Fall is the season of being cozy and that includes dining in cozy restaurants. There are more than plenty of places to eat in Toronto but sometimes it's nice to get away from the city and go on a road trip. There's something about the rustic interior and cabin like restaurants that make them so warm and welcoming during the fall season.
Enjoy the beautiful colours by going for a drive and grabbing a bite whether it's for breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of these 8 cozy restaurants in Ontario:
1. Spencer's at the Waterfront // Burlington
Spencer's in Burlington is the ultimate dining spot. Indulge in a fine dining experience like no other by trying their market fresh seafood or mouth-watering craft cut steak. The atmosphere in the restaurant is very cozy and the venue itself is very spacious. Of course, I cannot forget to mention the spectacular view overlooking Lake Ontario!
Travel time: 46 min
2. Log Cabin Inn // Parry Sound
This cozy fine dining restaurant is located next to the Georgian Bay. Parry Sound's "best kept secret" operates in a small country inn motel. The 4,000 square foot post and beam restaurant, has a spectacular floor to ceiling stone fireplace and offers a breathtaking view of the Boyne River.
Travel time: 2 hours 30 min.
3. That Little Place By The Lights // Huntsville
This cute restaurant is famous on the Food Network, for their lasagne, gnocchi and pizza. That Little Place By The Lights, specializes in authentic Italian cuisine and they are sure good at it. The quality of food is incredible and the service is very friendly, making it a super homey environment to dine in!
Travel time: 3 hours
4. Abbey's Bake House // Minett
If you're looking to grab breakfast, lunch or freshly baked goods in the Muskoka neighbourhood - this is your go to spot. Abbey's is sits on the shores of Lake Rosseau, inside a 19th Century church. Some of their signature goodies include butter tarts, cinnamon buns and cookies.
Travel time: 2 hours 30 min
5. The Tremont Cafe // Collingwood
This modern fare restaurant located inside the Historic Tremont Building specializes in French cuisine. It features an extensive collection of books, magazines and different forms of art work to indulge in , which create a very cozy atmosphere for the cafe.
Travel time: 2 hours
6. King Street Trio // Waterloo
King Street Trio has an open concept kitchen, which makes it feel as if you're dining at home. They're well known for their in-house smoked foods and freshly prepared deserts in Waterloo.
Travel time: 1 hour 25 min
7. The Red Rabbit // Stratford
This community favourite restaurant has become a popular dining spot for tourists as well. The Red Rabbit is a cozy resto-pub located in the heart of Stratford. It offers a bistro-style menu, including a variety of shareable plates and entrees to enjoy.
Travel time: 1 hour 50 min.
8. Eigensinn Farm // Singhampton
One of the best chefs in Canada, farm to table pioneers Michael Stadtländer, is the master mind behind this gem in Singhampton. It has been recognized by several international and local publications as one of the best restaurants in Canada and it sure is good at maintaining that reputation. Their menu is made of organic, non-GMO ingredients, grown and harvested almost entirely on site.
Travel time: 1 hour 45 min