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 Season & Hours:  April 12th to to September 17th, 2017, Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

Please Note, the Cafe is closed on the day immediately following a statutory holiday as well as the following dates - April 29th and July 1st.

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
The Bell Family at Baddeck - by Judith Tulloch $ 19.95
Alexander Graham Bell: The Life and Times of the Man Who Invented the Telephone - by Edwin Grosvenor and Morgan Wesson $ 60.00
Mabel Bell: Alexander Silent Partner - by Lilias M. Toward $ 16.95
The Aerial Experiment Association: Aviation Pioneers - by Judith Tulloch $ 8.95
Alexander Graham Bell: An Inventive Life - by Elizabeth MacLeod $ 7.95

Prints and Posters Price in $CAD
Watercolour Prints - Bell Homestead by John Bonfield $3.99
The Evolution of the Telephone Poster $9.50
Alexander Graham Bell - Bell Homestead NHS Poster $5.00

Gifts and Souvenirs at the Museum Store
Gifts & Souvenirs Price in $CAD
Pewter Daffodil Telephone Key Chains by Robert Hall Originals $ 9.95
Die Cast Daffodil Telephone Pencil Sharpeners $ 4.99
Bell Homestead Art Mugs by Jack Jackowetz $15.00
Alexander Graham Bell T-shirts (green or off-white) $19.99
Bell Homestead Lapel Pins $3.50
Daffodil Telephone Brantford Pins $ 1.50