We are so lucky to live in a community where a column like this can exist. I really enjoy writing “Love Local” pieces, as it gives me a chance to shine the spotlight on all the great businesses in our neighbourhood.

Shopping locally and supporting our peers is what makes living here so unique. We want to keep this vibe going for our kids and our kids’ kids.

We all work hard for our money, so spending it efficiently is at the top of our list. I would rather see my money going to a small business than a large corporation.

One of my favourite small businesses in town to visit is Korner Kitchen.

Since we discovered it five years ago, it’s been a staple of our lives. It’s an excellent place for breakfast either on the weekdays or for a weekend splurge.

It’s also a great spot for a quick lunch if you need a break from work. But don’t take my word for it; Korner Kitchen’s resume speaks for itself.

Korner Kitchen

Short History

This relatively new addition to our community has made a big impact. You may think it’s been here for a century based on how well everything runs, but it’s only been open for a few years.

The family-owned and operated Korner Kitchen Breakfast & Lunch Eatery began in 2015 as a 70-seat breakfast & lunch diner in Kitchener. After four years of building an incredibly supportive relationship with the community, they decided it was time to expand.

In December 2019, they reopened to a newly designed space, accommodating over 180 guests and offering an expanded breakfast & lunch menu, specialty coffees & teas, mimosas, locally sourced craft beer and so much more!

Even with all this change, they never strayed from what they do best – breakfast.

Why We Love Them

There are tons of reasons to love Korner Kitchen, but I’ll make it short and sweet.

The service is great, very friendly and efficient.

The food is really good, and there is a lot of it! The pancakes with real maple syrup are a great choice. One order of pancakes could feed two people or one very, very hungry person. Highly recommend them!

This is what gives it that down-home charm that we loved about the first location and that they’ve managed to maintain post-move.

They are a very popular restaurant; the one good thing is that if you have to wait, it’s not for long.

Korner Kitchen pancakes

Menu Highlights

Their entire menu is great, but if you only have time for one meal, make it breakfast.

If you’re looking for something more creative than a heaping pile of flapjacks, then look to the Smoked Meat Hash.

This filling dish comes with two eggs, green bell peppers and plenty of smoked meat. With a side of their memorable hash browns, it’s hard to beat this plate.

If you’re really looking to fill the tank, then settle in for a fulfilling meal with the Fried Chicken Steak. This fried chicken breast is smothered in their homemade sausage gravy. This is truly an experience; just make sure you come hungry.

Korner Kitchen Menu Highlights

Where To Find Them

Korner Kitchen is conveniently located just east of our Waterloo location. There’s a good chance you may see a familiar face there on Sunday morning.

183 Weber St. N.
Waterloo ON, N2J 3H3

It’s also not far from our two Kitchener locations as well. Only a few minutes extra and definitely worth the time.

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 7:00 am – 2:30 pm

Please keep supporting local businesses just like the Korner Kitchen.

If you know of other businesses doing great things, please get in touch. I’m always looking for more wonderful people to meet.

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Chris Arnold - Owner & HIS

Growing up in Kitchener, Ontario, Chris went to Durham and George Brown College. As the owner of Arnold Hearing Centres, he manages all locations, as well as handles all the marketing, reporting, meetings, and makes sure that both the staff and patients have a positive experience. Ultimately, there is a lot of pressure on Chris to ensure he delivers results year after year, but he credits the clinic’s success down to the amazing staff that has now become family. Truly, he enjoys working alongside everyone each day.