Official Bell Homestead NHS Website, City of Brantford

Cafe and Museum Store 

The Exchange Cafe - Where Friends Connect!

The Exchange Cafe

Your visit to the Homestead isn't complete without a stop at our Café. The eclectic menu features tried and true favourites as well as seasonal fare. You'll find yourself enjoying a delicious lunch or an afternoon bite amid surroundings that celebrate the telephone operator...those devoted ladies that once connected us all!

With seating for 56, the cafe also provides a great place for group gatherings and parties. Give us a call at 519.756.6220 for further information or reservations.

Cafe Regular Season & Hours:  April 10th to to September 15th, 2018, Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

Special Events (reservations required):  

  • Alec & Mabel's Valentine's Dinner - February 14th, 7pm
  • Edwardian High Tea - April 8th, 1 and 3pm
  • Eliza Bell's Mother's Day Brunch - May 13th, 10:30am & 12:30pm
  • Thanksgiving Weekend Dinner - October 6th, 5pm
  • Holiday Bake Sale & Tea - November 17th, 9am to 1pm
  • Christmas Dinner - December 1st & 8th, 5pm

The Phone Booth Museum Store


1943 operator dialing

Whether you're looking for a souvenir of your visit to the Homestead, a special gift or something for yourself, our museum store has everything from books, postcards and t-shirts to art prints and vintage items.


Book Titles Price in $CAD
Reluctant Genius: The Passionate Life and Inventive Mind of Alexander Graham Bell - by Charlotte Gray $ 36.95
My Dear Aleck: Selected Letters of the Bell Family, 1867-1873 - Annotated by Brian Wood $ 22.95
My Dear Aleck: Selected Letter of the Bell Family, 1874-1875 - Annotated by Brian Wood

$ 22.95

Baddeck and That Sort of Thing - Charles Dudley Warner $19.95
Benny Makes a Call - Annette Nardone $5.00
McCurdy and the Silver Dart - Les Harding $11.95
Genius at Work: Images of Alexander Graham Bell - Dorothy Harley Eber $ 24.95

Prints and Posters Price in $CAD
Watercolour Prints - Bell Homestead by John Bonfield $3.99
The Evolution of the Telephone Poster $9.50

Gifts and Souvenirs at the Museum Store
Gifts & Souvenirs Price in $CAD
Pewter Daffodil Telephone Key Chains by Robert Hall Originals $ 12.95
1947 Alexander Graham Bell Mint Canadian Stamp $ 1.50
Bell Homestead Art Mugs by Jack Jackowetz $15.00
Alexander Graham Bell T-shirts (green or off-white) $19.99
Daffodil Telephone Brantford Pins $ 1.50