With the current health concerns, Ray's Place is operating with extra caution and enforcing that the following throughout the property:

  • Gatherings of ten people or less per group activity.
  • Practice of social distancing between families, staff.
  • Cleaning staff cannot access the rooms until 24 hours after your departure.

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Hours of Operation

Holiday Hours Subject To Change

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9am - 9PM
Wednesday 9am - 9PM
Thursday 9am - 9PM
Friday 8am - 9PM
Saturday 8am - 9PM
Sunday 8am - 9PM

Meet Val & Layla

The family goes back several generations in Canada, descendants of slaves who came up through the Underground Railroad and settled near London, ON They specialize in cooking Soul Food.

Soul Food is a term used for Southern, Caribbean, and Canadian, blends of dishes.

Val has been cooking Soul Food for over 30 years and has run previous restaurants in the Kawartha Lakes area.

The world has changed for most people in 2020, but for Val& Layla their world changed a few years prior. In 2016, just a few months after Layla was severely injured in a car accident; the family also suffered with the loss of Val’s husband and Layla’s father to cancer. In early 2019 Val had a stroke; she was in a coma like state for several weeks and in the hospital for several months.

While in the hospital there were daily visits from friends and family. With lots of prayers, she regained her awareness and appetite. After being released from the hospital she stayed with her daughter Layla.

With time, and God’s good grace, Val had fully recovered.

Some Words from Layla

"I remember the Sunday my mom started to cook again. I’d come home to a huge plate of food. She was so used to cooking large portions for the restaurant, there was way too much food for just the two of us. I decided to get some food containers and drop it off to some family close by. They enjoyed it so much it became a weekly thing, every Sunday I’d be dropping food off to the family.

When the Corona virus outbreak happened like most of us we were scared. Knowing Mom was at risk with previous health issues we did our best to stay at home.

Mom kept on cooking these great big meals, and I would be baking. We’d share the food with family and friends every Sunday. After a month of the pandemic we thought we could expand and offer our meals to the neighbourhood, It was well received and we were able to deliver to over 30 people every Sunday. Mom was doing great and so happy at getting back into the Kitchen.

After a few months of delivering Sunday Soul food dinners we were gifted a great opportunity to run a food truck for the Summer/Fall season. We’re now at Ray’s Place in Minden, Ontario. We’re enjoying our time here, meeting new friends and catching up with old ones. Minden is a wonderful town. It’s a scenic drive from the city, 2 hours north with beautiful country landscapes. We hope you’ll come out for a drive and visit us this summer/fall season.

All the best, Layla"

Baked Goods

Served throughout the day

  • Pies
  • Cupcakes
  • Cookies
  • Donuts


Served from 8am to 11am

  • Coffee
  • Breakfast Sandwich

    • Western with Bacon
    • Kaiser Bun
    • Lettuce
    • Tomato
    • Mayo

Full Dishes

Served from 11am to 9pm

  • Curry Chicken
  • Chicken Wings

    • Mild
    • Medium
    • Hot
    • Jerk
  • Smothered Pork-chops
  • Roast Beef


Served from 11am to 9pm

  • Hamburger
  • Cheeseburger
  • Banquet Burger
  • Beef on a Bun

Fixins available per entry

  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Onion

Side Dishes and Appetizers

Served from 11am to 9pm

  • Samosas

    • Vegetables
    • Beef
    • Chicken
  • French Fries
  • Rice 'n Peas
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Coleslaw
  • Beef Gravy