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Congenial friends and good food, what more can you ask for?

Still cookin’ after all these years. (Thanks Paul Simon!)


The Jitterbug Cafe

 35 Main St N
Hamilton, ON

The Jitterbug Cafe a friendly cafe in picturesque Waterdown

The owners of the Jitterbug are mother and daughter and they put their hearts into pleasing their customers with fine service and delicious cafe fare.

Breakfast can be ordered all day. There are daily lunch specials, e.g., soup and panini of the day, filled with grilled vegetables. That special is an ideal vegetarian choice. Egg, tuna, cheese and Reuben sandwiches are on the blackboard with a variety of good bread to choose.

The imaginative salads are enormous and composed of all kinds of good ‘stuff’, goat cheese, peppers, zucchini, grilled chicken..The fair trade coffee is excellent and 20 varieties of tea are available.

Most of the baking is out-of-house but of the best calibre. Dense chocolatey brownies, scones from the White House Tea Room, and oatmeal squares are all good choices.

Enjoy your food indoors in a cosy room filled with rattan furniture, and comfortable tables and chairs. Local art covers the walls and shelves holding local handicraft (for sale) lend a homey atmosphere.

If it’s a fine day you may enjoy your meal on the front patio where you can people watch. Well behaved dogs are welcome. I love taking my mannerly mutts to the Jitterbug.

summer salad

Large salad of many different greens with grilled chicken strips that taste just lifted from the barbie, with a well-balanced sweet and sour dressing, probably honey and dijon mustard.

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  • 8/05/2013

    Becfin tried The Guava in Strathcona, liked it, and rated it . Becfin liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

    very large banquet hall type room with poor accoustics

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