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Our Story

Founded in 1994, Capistrano was one of Downtown Guelph’s original coffee houses. Then known as Capistrano Caffe Bar, or simply Capistrano’s, it’s original vision was to give those who worked, lived or visited Downtown Guelph a convenient experience of fresh brewed coffee and quick-serve food choices with an Italian style.


Downtown Guelph has changed over the years and so has Capistrano. No longer just a convenient place to pop in for your morning ‘cup-o-joe”, today Capistrano Bistro & Espresso Bar takes pride in providing the highest quality beverages and food service with a European flair as reflected in our ‘Cloche & Cup’ logo. Our carefully selected espresso, coffees & teas, freshly baked pastries and full lunch menu all demonstrate our commitment to providing each of our customers something we all want – simply the best.


Located in St. Georges Square in the heart of Downtown, come in for a visit, enjoy the experience.