Where to Dine in Winter Time - Guide 1: Quick Eats

By Lauren MacDermid and Leah Leslie.
December 2016


During the summer months visitors to Muskoka Lakes may be used to the hustle and bustle of nearby towns adjacent to The Rosseau and are often surprised to learn that not all their favourite summer joints are open year round. With this handy three series guide to winter time eats, seasonal and new visitors will know the perfect place to visit when looking to appease those ravenous appetites after a day of snowshoeing, ice fishing or relaxing at the spa.

  • Oliver’s coffee
    Any local will tell you it’s their favourite café for a quick dose of caffeine, muffin, decadent doughnut or sandwich. With 7 locations in Muskoka you are bound to find an Oliver’s during your adventures.
  • McNic’s General Store (Minett Corner Store)
    Looking for a breakfast sandwich, wrap, muffin, ice cream or bag of chips? Then look no further than the “Minett Mall”. Within walking distance of the resort if you are looking for a healthy dose of fresh air.
  • Cottage Cravings
    With over 30 flavours of hot chocolate you may have to come back more than once to sample all the delicious flavour options. Their fresh pressed panini or homemade soup are also worth the pit stop.
  • Subway
    This sandwich chain needs no explanation, a quick and fresh meal for even the pickiest of eaters.
  • Glen Orchard General Store
    Their bacon and egger coffee combo is so good it has lines almost out the door!
  • Tim Hortons (Now open)
    A Canadian favourite for coffee, bagels, doughnuts, soups and sandwiches. This new Port Carling location has a Muskoka twist with a real wood burning fireplace and a canoe hanging from the ceiling.
  • Cottage Law Canteen
    Coming from the North? Stop in for coffee and espresso, fresh pastries, breakfast sandwiches, soups and salads. The Rosseau Rueben, Lobster roll or chicken club are sure to be crowd pleasers when on the go.
  • Bent River General Store
    Located on HWY 141 near the town of Utterson this café makes for the perfect quick stop for a sandwhich, wrap or burger on the way to or from Algonquin Park.

Looking to slow down and enjoy a family meal or culinary experience, check out Guide #2 for nearby Cozy Comforts & Delicious Dining