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120 St. Paul St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3M4, Canada
+1 289-362-2636
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With a charming atmosphere and beautiful local artwork hanging from the walls, Rise Above is a wonderful place to try some purely cruelty-free food. The entire menu is vegan and delicious. From brownies to cheesecake, to mac and cheese this place is lovely. Vegan or not you'll enjoy the food. I suggest the sweet potato burger!

Thank AnnaMo151
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not vegan/vegetarian, but this place did not disappoint. Great value, friendly staff and a clean, pleasant environment decorated with local artwork. I had a beet burger with a side of home fries and it was absolutely fabulous! In fact, the portion was so big that it had me struggling to finish. Can't wait to go back again.

Thank Ala Z
St. Catharines, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we go to this restaurant often before sports events at the Meridian Centre...the food is incredibly tasty and this place is quite possibly the best eatery in the area....I didn't think vegan food could be so tasty...the staff is very polite and friendly also...if you go , you be back :)

Thank 3travelguys
Luz, Portugal
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went for her birthday lunch today, hoping to find a new great restaurant. Success! Excellent on all counts. My wife had a Peanut Tofu Wrap and I had the Umami Bowl which was perfect. Tofu in both means was great. Definitely recommend and will return.

Thank gcaldridge3
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had lunch and found both meals to be good. We had the sweet potato Burger and wedges, Crispy Seitan wrap and wedges. Would definately recommend to all. Carnivores like me included. Staff were very friendly and genuine. Wear a sweater as it was chilly. We will be back for sure.

Thank kevket
St. Catharines, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I love how this spot is always changing the menu & demonstrating how delicious vegan food can be. The new pizza rolls were mind blowing, I could've eaten 10 of them, they were that tasty. Whether your a non meat lover or a meat lover this spot is delicious & will convert anyone to try vegan food.

Thank carolyndyer88
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50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I'm a dedicated meat eater so when my nephew told me he was bringing me here for my birthday, I was pretty doubtful. We were greeted by warm and friendly staff. You better make a reservation because the place was packed. Why? Because the food is amazing. We shared pizza rolls and flat bread apps both delicious. Bokchoi with mung... More 

Thank david b
St. Catharines, Canada
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

What do we love about Rise Above? Everything really. The atmosphere is cozy yet sophisticated and minimalist (check out the gorgeous local artwork.) The staff are warm and informative. The food….well it’s out-of-this-world delicious! I love vegetarian and vegan cuisine and Rise Above delivers on every level. Try the Pizza Rolls and the Saucy Seitan with BBQ sauce (you’ll think... More 

Thank Angie B
Wainfleet, Canada
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

In many ways a really great place...and we sure need more like this one! Food is well priced, healthy and really tasty.. even a decent wine list! Beautiful space, nice bathrooms,... But be forewarned if you are in the mood for a 'quick lunch' or may be stuck in a bad date, the service here is like a Saturday Night... More 

Thank NiagaraK8
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Great food. Had the cheddar and apple toasted sandwich which was delicious. Friend had tofu wrap and other friend had Flatbread. All great dishes.

Thank smcg2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 St. Paul St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3M4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  St. Catharines
  • Phone Number: +1 289-362-2636
Rise Above is an all vegan restaurant and bakery, located in the heart of downtown St. Catharines, Ontario. We use only plant-based ingredients because we believe that it is possible to eat well and enjoy life without harming other species or our environment. We specialize in comfort foods, healthy choices, and fresh baked desserts.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?