Open Tuesday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Featuring hand-scooped cones, and milkshakes made with Chapman's Ice Cream.
For “Homemade and Farm Fresh” head to Ripley for homemade local fare every day of the week and receive a warm, friendly welcome from the owner and her staff. This community spirited restaurant showcases local artifacts, while offering breakfast and lunch every day and dinner on Fridays.
While you are here:
Pack a lunch and bathing suits and bring the kids to Lewis Park. The play structures and infinity climbing wall will challenge all ages; and, when hot from all that playing, they can cool off in the splash pad. Accessible washrooms and change rooms available.
Ripley has some great new trails. Head east down Park St. and you will find the Lewis Trail and the Apple Rail Trail beside the Bruce Botanical Food Gardens. At the far end of the Lewis Trail (1.5 km) is a small cemetery where the first settlers of Ripley are buried. Lewis Trail links with the new Apple Rail Trail and is part of the Ripley Walk.
The Gardens, which open this summer, will showcase over 250 varieties of rare, endangered, heirloom and ethnocultural food plants - over 10,000 plants in all-and that's just Phase One. Now, Rome wasn't built in a day. And we aren't promising Rome either. We are inviting you to experience the birth of something uniquely Canadian. We will offer you an experience the first of its kind in Canada. In our very rustic setting, you will learn about ancient plants, plants from countries all over the world, plants with crazy names, and plants from seed arks. You will reconnect with food. You will learn of the important relationship with food our society has lost and the impact it has had on us.