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The Rooms Cafe

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9 Bonaventure Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-757-8097
Today
10:00 - 16:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Tue 10:00 - 16:00
Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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St. John's, Canada
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come to The Rooms restaurant quite often but the menu changed early in the summer and we just can't get a meal we can rave about. We miss the staples on the previous menu. Our visits on a go forward basis will be for coffee and desert.

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Thank 835Dolores709
St. John's, Canada
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spectacular view, fantastic food and impeccable service all at a reasonable price! We have had many meals here and the quality and service has always been consistent. Strongly recommend this cafe to locals and tourists!

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Thank msmena
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

With each visit to "The Rooms", we plan on lunch at the cafe on the top of the building which has a panoramic view of St. John's, the harbor and the entrance to the harbor, as well as signal hill.

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Newfoundland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Had lunch at The Rooms Café twice this month, once with my husband and once with friends. The food was delicious (brandade de morue, mussels, clam chowder, eggs benedict with fish cakes) and the service was excellent; attentive without being overbearing. Need I mention the gorgeous view?!

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St. John's, Canada
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The best thing about The Rooms Cafe is the view of the harbour, which is beautiful. The cafe itself is small, and can be crowded, it's a popular place for lunch. The menu is not huge but has a good variety of soups and sandwiches. There is also several seafood selections on the menu. I chose the roast chicken panini,... More 

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Thank janidd
St. John's, Canada
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I have eaten at The Rooms on numerous occasions and it is usually my first recommendation when I take out of town friends out for a bite to eat. The one word that comes to mind is "consistent." The menu is small, which in my opinion, does not bombard you with too many choices and increases the excellence of the... More 

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Elora, Ontario,Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We enjoyed one of the best dinners here since arriving in Newfoundland a week ago. My wife and I both chose the seafood gratin and it was excellent - the sauce was nice and light with ample fillings of seafood. For a change the vegetable, broccoli was not overcooked. Combine this with one of the best views of St John's... More 

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Blind Bay, Canada
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Don't be fooled by café. This restaurant has some of the best food we have eaten in our three weeks in Newfoundland. Try to get there before the noon rush, or if not put your name on the waiting list and visit the gallery.

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Thank Peter B
Montreal, Canada
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1,232 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 985 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We went for lunch there after our visit of the Museum and we were quite pleased with our decision ! The restaurant is nicely decorated , the views over the city are great , the service is friendly and efficient and the food is great ( best chowder in St.John's ). The only minus was that the prices were above... More 

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We enjoyed this café although it's menu was a little limited and there seemed to be more breakfast choices than lunch. We did enjoy their seafood chowder very much while we enjoyed the beautiful views.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Bonaventure Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 709-757-8097

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?