The Yellow Canoe Cafe is a friendly restaurant in Merrickville Ontario that specializes in tasty lunches and desserts. All the food is made fresh in our kitchen, using local ingredients wherever possible.
We offer a broad range of lunch choices including fresh, made to order sandwiches, daily soups, a hot frittata special, and fresh baked savoury scones. Our desserts include Susan's famous Apple Pie and Date Squares, plus Carrot Cake, Chocolate Raspberry Coffee Cake, Raisin Scones (served with jam & whipped cream), plus fresh baked goods and seasonal specials.
Our beverage choices include Ontario VQA wines, draft & bottled beer, and sangria, a wide choice of teas, coffee, and soft drinks & juices.
Our goal is to deliver food that satisfies both the body and the soul, in a friendly, relaxed environment, either in our cozy dining room or on our shaded patio overlooks the Rideau Canal and Merrickville Locks.
We're still planning future special events.
We're excited with this latest addition to the cafe. We'll feature a selection of fresh baking available to take out, including many favorites from the cafe menu. Susan's wanted to have a bakery for a long time so this is our first step along the way.
We're also pleased to let you know that we're making most of our own bread for sandwiches now. Andrew has developed a soft herb focaccia bread that's now our new standard. We also have a country white loaf that's the first white bread we figure is fit to eat. He's also working on recipes for a multi-grain and whole wheat loaf. All the bread features an overnight slow ferment to bring the full flavours out of the flours.
Currently we're offering choices such as:
We can also offer a wide selection of baked goods made to order including any of our famous desserts and special orders.
Please call ahead to place your order and we'll make it fresh for you.
Our covered patio is a great place to extend the summer. Even on days with gentle rain you can sit outside and enjoy a meal and listen to the rain on the tin roof. On sunny fall days there's a great mix of sun and shade.
Our Garden Patio is a great place to enjoy lunch, afternoon tea & dessert, or a drink with a cheese and fruit plate. Our covered section provides nice shade on sunny days and also means you don't have to be chased inside by a bit of rain.
We're open every day:
The Yellow Canoe Café
108 St. Lawrence Street, Merrickville, Ontario
Right across from the Blockhouse at the Merrickville Locks.
Phone: 613 269 2833
Facebook: Yellow Canoe Cafe
Our same great food is available to take out if you don't have the time to eat at the restaurant. You can even call ahead to order.
If you're having a special event, please talk to us about what we can offer for catering. Our specialties include fancy sandwich, cheese, or dessert platters, cakes, pies, or even our mint green iced tea.
Interested in holding a private evening event? Talk to us to find out all the possibilities.