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Rocket Bakery & Fresh Food offers scrumptious, made-from-scratch handmade breads, desserts, prepared hot and cold specialties, excellent coffee and food-lover groceries in a warm, casual, heritage space at 272 Water Street in downtown St. John's. Try our no-flour-added soups, salads and desserts, too!
US$2 - US$24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
American, Canadian, Cafe, Healthy, Soups
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music
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Reviewed January 9, 2021

When visiting St. John’s this is one of our favourite places to go for lunch. The soup and sandwich options are always great and the fish cakes are almost as good as Mom’s! So many delicious deserts to choose from: pecan tarts and cowboy cookies...are a favourite! Seating provides an eclectic mix of old chrome or wooden chairs which make for a quaint environment and a comfortable spot for friends to meet and catch up!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed December 5, 2020 via mobile

I like The Rocket Bakery and have been a loyal patron for years. I don’t mind paying a premium dollar for a coffee break to support local, etc. I am less prepared to give up the time it takes to get served here these days....There got to be a better way to stream line the ordering process and get something as simple as a coffee and snack to the customer quicker and easier. This is not Rocket Science☺️More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed October 11, 2020

This spot is amazing. I had the most delicious meal of fish cakes, green salad and coffee. The tartar sauce was made in house and I can’t say enough about how tasty it was.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 7, 2020 via mobile

Breakfast hash was great. Baked goods were just good but the croissant was great! Coffee was good and service was quick and friendly.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 1, 2020

My fiancé and I were here for lunch. We both had sandwiches and coffee and both were good. We ate in and it was just a relaxing lunch. I like the atmosphere of the place, nothing fancy. You order at the counter and they bring...you your food.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 14, 2020

This was a well occupied location on a main drag, so we weren't able to go in the first few times we passed by. Because of this, I expected great service and food. We were pleased to see few people for breakfast and went in...to order. I asked for 2 specific things: gluten free bread and eggs well cooked. They did not offer a gluten free option, and eggs arrived runny. I took them back and asked them to just take the eggs and pop them in the pan upside-down to cook the yolk, so it would not take long. 7 minutes later, when my friend was finishing her breakfast, my second attempt arrived. New eggs, gawd love 'em they were well cooked, and the same toast reheated ... I couldn't cut it with a knife and fork with any ease and had to pick it up for a serious chew. I can say the avocado spread, although thin, was flavourful. I was not given water, and my napkin blew away when the server moved my friend's coffee cup that was holding it down, and didn't replace it. My friend enjoyed her meal, thus the second star. I'm hopeful this was an "off day", but you know ... they expected the tip when we payed the bill when ordering ... I expected service and product delivery AND RECEIVED NEITHER. My only disappointment in St. John's.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed May 25, 2020

I've been a regular visitor to Newfoundland and St. Johns for years. Auntie Crae's bakery that resided at this same location was a favorite of mine and I bemoaned the day when they closed. The Rocket has picked up the baton and is doing as...well or better in providing great baked goods, special sandwiches and other gourmet quality items as well as a homespun environment to sit and enjoy. Keep it up. Looks like a lot of college-aged patrons are collecting there too. Great place in downtown historic St. Johns.More

Date of visit: November 2019
873KellyM873, Owner at Rocket Bakery and Fresh Food, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2020

Thanks so much for your review, Leif! We SO appreciate it! :)

Reviewed May 23, 2020

I ran in for takeout and got a pecan curry chicken salad sandwich and a lemon tart. The STAR was the lemon tart, one of the best I've ever had and I'm picky. I should have gone back for more!

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed February 2, 2020 via mobile

Hats off to the staff at Rocket Bakery! Few minor hiccups along the way but in the end our wedding was more than we had expected. Out of the different meal plans the appetizers and bar worked exactly how we envisioned.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed January 14, 2020

Whenever my mom comes to visit, the only thing she wants to do is come to Rocket Bakery for the fish cakes & a coffee. She likes them so much that last time she actually brought some back to Nova Scotia!! I can’t order anything...other than the Cinnamon bun, it’s just too good. They sell other local products and treats. The staff is extremely friendly and always there to greet you with a smile.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Rocket Bakery and Fresh Food is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5