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Harbourview Cafe

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5 Bay Street West | Brighton Bay, Brighton, Ontario K0K 1H0, Canada
+1 613-475-6260
08:00 - 14:00
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing, homemade food, as fast as one chef can go!! Never seen Brighton before and we felt so at home. I feel like my chicken veg soup was made as i ordered it. I had a great holiday at this marina and cafe..... thus coming back in june.

Thank Denise L
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here with a friend last August for a quick bite to eat. It was a hot August day but while we were waiting it seemed that the AC was not on or not working. It was so uncomfortable and unpleasant. The food was good and the service was good as well.

Thank Biggsy34
Marina G, Owner at Harbourview Cafe, responded to this review

I am not sure why you would wait 8 months to tell us you were too hot on a day last August. We have an environmentally efficient building and do not run a/c. We have a large patio and all the Windows are open. I am glad you enjoyed the food and service. I am beginning to think there is... More 

Toronto, Ontario
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103 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit the Cobourg area frequently and am always wanting to find a restaurant with a view. There are so few in the entire area, but thanks to trip advisor I found this place, which is situated right on the water (a Bay of Lake Ontario), and it's a nice drive along Lake Ontario to get there (using Highway 2).... More 

1 Thank TorontoCarol
Marina G, Owner at Harbourview Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review our cafe. I am sorry you suffered from indigestion. I hope that we shall see you again once the weather improves and that we can raise our standards. Jeni More 

Cobourg, Canada
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159 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went to this waterfront restaurant after reading the rave reviews. It was empty at 5 pm and we were seated promptly at a window overlooking Lake Ontario . I am sure in the summer it is a spectacular view but on a dismal Saturday in April, it was not. We both ordered Sweet Potato and Orange... More 

Thank jeanandbillgardner
Marina G, Owner at Harbourview Cafe, responded to this review

So sorry you were dissapointed by your visit. We cater to many elderly patrons who have various food allergies so it is our habit to not add extra seasoning or spices. I remember your visit and just wish you had told me at the time that you were not happy. I am glad that you enjoyed your desserts. where ever... More 

Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My parents are local, and this is their favourite "everyday" breakfast-lunch-dinner spot. Everything is homemade, not frozen prepared items that are simply "heat & serve" like some other places in town. Adequate beverage choices, including local microbrews. Wonderful homemade desserts, pies, and most importantly, butter tarts! Portions are gladly "right sized" to suit those with a lighter appetite, so they... More 

Thank joannyantzis
Marina G, Owner at Harbourview Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Jo-Ann always a pleasure to see your parents. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers Jeni More 

1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit and we were very impressed. Our server was inviting, friendly and perfectly attentive throughout our dining experience. The food was excellent and portion's were large and well priced. And to top it off there was a million dollar view for every seat in the place. Can't wait for warmer weather and the patio overlooking the... More 

Thank Andrew E
Marina G, Owner at Harbourview Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Andrew, we always enjoy welcoming new patrons. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Jeni More 

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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Have been there numerous times...Food is always good as is the Service. In the Summer sit out overlooking the water/harbour....if not inside....

Thank Alex R
Marina G, Owner at Harbourview Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are always delighted when someone takes the time to say good things about our business. We try hard to satisfy our customers needs. We are blessed with a wonderful location and look forward to another busy summer. More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2016

i love this place i was sorry we couldn't play some music for our friends it just didn't work out this time. but we did have a great breakfast and got a chance to say hey to our friends jeni & bill. i hope you guys got the boats out of the water with no real problems. hope to see... More 

Thank David B
Marina G, Owner at Harbourview Cafe, responded to this review

Delighted that we got to see you, glad you enjoyed breakfast. Sorry we were unable to have you play, next time maybe. We had a really good haul out, I hope your cruise went well. Thanks for the great review, always good for business. Have a good winter cheers Jeni More 

Ottawa, Canada
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88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

My parents are regulars at Harbourview, and whenever my wife and I visit we grab breakky here. Great English hospitality, perfect breakfast. Highly recommend!

Thank Greg M
Marina G, Owner at Harbourview Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We are always pleased to see you. Cheers Jeni More 

Grimsby, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice lunch with home made fare. Yummy soup and desserts. Right on the lake in a beautiful setting with friendly staff.

Thank PattiRoberts
Marina G, Owner at Harbourview Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our cafe. I am delighted that you enjoyed your lunch in our little but beautiful location. It is always a pleasure to meet and serve new customers. Regards Jeni More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Healthy, Canadian, Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Bay Street West | Brighton Bay, Brighton, Ontario K0K 1H0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +1 613-475-6260
Harbourview Cafe is an intimate friendly eatery ideally located on the north shore of Lake Ontario, mid way between Toronto and Montreal.All home cooking and baking. We make the best chowder, baked fish & chips, steak & kidney pie, curry and english breakfast. Weddings and private parties, wine tastings & tea parties our speciality. Visit our web site for photos and menu.
now open daily

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