Right on the main drag in downtown Dunnville this unlikely little nook was a step back in time. A line of old stools, wooden panel walls, and swinging kitchen doors swept me back to the 50’s in my Grandmother’s Tea Room in Port Dover. The elaborately painted tin ceiling made me want to eat with my face pointed upward and and the back walls lined with small booths made for a perfect venue even before we got food.
This kind of old fashioned charm cannot be recaptured with new appointments. This is the real deal and it has looked like this since 1952.
The front windows have a strange shape which is also peculiar to the era. A sneak peak at the stainless soda fountain reveals one just like I used to know. Grandpa and I used to sneak in the side door, grab a spoon, dip and twist it in the butterscotch and retreat quickly before we could be detected.
I don’t know how long this little piece of the past can survive but I hope it’s a long time. If the food is an indicator it will stay in business for a while. Nothing fancy but home made and good. Home made soup and an ordinary sandwich like you could make in your own kitchen, for a reasonable price. Also good service with a smile but no hovering.
Dunnville isn’t a spot I visit often but I’ll go back for lunch here and I hope you will too. Take your kids and grand kids so they will understand what you are talking about when you talk about the restaurants of yesteryear.
Thanks T for a great afternoon.
If you want to put it in your GPS here’s the info and review from Trip Advisor.