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Fil’s Café like a second home for some

Fil’s Cafe has been an mainstay in Barrie for more than 30 years. (Mark Wanzel Photo)

Fil’s Cafe has been an mainstay in Barrie for more than 30 years. (Mark Wanzel Photo)

Fil’s Café has been an institution in the northeast end of Barrie for 30 years and Fil Triantatfillou has been at the grill for every one of them.

It’s a remarkable record and one the amiable owner shrugs off with the sense of humour which makes the restaurant, in the plaza at the corner of Duckworth and Grove, a second home for many regulars, young and old.

“It is what it is,” said Triantafillou. “What you had yesterday, you can also have tomorrow.”

The menu features more than a dozen sandwiches, both hot and cold varieties, including Fil’s Club with has cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato.

There are various burgers, wings, omelettes, steak, pork chops, seafood, liver, salads and soup. Souvlaki, as a dinner, on a bun or as a platter, is a nod to Fil’s Greek heritage. And he points out that everything is made from scratch.

There is a full breakfast menu, available any time, and a children’s menu. Every inch of the walls in the cozy restaurant is a testament to Fil’s love of fishing and his customers love of the place.

Fil’s Café is open Tuesday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, call 705-726-7818.



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