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Boffins Cafe

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University of Saskatchawan
Seafood, Canadian
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106-111 Research Dr, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 3R2, Canada
+1 306-249-5344
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 20:00
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Saskatoon, Canada
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was there on a business lunch and the atmosphere and ambiance of the cozy cafe is awesome. It's fancy, but not too fancy and it's cozy and quiet. Not to mention that surrounding landscape is beautiful. This is a great place to have casual business lunches while still impressing your guests with decor, landscape and the food! The waiting... More 

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Thank whitneypoz
Regina, Canada
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310 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

7 of us for lunch, I had the canneloni, 3 massive portions on one plate. I ate one for lunch there and 1 for lunch at home and then the last one for dinner. Polish sourkraut stew was a hit

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Thank Nakodo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Slow service, good but not great food. Took a while to get seated at lunch. Food was plentiful and hot, but again nothing special. Good coffee though. And not outrageously priced. Might go back.

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Thank Kim S
Saskatoon
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

A group of friends gathered at Boffins to celebrate a birthday. The interior is bright and filled with oak tables, wooden floors and walls. Although beautiful, the wood needs some restoration work. The table tops and floors are worn and scratched. Use of tablecloths would improve the look of the tables. 3 of our group were disappointed because their food... More 

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Thank Irene D
saskatoon
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I did not eat at the restaurant as it was closed on a Sunday afternoon. I have eaten in the past and the food/service/value was quite good. What I really want to talk about is the patio/pond/park, which is designed using a Frank Lloyd Wright type theme. The outdoor area is just south of the restaurant and is quite lovely,... More 

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Thank Murray G
Saskatchewan
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Spent a lovely evening on their patio recently. The atmosphere was relaxing and calm. The landscaping and ponds makes you feel like your on a mini vacation. I recommend the baked potato panini. This was our first time here but not our last.

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Thank Colleentraveller
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

This was the site of my Daughter and Son in law's wedding this past September... a beautiful, small morning ceremony, followed by a brunch with mimosas and open bar. It was amazing, the atmosphere, the courtyard, everything was perfect, and on a beautiful fall morning we had one of the best days of my life. The food, drinks, service everything... More 

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North Bay, Canada
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75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Large group looked after and provided a small private room. Service was very good and the food was excellent. All 12 meals were great and the smells were amazing. A beautiful setting on campus with an outdoor patio which would be magnificent in the summer. Made me want to go back to school again just to enjoy the scenery and... More 

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Thank BKal50
Winnipeg
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171 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

During a visit to Saskatoon to see my elderly father and visit other family members, one of my sisters suggested we go for dinner at Boffins. This restaurant is located on the campus of the University of Saskatchewan in the Innovation Park area. Parking is a bit tricky as the lot is located across the street. Directions to the restaurant... More 

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Thank pegcruiser
Saskatoon, Canada
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

Ok, so they were trying some new things. We signed up for Valentines day first, and they were incredibly backed up, almost 90 minutes to be served. The waitress provided us a round of complimentary drinks to pacify the table. When the food arrived, one meal was burnt to the point it was inedible. To compensate, the waitress removed the... More 

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Thank scott m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 20:00
Thursday
09:00 - 20:00
Friday
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106-111 Research Dr, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 3R2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Saskatchewan  >  Saskatoon>  > University of Saskatchawan
  • Neighbourhood: University of Saskatchawan
  • Phone Number: +1 306-249-5344

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