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Home-cooking in Bruce County's Breadbasket

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Discover why the ‘breadbasket’ is filled with more than just bread.
Discover why the ‘breadbasket’ is filled with more than just bread.

Your dining curiosity is piqued in the breadbasket region. 1,455 family farms mean that the many restaurants, cafes and bistros are always well stocked and freshly supplied with the tasty labours of local farmers. In the Interior region, the cuisine is inspired by local artists and artisans. You’ll discover that our chefs and bakers create palate pleasing discoveries featuring locally-made cheeses and breads. A day spent kayaking the river or hiking the trails is deserving of its own rewards. Explorers in the Interior share a spectacular bottle of locally-made wine, Hoity Toity Cellars, from our winery in restaurants that are as charming and creative as the local creatives who frequent them.

You’ll want to visit a café and put together a sumptuous picnic, perfect for an impromptu riverside stop while you cycle our country roads. Rise at the crack of dawn and celebrate a 10km hike with a delicious organic breakfast in Paisley, our quaint little village. Congratulate yourself on a day well-spent by indulging in fine dining, with food that is plated as colourfully, and as beautifully as the nature that surrounds you.

Back Eddies, Paisley
Back Eddies, Paisley

Discover the coffee shop that isn’t. Offering takeout in front, and a restaurant in back with a patio overlooking the river. Back Eddies offers an eclectic mix of all day breakfasts, delicious lunch items, organic coffees, jams, preserves and live music all year round. Forgot your book? Don’t worry, there’s always plenty of reading material around.

 On your visit to Paisley be sure to also try Marty’s Bar & Grill and The Big Dipper.

Walker’s Landing Pub & Eatery, Walkerton
Walker’s Landing Pub & Eatery, Walkerton

Uncover some history with your meal. “WL” as it’s known to the locals, offers a unique peek into Walkerton history. Once a bank, Walker's Landing Pub & Eatery features turn-of-the-century architecture, with the original vaulted ceiling and characteristics from its early 1900’s bank days. The cool vibe is an interesting background for delicious local fare from an extensive menu. Mouth-watering burgers feature beef supplied by the Walkerton Meat Market, plus seasonal features, live entertainment and events.

519 Table and Pour, Walkerton
519 Table and Pour, Walkerton

If fun and games along with your meal are what you seek, look no further. Inspired by the fields, forests and shores of Bruce County, 519 Table and Pour strives to offer local cuisine at its finest. The dining room boasts a sleek, contemporary design, with the bar featuring the area’s largest flat screen TV at 88”. 6 diamond pool tables beckon, for after dinner entertainment and perhaps a libation or two.

We have an abundance of hot spots along the Saugeen River. You’ll also want to explore these restaurants:

  • Harley’s Pub and Perk, Mildmay
  • Sandy’s Family Restaurant, Mildmay
  • Marty’s Bar & Grill, Paisley
  • The Old Garage Wood Fired Pizza, Walkerton
  • Old Joe’s Cabin, Walkerton
  • Walkerton Sushi, Walkerton
  • White Rose Coffeehouse and Peace Café, Walkerton
  • Simply Deli-cious, Walkerton

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