank peter d
Hamilton, Canada
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you're looking for a steaming hot flat white coffee or Cappuccino you've found the right place. Add a muffin, bun or a sandwich and life doesn't get much better. Warm, comfortable environment with attentive servers and friendly customers. We've always enjoyed visiting Detour.

Thank digitalpics
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome cafe in the heart of Dundas. Very nice vibe. Coffee lovers dream. They also sell great coffee beans to go.

Thank Robert I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 12
Cafe, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 King St W, Dundas, Hamilton, Ontario L9H 1T5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton  >  Dundas
  • Phone Number: +1 289-238-8360

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?