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Desert Rose Cafe

) #7 of 24 Restaurants in Elora €€ - €€€ , Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
130 Metcalfe, Elora, Ontario N0B 1S0, Canada
+1 519-846-0433
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average1%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“quiche” (13 reviews)
“moussaka” (3 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:00All hours
Canadian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
130 Metcalfe, Elora, Ontario N0B 1S0, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Desert rose. Charmful tiny restaurant but as well tea/coffee room where you can eat vegge foods, special teas and handmade cakes. Old family pics hanging on the walls, 3 wooden old large tables inside to share with other customers, everything was such a familiar. The...More

Thank Alessandro G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a fixture in Elora, a favourite among the locals. There are many tried and true suggestions and you will always find good choices for daily specials too. A definite choice for lunch.

Thank faylynk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in Elora on our way to visit friends and just walked the street looking for a place to eat. Saw "The Desert Rose" and decided to eat lunch there. Very friendly place with large tables and a small patio out back. It was...More

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent service, food very good. Particularly their quiche. Unique restaurant in that it is small, does not have great curb appeal, but homey inside and there is also a private patio at the back of the establishment. Recommended.

Thank Jennet2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, great menu, friendly restaurant. Where locals eat in Elora and most people eating there are not vegetarians

Thank Christineah2112
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This communal dining setting is like eating at someones home. It is full of fun, eclectic design and furnishings. The staff was knowledgeable about all food and items that go into the food. The food was flavorful and natural. Have to admit, the moussaka that...More

Thank AndyDraven
Reviewed 4 June 2017

After reading some of the reviews on here my sister and I were a bit unsure about going to The Desert Rose cafe. Just goes to show you you can't believe everything you read. We had a lovely lunch sitting out on the back patio....More

1  Thank cazza97
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We were a group of four people and we had a short break in our schedule and wanted to try a local place for a coffee. We did not have time for lunch but were interested in seeing the menu to try it another time....More

4  Thank DandD142
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Been coming here for years. The food is always good. The food is made in house, and not the typical restaurant cookie cutter offering.

Thank John R
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Great restaurant. The food was beautifully plated. It was full of flavour and excellent value. The atmosphere was pleasing. We were the only ones in the cafe which I am sure is not the norm. Really enjoyed my meal and I am not a foodie!

1  Thank rivka13
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Metcalfe, Elora, Ontario N0B 1S0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Elora
  • Phone Number: +1 519-846-0433
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