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Rocket Bakery and Fresh Food


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Rocket bakery offerings are made fresh every day on the second floor of this heritage building by our team of bakers & pastry chefs who are proud to offer our customers their very best work: everything from delicious cakes to fresh breads, savoury tarts to pastries & confections.
Here’s just a sample of what you can expect to find at rocket bakery & fresh food!
Flourless Chocolate Cake – Small (Serves 4 – 6)
Flourless Chocolate Cake – Large (Serves 8 – 10)
Buttercream Layer Cakes (6 or 9 Inch)
Cupcakes (Chocolate)
Bread Pudding Cakes (Made w/ Our Croissants!) – Small & Large
Boston Cream Cake
Available by the slice
Delicious Layered Sponge Cakes
Available as squares
Amazing Pain Au Chocolat, Plain Croissant, Almond Croissant & Lemon Twists
Shortbread Bites
Fabulous one (or two) bite shortbread cookies available in plain, chocolate chip & pecan
Shortbread Black & Whites
A nice-sized‏ shortbread cookie, one-half dipped in chocolate
French Macarons
Available every “almost wheatless wednesday” (the day we offer as many gluten-free treats as we can, remembering that we are a wheat-based bakery! )
Fresh Ginger Cookie
Need we say more
Chocolate Crackle Cookie (for the Holiday Season)
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
Oatmeal Raisin
Double Chocolate
White chocolate bits in a chocolate cookie!
Individual 4 ½” & 9 1/2″
Blueberry Clafloutis
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!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
American, Canadian, Cafe, Soups
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We found this to be a relaxed and friendly establishment for breakfast or anytime. The coffee was decent and the ambiance was great. There was a good selection of baked goods, prepared salads and breakfast items. The staff were not as friendly as the local...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Ellen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been in Rockets many times since I moved into the city. It really is a lovely place with a cool atmosphere. The food is good but not the best food in the city. I definitely suggest their pulled pork turnover if you ever...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jolenek403
Kelly M, Owner at Rocket Bakery and Fresh Food, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, Jolene, for your review. Hope to see you again, soon. Kelly

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not really my favourite place but I can see how it might be right for some. It seems mixed up for ordering then a separate pay station and hodgepodge seating. Food is good but a bit pricey for the atmosphere, seems to cater to “granola”...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Brehank
Kelly M, Owner at Rocket Bakery and Fresh Food, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review Rocket, Brehank. We appreciate that you came in! Cheers, Kelly

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by in the morning to grab some sweetie pies for my wife for valentines day and they were all gone by 10am, So i grabbed some fish cakes to go instead lol.. and a tea. The fish cakes were AMAZING , I dont know...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jeepmancrd
Kelly M, Owner at Rocket Bakery and Fresh Food, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks, Jeepmancrd! Sorry about the Sweetie Pies but we're so happy you loved the fish cakes! :) Hope to see you back soon! Kelly

Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

The rocket is a nice place in a prime downtown location. However it is over priced, which is due to the charge of rent in all DT premises. The food is good, they offer a variety of food to go or sit in, from salads,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank andrewjewitt
Reviewed January 27, 2019

Not really a fan of the sandwich choices here nor what you get.Prices are high and sometimes it can be very busy, so you can expect a wait. Service is not bad. Coffee decent. Overall......blah, not worth it.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dylan r
Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

Best cakes in town! Charming little venue to sit and relax. Super great staff. Absolutely a must do!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank addieNG
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Had the orange hot chocolate on a cold winter day with a croissant - absolutely delicious! ALMOST makes winter worth it!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank scggnb
Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

This ROCKET BAKERY ABD FRESH FOOD has become a kind of must see place! Why, it is unique, it is clean, it is friendly and has reasonable prices. We love visiting the ROCKET because if the good coffee and the fine bakery’s. There is always...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Puffinman
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Food, atmosphere, service, and happy there is 2 locations now. Visited the Churchill Square location, and though small, everything was excellent.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ian S
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Hi! Yes! We have free WiFi and plugs to recharge your computer! Kelly
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