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“Always excellent! !” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Armens Cafe

Armens Cafe
Ranked #2 of 27 Restaurants in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, International, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Port Elgin, Canada
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133 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Always excellent! !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

We are regulars at Armen's and enjoy the meals there every time. The facility is not fancy but definitely eclectic. Due to the small staff there is a limited set menu, but it is all excellent! We have typically found the people who think the staff are rude come in at busy times then push for special orders that are not on the menu. If you want fancy service - wrong place. If you want great food at a good price, with a fun show - this the best place in town! Looking forward to the next visit. Thanks to Armen and the staff!

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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Port Elgin, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Can’t quite put it in words…”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

Best Restaurant in Southampton!

As the name suggests, it’s a café, so don’t come expecting a 5 star dining experience. What makes the place unique is the healthy and delicious menu choices, quirky building and decoration, and the restaurant staff.

You should avoid this place if you:
1- Don’t have the patience to wait in a line up for few minutes
2- Can’t stand dry humor
3- Have food allergies
4- Expect to get a personal massage with a $10 meal purchase
5- Believe you are a direct descendant of one of the great prophets, and therefore deserve special treatment.

Otherwise, this is a great place to enjoy awesome food, and relax in the lifestyle of small town Ontario.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kitchener, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Rude”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

Rudest restaurant experience ever...not once twice...the food might be good so I have heard but who needs the owners attitude. Funny when I tell people who set local they all agree and laugh like this is normal......no need ....

Visited June 2014
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Eagle Lake, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Ambiance! Great food!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

I have to disagree with some previous reviewers. I love the ambiance at Armen's. It suits the casual, open and friendly interchange that so frequently goes on between chef, servers and visitors, and makes it a wonderful place to be.

The food is so tasty, and so interesting. A REAL Spanish omelette, as you would get in Spain, because that's probably where Armen picked up the recipe – for instance.

The food is also healthy and nutritious, with wholesome ingredients.

Prices are higher than in MacDonald's, but they're not out of sight by any means. What you're paying for is excellent food value and the service of warm and wonderful staff.

PLUS, quantities are generous. As a retiree, I get to take some home for supper!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great breakfast, great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

We enjoyed the breakfast at Armens - food was fresh and plentiful, tasty and well-priced. Service was friendly and accomodating.

Visited May 2014
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