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A Thornbury landmark restaurant located on the edge of the Beaver river/Mill pond dam. Enjoy amazing views and delicious food on the patio or apres ski by the cozy fireplace. Open for lunch and dinner
PRICE RANGE
US$3 - US$25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Canadian, Bar, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 27 October 2020 via mobile

My husband and I had a late lunch at the Mill Cafe. The patrons were seated at every other table, so a fair bit of Covid-safe space between people. I had a vegan option of black bean taco with fried avocado and sweet potato fries,...and all of it was so delicious. My husband had a burger and fries, which he enjoyed. Great friendly service. This is our third visit and we will definitely return.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 8 October 2020

The service at the mill was very good - they were tolerant when we showed up stuffed with cider, early for our reservation, and not inclined to order for a while. When we did finally order - a roast apple salad with shrimp and the...trout with dill sauce, we were pleased. Good enough portions, and very generous with the side accountrements - the trout said it came with sun-dried tomatoes and they really were a lot of them - and the roasted apple in the salad was delicious. Perhaps a bit pricy for the portion size, and one large TV which they could safely ditch. Not the best meal I've had in an establishment like this, but worthy of the small town they reside in.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 28 August 2020 via mobile

Tried The Mill Cafe with friends for lunch. Exceptional service and a great meal. Nice view of the water from the patio. Will certainly be back!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 25 August 2020

The Mill was recommended to us and it did not disappoint. We enjoyed the fish dinner and the tartufo dessert - decadent! The patio is a lovely spot even in the time of covid. The service was friendly and efficient and the meal was tasty...and a good amount. I would definitely recommend it.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 24 August 2020

We enjoyed a nice lunch on the back deck overlooking the water and dam. The food was good and the service was excellent. We appreciated the precautions they were taking too.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 10 August 2020 via mobile

We ventured out into the new reality, face masks, social distancing, limited menu fare and possibly slower service, the latter of which was not the case. Three of the four meals were quite good. The 4th, a burger, was burnt to a crisp. Why this...made it out of the kitchen is a mystery. The server, when informed of the unsatisfactory meal asked if he wanted another burger to which he replied no, we didn’t have time. So two things here,first, that burger should never have been served and second, the Server could have picked up the plate and brought it back to the kitchen as it was black and like charcoal. We will not be visiting this place again, totally disappointed.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 6 August 2020 via mobile

Went for a late lunch date and it was absolutely perfect! The mussels are out of this world and pair that with $20 bottles of bubly (thursday special) and the view 👍👍👍 Our server Robyn was great! We'll be back next week!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 16 March 2020

The wife and I decided to go north for a 2 day get away. We did some research on some local spots and The Mill has Monday Mussel night. 2 boats of mussels and a 1/2 litre of wine for $40.00.... GREAT DEAL!! Also order...the truffle fries which were great. The only "down fall" of the meal was the dessert. We ordered the creme brulee and well for $9.00 you get a small coffee cup dessert, it was not set fully and the Brulee on the top was not about 1/2 thick. For the size of the dessert cost should reflect $5-6 at most. Alas the staff were very friendly and we loved the character of the building. CheersMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 16 February 2020

Found this super cute place in Thornbury for lunch. I ordered the soup special of the day which was absolutely delicious. For my main I ordered the sautéed mushroom salad. The description was - sautéed mushrooms, goat cheese, baby arugula, red onion, focaccia crouton, dry...cranberries, balsamic vinaigrette. The only ingredients that came on the plate was the arugula. Almost seemed like they opened up a box salad and dumped it on the plate. Our server came over because I think she realized that only 1 out of the 7 ingredients was on the plate. She brought over mini ketchup tins of the missing 7 ingredients expecting me to make my own salad. I was shocked. I asked the server if she could take it back and get me a new salad. Not sure why but she was making me feel bad as if I was wasting all that salad. Her exact words were “you really want to waste all that salad” and I said “I’d like a new salad.” Under her breathe she said “what a waste.” All I wanted was the salad I ordered. If I wanted to make my own salad I would have stayed home. The new salad made its way to the table with only 4 out of the 7 ingredients. I had to request extra salad dressing which had the consistency of thick Dijon mustard. I smeared on the salad dressing with my knife as if I was spreading peanut butter on toast. It was the saddest looking salad ever. I received the bill and they didn’t even take the salad off as a courtesy or even offer a discount. It’s not even a big deal that the salad wasn’t the best since everything else was delicious. The customer service was what got me. The rude comments made earlier threw me off and the fact that I had to pay for a salad that wasn’t served complete was disappointing. If they had replaced my salad right the first time around or offered another salad (like any normal restaurant), my experience wouldn’t have been so horrible. It’s too bad because the other dishes were good. Don’t get the arugula salad. Wish there was a 0 star ⭐️ option.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 3 February 2020 via mobile

We had the Pulled beef sandwich, pulled pork grilled cheese, and a seriously delicious cheesecake. The customer service is top notch too!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Yes I am sure they will accommodate you.Just ask your server as they were available on the lunch menu.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Mill Cafe

  • Yes, The Mill Cafe offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, The Mill Cafe offers delivery services.

  • The Mill Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5