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Bridgewater Café

Left: People of all ages are happily welcomed for breakfast of lunch. Right: The lounge area is comforting and welcoming. Photos: Tanya Woodhead and Nathan Yee, 2013.




   Locally sourced food, chef-inspired menu items, a warm touch from friendly staff are a few things you can come to expect from the Bridgewater Café. Located in the heart of the Rose City, this cozy restaurant that is all about being local is quaint and a common meeting ground for many of the locals. Being adjacent to the canal, City Centre Complex, and many other business storefronts. 
   Firmly believing in featuring Niagara’s finest produce, this café will amaze you with their fresh and locally inspired menu.
   Not feeling hungry? The seating and lounge area will be sure to comfort you and a friend, or make it all the more easier for you to be immersed in your book. Sit back with one of their warm beverages and sweet treats.


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Hours of Operation

   Open 11am to 3pm Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 8am to 2pm on Saturday and Sunday.


ECOLOGICAL information

   The Bridgewater Café supports local produce and meats, with a lot of ingredients being located and associated with farms from around the Niagara Region, they promise not only a healthier agricultural economy, but a healthier alternative to dining.



   The Niagara Region is known for its beauty and small-town feel. We suggest taking your time as you drive past the lovely farmers fields, wineries, and winding roads. The following directions depict our suggestions from both Toronto and Buffalo.
From Toronto: 
     From 401 West:
1. Head onto the 401 West
2. Keep right to continue on 403 West/Hamilton
     From Gardiner Expressway:
1. Head onto the Gardiner Expressway West
2. Merge onto 403 West/Hamilton
3. Remain on the Queen Elizabeth Way, via 403 West for approximately 21km Keep left, following signs for Niagara/East Hamilton/Fort Erie
4. After approximately 43km, take exit 57 for Victoria Avenue toward Vineland. Head southward on Victoria Avenue.
5. Turn eastward (left) on King Street, (after 2km you will pass by Jordan Village – a quaint little town with great boutiques and restaurants, see ______ for more information)
6. Turn southward (right) on Ninth Street
7. On Pelham Road turn eastward (left) and stay right to immediately head southeast on Wessel Drive
8. Merge onto Effingham Street
9. Turn eastward (left) on Roland Road
10. Turn southward (right) on Merrittville Highway
11. Continue onto Niagara Street
12. Follow Niagara Street south onto Division Street
13. Follow Division Street east
14. At East Main Street turn left facing west
15. Bridgewater Café is on the left
From Niagara Falls:
1. Head northwest on the Rainbow Bridge toward Falls Avenue, veering right, follow Falls Avenue until you reach Hiram Street on your first right. Turn here and head southeast on Hiram Street until you reach River Road
2. Turn right heading southwest onto River Road. Continue on River Road which runs along the Niagara River
3. Merge onto Niagara Parkway. Follow Niagara Parkway. You will pass the Horseshoe Falls on your left. Continue along Niagara Parkway past the Niagara Parks Floral Showcase on your right
4. Continue on Niagara Parkway through the Dufferin Islands and past Kingsbridge where the road will merge onto Macklem Street heading in a southwest direction
5. At the end of the road make a left onto Portage Road heading southeast, travel over the bridge and follow the road until you reach Main Street
6. Turn right onto Main Street heading southwest and follow the road as it merges into Lyons Creek Road/Regional Road 47. Follow The 47 until you reach Montrose Road/Regional Road 98
7. Turn left onto Montrose Road heading south and follow the road until you reach Schisler Road/Regional Road 27, where you will take a slight right
8. Follow The 27 eastward and continue straight on to East Main Street/Regional Road 27
9. Follow East Main Street into the downtown core of Welland
10. After passing River Road and Dorthy Street on your right, you'll see the Welland Courthouse
11. Bridgewater Café is on the left just before Cross Street
Please Note: Paid meter parking is avaliable along East Main Street and Cross Street.

Further Information


Visit Bridgewater Café's website for more information including their breakfast & lunch menu! http://www.bridgewatercafe.ca/index.htm 




Couch and Sofa

Dining Tables

Outdoor Patio (Seasonal)


91 East Main Street
Welland, Ontario
L3B 3W8



GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 42.992137
Longitude -79.247925


Randy Dupuis
Tel 905-788-9339
Email bridgewatercafe@gmail.com

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