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Detour Cafe

41 King St W, Dundas, Hamilton, Ontario L9H 1T5, Canada
+1 289-238-8360
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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41 King St W, Dundas, Hamilton, Ontario L9H 1T5, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in off the Bruce Trail as it was so close and why not have something other than 'trail lunch'. Detour is an appropriate name for our detour! We asked for two dishes and asked to share them. Expected just two sets of cutlery. No......they...More

Thank Laritwoshoes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live in Melbourne and love good coffee. The flat whites tasted as though we were home! So happy after such average coffee throughout our trip in Ontario. There were some contenders in Hamilton that had been recommended to us but this is definitely the...More

Thank Rhea_L195
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I went there for lunch. We love their poached eggs with avocado on homemade sourdough toast. The red pickled onions on the top added colour. Breakfast food is available all day. We sat on the patio. Even though it was hot outdoors,...More

Thank travellingmary33
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The place has a great atmosphere and the staff are very friendly and fast.I felt welcomed right away. It was a beautiful sunny day in September and I could watch people walking in the streets from where I sat. You can choose to sit in...More

Thank Zohreh S
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Well brewed coffees and teas in a cozy atmosphere for breakfast or lunch/afternoon tea. Beautifully prepared meals using the finest of ingredients resulting in a delicious repast. Yummy,made 'in house' baked goods to eat in or take out.Often very busy so be prepared to wait.

Thank Wendy G
Reviewed 27 August 2017

The eggs benedict are very good, as well as the fried chicken sandwich. The food is always well made and tasty. I appreciate that they produce their coffee in a unique way -ask the staff for details - they personally know who they buy their...More

1  Thank 173ann_eke
Detour C, Manager at Detour Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review. The Egss Benny and Fried Chicken Sandwich are definitely staff favourites! We're pleased to hear that you appreciate the care and thought that goes into our coffee program, we're pretty serious about our coffee as I am sure you...More

Reviewed 22 August 2017

My first visit at Detour was mesmerizing, I enjoyed a great coffee latte and the food was excellent. It is true it can be a bit noisy and can be too much when the dining room is full. But I was so pleased by my...More

Thank LeSambuc
Detour C, Manager at Detour Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our cafe. We're happy to know you enjoy our coffee as much as we do! In terms of our food menu, we do rotate menu items and typically have a "Spring/Summer" and "Fall/Winter" menu in an effort...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017

I was looking for a different roast when I walked into the detour on a sunny afternoon. Usually the girlfriend and I like to get our whole bean coffee from a small batch roasting company in Guelph Ontario, where we enjoy exotic, fresh Ethiopian, or...More

Thank Dukatese
Detour C, Manager at Detour Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our coffee! We take our beans very seriously and roast in small batches at our roastery in Burlington, ON - about 20mins away from our cafe in the heart of Dundas, ON. We roast lighter than...More

Reviewed 19 August 2017

Read that this was a decent place to eat, in a friendly, bistro type setting. So we gave it a try and it was not a bad experience. It is cozy, and the staff were pleasant and helpful. The food and coffee were good, but...More

Thank BuckBud
Detour C, Manager at Detour Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. As a company that believes in transparency, we make every effort possible to source beans with a "direct trade" policy. To us, direct trade means that we are actually going to the farms,...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

Great little coffee shop in the heart of Dundas. Can be a bit noisy and a bit of a lineup for lunch though, but well worth the wait.More

Thank JWitt6
Detour C, Manager at Detour Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thanks for the review! We totally agree that our coffee is worth waiting for. We typically don't start to get into full-swing service until about 10am and begin to slow down a bit after 2pm. If you are in a rush, I suggest visiting at...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$6 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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Our cafe showcases the coffees we source and roast. We also serve amazing food, making all of our sauces, jams, and baked goods from scratch, using locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible. We invite you to stop by if you’re ever in the neighbourhood.
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