For a small town, Stouffville has a surprising number of quality restaurants and bistros, with many of the best found right in the heart of downtown. Where it’s possible to travel to the culinary capitals of the world, eat yourself silly, then simply walk back home.
That’s the beauty of dining in downtown Stouffville.
Start your day with a wholesome country breakfast or a coffee and a locally made pastry at For The Love of Jo, the ideal place to grab a cup of Jo, sit back and hang with friends. This main street favourite is home to a weekly open mic and monthly art shows.
Funny, when I mentioned my “Love Of Jo” to my colleagues, I was told that I must also include the Red Bulb Espresso Bar – Located in a 100-year-old house, Red Bulb has a unique feel. As mentioned in BlogTO, “Red Bulb is bringing the indie coffee scene north.” Winner of Stouffville’s Best New Business Award in 2011, this place is passionate about their coffee.
If you’re in the mood for a meal with a little Mediterranean flavour, look no further than Fishbone Bistro. With its funky red awning covered patio, Fishbone Bistro is a local favourite featuring an inspired seafood based menu and continues to be rated by Trip Advisor as the #1 restaurant in Whitchurch-Stouffville.
Pub food always seems to be a crowd favourite. From traditional beer battered fish & chips or a piled high corned beef sandwich, to fresh made burgers and of course a selection of local and imported beer, The Earl of Whitchurch is the place to be. Recognized with the Judge’s Choice Award and People’s Choice Award at The Rouge Days Cook-Off, and Voted Best Patio and Pub by the Sun-Tribune, The Earl is now home to Chef Clark Baker-Montgomery.
With a fresh and innovative, globally influenced menu, the Cornerhouse on Main has a well-earned reputation for great food, fabulous service and one of the best wine cellars in the region, all served up in a relaxed and elegant environment. In the summertime you can enjoy the rooftop patio with a perfect view of the park.
The Cornerhouse on Main remains a favourite dining destination for locals and out-of-towners alike. In the words of one Cornerhouse guest …“Having just recently moved to Stouffville, I’ve been trying several of the restaurants on Main Street. Friday past I was invited to have dinner with some friends to the Cornerhouse on Main. I must say it was a fantastic night. The food was unbelievable and the ambiance was great. I can’t wait until the rooftop patio opens. I will definitely be back!”
If you’re in the mood for authentic Italian cuisine – Pastaggio invites you to enjoy a casual dinner in a warm, festive atmosphere. Their self-described innovative menu offers generous portions prepared in their lively exhibition kitchen. The bottom line, expect good Italian cuisine in a family friendly environment.
Whatever you’re in mood for you can find it on Main Street.
From fast food to five-star dining, with dozens of inviting coffee shops, bistros and restaurants to choose from, and all designed to appeal to every palette and budget, you’ll quickly find that you don’t have to be a foodie to appreciate the outstanding dining diversity found along downtown Stouffville’s ever-popular Main Street.