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Coffee Matters

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Canadian
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1 Military Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-753-6980
08:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always stop here when I'm in town. Great local coffee shop with everything you'd expect free Wi-Fi, delicious lunch menu and great coffee. The staff are always welcoming and friendly.

Thank Chris A
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coffee is fine, and it's great to find a spacious coffee shop where you can relax and not feel crowded. Prices are fine too; you're paying for the space, not just the food and drinks. Scones are pretty good, not the very best I've ever had but fresh and light. Lovely spot.

Thank Lindendale
St. John's, Canada
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place for lunch or just a nice cup of coffee. The salads, soups and sandwiches are made fresh. The sweet selection is yummy and there is a great selection of coffee and tea to choose from.

Thank msmena
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great coffee, delicious late lunch and relaxing atmosphere. Late night coffee with a sweet was a treat after a busy day and before retiring to our B and B. Visited is 2010. This choice is n/a on this survey form.

Thank Slepinur
Toronto, Ontario
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140 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

When I get my fill of breakfast at the Sheraton Hotel, I cross the street for a coffee and fresh pastry at Coffee Matters. Espresso drinks are great and pastry/desserts are fresh. I've had lunch a few times and it's ok, but nothing special. Free Wi-Fi so you can catch up on messages in the morning. Good vibe with view... More 

Thank TorontoCouple763
St. John's, Canada
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110 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

There for lunch. Soup was great. The fried chicken sandwich was horrid. It was cold and looked like a cheap chicken nugget on a stale bun. On top of that it had none of the toppings of the picture. The picture looked great. What I got was more than a disappointment. I asked the person at the counter and showed... More 

St. John's, Canada
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202 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Spouse and I went in for a break from shopping,super selection of beverages and we found tasty pastries form the amazing selection!Will retirn

Thank rickcardo
Si Racha, Thailand
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I would have given this place a much better rating - as the coffee and snacks, as well as the atmosphere, are good - but the staff do not automatically give receipts and sometimes (perhaps accidentally) overcharge.

1 Thank Charles P
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

A great pastry selection: staff is very easy to interact with and vey capable Great beverages, too!.

Thank todrodman
Pouch Cove, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Went to the topsail road paradise location which I frequent. The last few times the pricing seemed off. I ordered a medium coffee and the sign said 1.95 the teller asked for more money. I asked why and was told the price went up but not updated on the sign. So either it is misleading pricing or the cashier is... More 

1 Thank robtiz
shillyer, Owner at Coffee Matters, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. After investigating the price sticker was either taken off or fell off. We have not had a price Increase in over 2 years. We are truly sorry for this mistake. New stickers have been ordered. As a reputable company in no way was this done in a intentional manner. We have also talked to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Military Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 709-753-6980
We are an Italian-inspired coffee house, offering our own line of high-end desserts, fresh home-made soups, and fresh non-deli sandwiches. We serve fair trade and organic coffee from freshly roasted beans, right here in Newfoundland. We source the highest quality beans. We offer 4 blends of coffee at all times. The quality of our product and presentation are crucial to the experience of each customer. We offer a breakfast menu and we serve only Fair-Trade certified organic coffee.We accept Visa, MasterCard and Debit.We are open 7 days a week: Monday to friday 7 am - 10 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8 am - 10

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?