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Two Whales is a small, independent coffee shop and restaurant overlooking Robin Hood Bay in the small township of Port Rexton on the Bonavista Peninsula. This was our 15th season in business and our reputation grows every year. According to many of our customers we serve the best espresso coffees on the island . We serve a range of premium teas and soft drinks including our special homemade organic lemonade. Part of our philosophy is that we do not serve anything that we will not eat or drink ourselves. We serve delicious, healthy vegetarian food and yummy cakes. We use as much organic and/or locally sourced ingredients as we can, make and bake just about everything ourselves in our own kitchen
PRICE RANGE
C$8 - C$25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Cafe, Healthy, Canadian, Soups
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts American Express, Waterfront, Dog Friendly, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed August 14, 2023 via mobile

30 mins for a breakfast sandwich, which was then given to the customer after me, I assume, by mistake. The coffee was good can’t say anything about the food because I wanted to stop aging in place and left.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 26, 2023 via mobile

Great stop for breakfast and lattes. Went two mornings in a row. Highly recommend the Mattina. Excellent taste and good protein too. Don’t miss the lattes either. A rare treat on the road in Newfoundland. Fine view of Port Rexton and the sea if no...fog. Wonderfully friendly staff, like almost everywhere here.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 14, 2023

This upscale cafe was a lovely stop after Finishing the Skerwink Trail. Iced coffee and London Fog were top-notch and the brownies were a real treat.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 13, 2023

Lovely spot! Friendly, helpful staff, very fine coffee, and the WORLD'S BEST CARROT CAKE. The vegetarian panini's have baffling names. I had the "Naughty Nanny", and it was delicious.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 18, 2023

Two Whales was a welcome change after eating too many fish and chips and fries with dressing and gravy. The food at Two Whales was delicious and healthy. The staff was delightful as well. I loved my bay burrito with salad. The coleslaw was fantastic....My husband, a carnivore, enjoyed his mozzarella, tomato and pesto sandwich with Himalayan dal soup. The carrot cake was divine. The latte was strong and delicious. It also has a lovely view. I highly recommend this restaurant!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 17, 2023

I guess I didn’t read the reviews closely enough to know this is a vegetarian restaurant. I cook and eat vegetarian all the time, so I have nothing against vegetarian fare. But none of the paninis really appealed to me. Spicy black bean or curried...lentil pate? Partridgeberry, pickle and spinach? Ick. We shared the soup, which was a curry sweet potato the day we were there. It came with a piece of cheese soda bread. The soup was okay, but I started thinking about all the great vegetarian soups that I make—navy bean, tomato bisque, butternut squash, corn chowder, broccoli cheddar, split pea, baked potato, pasta fagioli—curry sweet potato isn’t at the top of my list. We did buy a carrot cake pop that we ate later that evening and it was good enough that I wished I had bought two, or three.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed October 5, 2022

A must for coffee and a quick breakfast sandwich. Purchased some cute stained glass! Worth a return trip for a coffee on the go!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 7, 2022

While in St. John's, we talked to a server at the Mallard Cottage in Quidi Vidi. She asked us about our itinerary while in Newfoundland, and she suggested we go to the Two Whales coffee shop in Port Rexton after hiking the Skerwink Trail. After...hiking this awesome trail, my husband and I stopped for a light lunch: soup, sandwich, and homemade lemonade! Delicious and refreshing. And a partdige berry vegan treat! You could also buy locally grown organic squash by donation - proceeds to the local food bank. Inspiring visit to this wonderful town.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 25, 2022

During a week long stay in Port Rexton, we stopped by the Two Whales many times, for coffee and a baked goodie, or lunch. Food quality was high, great coffee, cute place. Loved the vegetarian food, bought the t-shirt and the cookbook!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 15, 2022 via mobile

I wanted to like this place, but I just don't. Service was not good at all, the staff all seemed completely uninterested, seemed like they were annoyed they had to work (besides the owner who was very nice). I had an ice coffee and a...piece of cake, the cake was pretty good, but the coffee tasted like it had been cut in half with water, it barely had any taste at all. Also the inside area is absolutely infested with flies, so that's nice. Maybe it was an off day or something but I seriously cannot recommend going here.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 7, 2022 via mobile

Stopped for iced coffees and picked up a red berry brownie. Cute shop with hooked rugs, free wifi and outdoor space. I didn’t have a meal but tbe food brought out looked delicious ! Sandwiches soups salads! Recommended !

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 4, 2022

If you want to have a break from eating seafood in the Bonavista Peninsula area in Newfoundland, Two Whales Coffee Shop in Port Rexton is the place to go for some healthy, home-grown vegetarian and vegan dishes. Two Whales is tiny coffee shop, so prepared...for line-ups.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 12, 2022 via mobile

Lovely café which serves delicious vegetarian soups, sandwiches, desserts and beverages. They also have a small gift shop. Seating inside and out is provided. A nice lunch spot after hiking the Skerwink Trail.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 30, 2022

We were delighted to find a vegetarian restaurant when visiting Trinity, all the meals we had a were super tasty and fresh - especially the salads. Friendly service and nice ambiance in the restaurant.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed September 2, 2021

We visited a month ago for coffee and cake and were shocked at the lack of atmosphere and customer service (being in the service and tourism industry ourselves it really stood out to us) We decided to return to give it another try (and to...support local) Unfortunately exactly the same thing happened. The room was uncomfortably silent and lacked atmosphere and no welcome was given. When we walked up to the counter to order, the staff member was indifferent and not friendly at all. My older father was confused that the coffee shop is vegetarian. He was asking the girl about the options and trying to order a sandwich with meat! We all looked at the staff member to explain and maybe give an alternative option he may enjoy. Maybe a “meaty” type sandwich with mushrooms. But she just stood there and offered no help or explanation at all. The sandwich and were excellent but we were left feeling disappointed for the second time. We will return for the great food!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5