The Joint Cafe News: July, 15th

specialSpecial – Panna Cotta with Reese Puffs

Right now, you can try out a delicious creation by our chef Mike Robichaud.

New Menu Item – Spicy Pumpkin Curry

Mike has also added a great new item to our menu – spicy pumpkin curry. This vegetarian dish is full of fresh vegetables and is perfectly spiced with curry, tumeric, cilantro, cinnamon and cloves. For full details, visit the menu.

“Art in the Seat”

Last Saturday the Joint Cafe auctioned off chairs for Hospice Wellington during Art in the Street. We raised $705.00 for Hospice. Thank-you to everyone to participated and bid on chairs and for making this such a successful fundraiser.


Food for Takeaway

This isn’t a new feature at the cafe, but one that definitely is great for busy bodies who might not always have a lot of time for a sit down lunch: all of our menu items can be picked up and taken away! You can even call ahead so that you don’t have to wait for your order.

Art in the Street: Chair Auction

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The Joint Cafe will be auctioning off our chairs painted by John F. Ross students in support of Wellington Hospice.

Every year The Joint Cafe provides John F. Ross art students with plain chairs. The students return the chairs painted and they are used in the cafe for a year before we auction them off at Art in The Street. This is the third year that we’ve collaborated together for this fundraiser.

This Saturday July 11th between 10am-3pm you can bid on the chairs at the Wellington Hospice tent in St. George’s square (booth 23). The highest bidder will receive the chair. If you win a bid and aren’t able to pick it up Saturday afternoon. You can pick up/pay for you chair at the cafe. Cash preferred.

All proceeds will go to Wellington Hospice.

To see the program for Art in the Street click here.

This Is Guelph Week of June 25 – July 5

banglyWant a quick insight into what’s happening in Guelph every week? Search no further! We have exactly what you need (and you don’t even have to read anything!). We are currently sponsoring This is Guelph: a weekly 5-minute youtube segment about different events and happenings in Guelph. It’s hosted by local Guelphite Bang Ly.

This week Bang talks to us about different options for Canada Day. Enjoy!



Brian’s paintings, drawings, prints and photographs are a means for making visible the invisible realities of dreams, the subjective and subconscious experiences that we share universally as human beings. He believes that art has an intrinsic, inherent and innate aesthetic order and power capable of unmasking the mystery of what it means to be truly human.

To view more of Brian’s work visit:

Cell: Text Only. Deafened Artist  519-841-9783

Tara Holloway: Saturday, June 13th 9pm-11pm

Following the full house that we had after Tara’s show in May, we’ve decided to bring her back for another round. Join us this Saturday, June 13th for dinner and two sets with Tara Holloway from 9pm-11pm.

tara hollowayTara Holloway’s voice is a towering instrument: raw and soulfully weathered, yet capable of precise runs and pitch-perfect delicacy. Her singing is at the centre of her new album for Light Organ Records, Little Ghosts, which seamlessly combines eclectic elements of folk, blues, and rock.

Little Ghosts is the culmination of years of dedicated touring and creative growth. In the past decade, the Ottawa-based songwriter has spent time living in Lake Louise, Toronto, Vancouver and Los Angeles, with her guitar acting as her constant companion. Holloway’s debut album, 2010’s Sins to Confess, was pieced together from five years’ worth of scattered studio sessions across the continent.

Once the songs were ready, Holloway returned to Ottawa for studio sessions with producer Phillip Bova. Contributors included drummer Dony Wynn (Robert Palmer) and Juno-winning guitarist Kevin Breit (Norah Jones, the Stretch Orchestra).

“I wanted to find the common threads and the cohesion in my eclectic nature,” Holloway explains. “The songs reflected a lot of different genres, so it was important to me that it all be recorded in the same place with the same drummer and the same mic setup. That brought it all together.”

After so many years of touring, sleeping on couches and living out of a suitcase, these fearlessly soulful songs represent the beginning of a new era for the well-traveled singer. With Little Ghosts, Tara Holloway has arrived.

Show at the Joint Café June 13th 7pm-9pm. No cover. Open for dinner starting at 5pm.

Hiring: Line Cook

logoStart Date: May 25th or ASAP

Hours:  Full-time (weekends required)

The Joint Café is a café located downtown Guelph that values community and local, delicious foods. We are currently looking for a full-time Line Cook to join our team.

The ideal candidate has a strong experience in a scratch cooking restaurant.

Being a line cook at the Joint Café means working on the weekends, this is a point that it non-negotiable as we are busiest on the weekend.

The role will involve:

  • Versatility in the kitchen, able to sub into the hot line during the week
  • Baking experience a big plus
  • Supporting the kitchen supervisor and kitchen manager to provide local, creative menu options

Person Specific:  

  • At least 2-3 years working in the scratch cooking restaurant
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Driver’s License and access to a vehicle is ideal
  • Self-motivated
  • Positive, friendly demeanor
  • Creative sensitivity is a plus

Please apply for the position before May 15th to

Hiring: Front of House Supervisor

logoStart Date: May 25th or ASAP

Hours:  Full-time (weekends required)

The Joint Café is a café located downtown Guelph that values community and local, delicious foods. We are currently looking for a full-time Front of House Supervisor to join our team.

The ideal candidate has a strong background in restaurant service and ideally some experience managing people. This person is also community-minded and committed to engaging the restaurant in local events that complement the restaurant’s personality. This position

Being a Front of House Supervisor at the Joint Café means that we need you to work on weekends. This aspect of the role is non-negotiable as we need our supervisor on shift during our busiest periods! We’re looking for someone who is interested in staying with the café on a more long term basis.

The role will involve:

  • Event coordination and management (music, art shows, talks, etc.)
  • Contributing new and creative ideas to the menu
  • Supervision of front end staff (up to 5 people)
  • Supporting the manager in administrative duties
  • Liaising between the kitchen, manager and marketing people on a regular basis

Person Specific:  

  • At least 2-3 years working in the restaurant service industry with supervision experience required
  • Ability to work independently is a must
  • Driver’s License and access to a vehicle is ideal
  • Ability to self-motivate and motivate others
  • Positive, friendly demeanor
  • Creative sensitivity is a plus (lots of chalkboards to design, space organisation, poster-making, etc.)

Please apply for the position before May 15th to


Rhonda Hewitson Art Show: May 4th-June 18th

Rhonda_Hewitson_Headshot-09 (2)Born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario, Rhonda is self taught Graphic Artist, Painter and Photographer.  She graduated from Conestoga College and landed her first Marketing job, which enabled her to experiment with graphic design.  She has had a successful career as a Marketing Coordinator and Graphic Designer for over 11 years.

Rhonda started dabbling photography for friends and family about 15 years ago. Through word of mouth, she began booking weddings and photo shoots for families.  Her style of photography is more candid and natural in order to capture the natural beauty of her subjects.

She has been painting for about 3 years ago. Most of her work is abstract using acrylic mediums, however she does occasionally work with oils.  She held her first art showcase in February, 2015, at Figg Street Co. in Thorold, and her second at The Diana Downtown here in Guelph in March.  She is thrilled to be showcasing her work at The Joint Café and hopes everyone enjoys her work as much as she did creating it. Please visit for more details.Soft Snowflakes sm