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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 good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (76 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (30 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
9 Bonaventure Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 3Y9, Canada
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

We had spent a couple of hours in the Rooms and were in need of lunch. The cafe was in a great position offering superb views over the harbour and had a varied menu which suited us. The downside was we had to wait 40...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Set in The Rooms muesum, the cafe has the best view of St. John's city and comparable to the one you get to see from Cabot Tower on Signal hill. The food is fresh and tasty, however limited in the offering of gluten free options...More

Thank Hello T
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Afternoon Tea Time is now back at the Rooms Cafe starting November from 3 pm - 5 pm. We, a group of 6, tried out on its first afternoon of re-opening of the Tea Season. The weather was perfect. 10+ degrees with a great view....More

Thank Alick T
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We stopped by The Rooms Café for afternoon tea before we headed over to the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist across the street. We went straight up to the top floor to the Café and didn’t visit the exhibits on the other floors, but...More

Thank JobeeMom
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch with my boyfriend. The coffee was good, I had some rice dish with pork belly that was so salty I swear they must have poured a cup of salt in. I was unable to eat it, our server was very busy so...More

Thank Sam3233
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The food is of good quality, served by pleasant, friendly staff and the views over the city and out to the Narrows with Signal Hill in the distance are specticular

Thank Cliff J
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We couldn't resist the view when we first arrived at The Rooms so stopped for a morning specialty coffee. Then went back for a second view over a bowl of chowder for lunch. The coffee and chowder were great and the setting is spectacular!

Thank jjquilter
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

What a great view of the Narrows and harbour, wonderful food and excellent service. Try the seafood chowder and baguette, Supreme. We will return.

Thank Sherri R
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I do hope The Rooms brings back afternoon tea during the winter months in 2018 - it's a grand way to spend a couple of hours on a long, grey day! My friend and I made an afternoon out of it, with a visit first...More

Thank LisaLMG2014
Reviewed 11 October 2017

First off, this restaurant is situated in an outstanding provincial museum-archives-art gallery with stunning views of what may be one of the world's most picturesque harbors. Take time to enjoy all of that first so that you can concentrate on the first-rate food and professional...More

Thank Sandy S
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Helen B
29 May 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
5 June 2016|
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Response from jaemichael | Reviewed this property |
wow why do you not phone the restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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