The Yellow Canoe Café in Merrickville Ontario

The Yellow Canoe Cafe

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.

Suzie Vinnick Dinner Concert, Saturday April 26th

Suzie Vinnick Dinner Concert at the Yellow Canoe Cafe

We're thrilled to welcome Suzie Vinnick back to the cafe for another Dinner Concert. The evening includes a three course meal and the concert.

She's an acclaimed, Juno nominated, repeat Maple Blues award winning, Blues & Folk-roots artist who's perfect to see in our intimate cafe setting. Suzie's become a good friend, and it's also her birthday so we're planning a special menu to do things up "right", that we'll announce shortly.

Look forward to great music & fabulous food. We'll serve a three-course, set-menu. Cost for the evening is $65 inclusive. Advance reservations & a $30 deposit are required. All our previous events have sold out.

About the Cafe

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.

News & Coming Events

Suzie Vinnick Dinner Concert, Saturday April 26th

We're thrilled to welcome Suzie Vinnick back to the cafe for another Dinner Concert. The evening includes a three course meal and the concert. She's an acclaimed, Juno nominated, repeat Maple Blues award winning, Blues & Folk-roots artist who's perfect to see in our intimate cafe setting. Suzie's become a good friend, and it's also her birthday so we're planning a special menu to do things up "right", that we'll announce shortly.

Look forward to great music & fabulous food. We'll serve a three-course, set-menu. Cost for the evening is $65 inclusive. Advance reservations & a $30 deposit are required. All our previous events have sold out.

Coming Up

We're still planning future special events.


Dining features include:

The Relaxing Dining Room at the Yellow Canoe Café

The Nicest Patio in Merrickville

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.

The Patio open for Summer at the Yellow Canoe Café The Patio at the Yellow Canoe Café

Spring Restaurant Hours

We're open every day again:

How to Find Us

The Yellow Canoe Café
108 St. Lawrence Street, Merrickville, Ontario
Right across from the Blockhouse at the Merrickville Locks.

Phone: 613 269 2833

Twitter: @YellowCanoeCafe

Facebook: Yellow Canoe Cafe

Takeout, Catering, Special Events

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.

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