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The Rooms Cafe

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$$ - $$$Cafe, , Soups
9 Bonaventure Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 3Y9, Canada
+1 709-757-8097
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (86 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (31 reviews)
“salad” (22 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 Bonaventure Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 3Y9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place. View is remarkable and the food and service are amazing too. Cannot wait to return. Best plce ifyou want the best view St. JOHN'S has to offer.

Thank J W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Getting a table that overlooks the harbour view was impossible. Food was good though soup one day (ate there twice) was horrible, but was gladly substituted. Staff are very personable.

Thank wildappler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly service, fabulous food, incredible view and good music to boot. Initially the music was a young man playing heart rendering tunes on his accordion and when he left they played some lovely jazz. Picked because it is good music not my pet peeve ‘background’...More

Thank gulietta
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food and one of the nicest views on earth. I live here so I get to enjoy this restaurant often. If you are ever in St. John’s give it a try, you will not be disappointed!

Thank JoyceH1284
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you plan to eat at this cafe, go up and get on the waiting list as soon as you arrive; then go view the exhibits while you wait for a table to open up. The food and service are excellent and you will not...More

Thank r8ter2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On each of the tours we did in St. John's, somebody would always say: You HAVE to have lunch at The Rooms. And so we did, and it became the culinary nightlight of our two days in the city. You'd think every restaurant, bar, and...More

Thank BenLar137
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

While exploring the history of both the city of St. john’s and the province of Newfoundland I got hungry! Excellent views of the city paired with local food made for a great day! There is a constant line up for this restaurant. The wait is...More

Thank boomgraham
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Ambiance is perfect - view and music are so relaxing Food is great - we tried the seafood pasta and Rice Bowl with pepsi marinated pork belly (yum!) Customer Service is a-okay! - everyone's so nice and attentive. Worth the walk from commisariat (since the...More

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We ate here during our visit to the Rooms museum and art gallery. Loved the seafood chowder. Also had the cod tongues and scrunchions which were very good too. Good service and reasonably priced.

1  Thank 5202dl
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We can't complain about the food but both the service and cost were sub par. Our meals took WAY too long to arrive and when they did they came one by one. Whether the cafe is understaffed or too busy the over 1 hour wait...More

1  Thank travelnik5
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Questions & Answers
Helen B
May 29, 2017|
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Response from Nick L |
The café doesn't accept reservations. All of the salads are gluten free. The soup changes from day to day, and is sometimes gluten free. Some other items on the menu can also be prepared as gluten free that are not labelled... More
June 5, 2016|
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Response from ECTrekker |
They don't take reservations at all -- a common complaint!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Bonaventure Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 3Y9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 709-757-8097
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