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Harbourview Cafe

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5 Bay Street West | Brighton Bay, Brighton, Ontario K0K 1H0, Canada
+1 613-475-6260
08:00 - 20:00
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Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My parents are local, and this is their favourite "everyday" breakfast-lunch-dinner spot. Everything is homemade, not frozen prepared items that are simply "heat & serve" like some other places in town. Adequate beverage choices, including local microbrews. Wonderful homemade desserts, pies, and most importantly, butter tarts! Portions are gladly "right sized" to suit those with a lighter appetite, so they... More 

Thank joannyantzis
Marina G, Owner at Harbourview Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Jo-Ann always a pleasure to see your parents. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers Jeni More 

1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit and we were very impressed. Our server was inviting, friendly and perfectly attentive throughout our dining experience. The food was excellent and portion's were large and well priced. And to top it off there was a million dollar view for every seat in the place. Can't wait for warmer weather and the patio overlooking the... More 

Thank Andrew E
Marina G, Owner at Harbourview Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Andrew, we always enjoy welcoming new patrons. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Jeni More 

Level Contributor
25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been there numerous times...Food is always good as is the Service. In the Summer sit out overlooking the water/harbour....if not inside....

Thank Alex R
Marina G, Owner at Harbourview Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are always delighted when someone takes the time to say good things about our business. We try hard to satisfy our customers needs. We are blessed with a wonderful location and look forward to another busy summer. More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2016

i love this place i was sorry we couldn't play some music for our friends it just didn't work out this time. but we did have a great breakfast and got a chance to say hey to our friends jeni & bill. i hope you guys got the boats out of the water with no real problems. hope to see... More 

Thank David B
Marina G, Owner at Harbourview Cafe, responded to this review

Delighted that we got to see you, glad you enjoyed breakfast. Sorry we were unable to have you play, next time maybe. We had a really good haul out, I hope your cruise went well. Thanks for the great review, always good for business. Have a good winter cheers Jeni More 

Ottawa, Canada
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88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

My parents are regulars at Harbourview, and whenever my wife and I visit we grab breakky here. Great English hospitality, perfect breakfast. Highly recommend!

Thank Greg M
Marina G, Owner at Harbourview Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We are always pleased to see you. Cheers Jeni More 

Grimsby, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice lunch with home made fare. Yummy soup and desserts. Right on the lake in a beautiful setting with friendly staff.

Thank PattiRoberts
Marina G, Owner at Harbourview Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our cafe. I am delighted that you enjoyed your lunch in our little but beautiful location. It is always a pleasure to meet and serve new customers. Regards Jeni More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We enjoyed a memorable meal at this restaurant last evening. The weather was perfect to sit on the patio and enjoy the incomparable view, swans, sailboats, sparkling water of Brighton Bay. Jeni and her crew do not disappoint, the menu varies but always has interesting choices and delicious food. Homemade soups are imaginative and excellent, and the rest of the... More 

Thank Carole A
Marina G, Owner at Harbourview Cafe, responded to this review

So sorry I did not respond sooner I missed seeing your great review. Thanks for mentioning curry night. We had a good turnout and everyone enjoyed themselves. Our next event is Halloween on 29th October. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks Jeni More 

Trenton, Canada
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144 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

My friend and I had lunch here today. It was my first time visiting and I was impressed. Out-door seating was available,but due to the weather we sat inside. Service was fast and friendly, the menu was one page of good choices and the prices are excellent.

Thank Yvette C
Marina G, Owner at Harbourview Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit. I hope we will see you again soon. Maybe the sun will be out. Cheers Jeni More 

Burlington, Canada
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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This restaurant is located on the water in an out of the way location. We had the breakfast which was in fact very, very good.

Thank Bob W
Marina G, Owner at Harbourview Cafe, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your breakfast. My staff and I really appreciate positive feedback and helpful comments. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers Jeni More 

Newmarket, Canada
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

One of our favourite places to go!! We've been many times. Too bad it's so far from Newmarket :-). Delicious down-home cooking in a casual, peaceful atmosphere overlooking scenic Brighton bay. If your lucky, swans will swim close to the patio. Jeni the owner and cook, is lovely. Was a favourite spot to take my late mom when we were... More 

Thank smartones
Marina G, Owner at Harbourview Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your great review. It was always my pleasure to serve you and your mother, I hope to see you again one day. cheers Jeni More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 13
Healthy, Canadian, Cafe, Soups, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Bay Street West | Brighton Bay, Brighton, Ontario K0K 1H0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +1 613-475-6260
Harbourview Cafe is an intimate friendly eatery ideally located on the north shore of Lake Ontario, mid way between Toronto and Montreal.All home cooking and baking. We make the best chowder, baked fish & chips, steak & kidney pie, curry and english breakfast. Weddings and private parties, wine tastings & tea parties our speciality. Visit our web site for photos and menu.
now open daily

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