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The Rooms Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Canadian, Soups
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9 Bonaventure Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-757-8097
11:00 - 16:00
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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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Montreal, Canada
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154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got lucky and got a table by the window without reservations. What a great view of St.John's, it is worth the visit just for that. We went at lunch time and got professional and friendly service by our young waitress. We had not tried cod tongues yet so this was the time to do it before we left! They... More 

Thank funpower
St. John's, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So great to have this consistently delicious restaurant that you can always count on. Have to say we also like that they tell us the price of the daily specials. Best Bloody Ceasar in town and love it with my Sunday brunch.

Thank S C
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104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

A visit to The Rooms is truly therapeutic .... the view down the harbour is breathtaking ... the staff so warm and wonderful and the seafood chowder .. worth coming back for .. time and time again !!! Always great conversations about the amazing exhibits in the Museum or Archives or Art Gallery .... so many wonderful memories ... and... More 

Thank Carolyn B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Every time I visit Newfoundland I make sure to check out The Rooms Cafe. I am always impressed by the service, menu choices, quality and presentation of the food and of course the stunning atmosphere. Recently I chose the lamb burger and the warm root vegetable salad. Both were excellent! I highly recommend it!!

Thank Ali S
St. John's, Canada
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151 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 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.

Thank 835Dolores709
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 13 November 2016

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!

1 Thank msmena
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

2 Thank Hud B
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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?!

1 Thank Cheryl78949
St. John's, Canada
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 

Thank janidd
St. John's, Canada
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank MsRoadrunner55

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Canadian, Soups
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
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?