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Williams Fresh Cafe

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170 University Ave W, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3E9, Canada
+1 519-888-7254
07:30 - 00:00
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Waterloo, Canada
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

- Visited this place last night - The staff members were very unfriendly - The place is noisy, and I could not hear myself there

Thank Kal0000
Sylvan Lake, Canada
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168 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Great muffins Great fresh Flat White Staff had trouble getting a till receipt on the drive thru window. Williams a unique positive experience Always positive

Thank steve r
Oakville, Canada
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721 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

With two university campuses near by it is no wonder it is constantly busy with students. No matter the time of day you get here good luck in getting a table. Food is good but customer service can be hit or miss thing depending on how many staff they have working. No more of these places in either Oakville &... More 

Thank b0b55russell
Waterloo, Canada
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Being next to the University of Waterloo, one would expect it to be busy. However, the hard surfaces (walls, floors, ceiling, furniture) magnify the ambient noise to the point where conversations are difficult. The food is adequate - basically cafe fare - quiches, salads, sandwiches. D4ecent coffee - no beer or wine.

Thank ToruismDoc
Waterloo, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Good place to meet friends. decent service, food and drinks, young crowd, can be busy depending on the time of the day.

Thank Doruk B
Kitchener, Canada
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286 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

During the last few visits I've made to various Williams I've been frustrated by the few menu selections I enjoyed being removed from the menu. This last visit I tried their gourmet mac and cheese. It was one of the best I have ever tasted. The accompanying ice coffee was mediocre for a coffee shop. This particular Williams remodeled some... More 

Thank CdnGoldy
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Went here to do some work before a coffee meeting; the service was good and so was the wifi; but it was ridiculously loud. The music was so loud that people had to talk so loudly to each other to be heard over the music. Background music is fine; but for a coffee house where people go to socialize the... More 

Thank 69cynthiab
Kitchener, Canada
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Just a great place to take someone for coffee, lunch, dessert etc. Cannot beat the coffee! You can also get a salad or muffin etc...

Thank JFun2014
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Great place for a late afternoon dinner. Great selection of food and drinks, and doesn't break the bank. Quality food in a fast-food set-up (order at the till and then sit down in nice booths).

Thank Alex T
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2014

Lord help you if you want to go to a Williams in this city and hold a conversation. It will not happen. All locations are absolutely flooded with university kids. Why anyone outside of the 25 year old range would still go to these restaurants is beyond me.

Thank Annie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Open Hours
07:30 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170 University Ave W, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3E9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 519-888-7254

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