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The Rooms Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, , Soups
9 Bonaventure Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 3Y9, Canada
+1 709-757-8097
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (80 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (30 reviews)
“salad” (22 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
9 Bonaventure Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 3Y9, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have frequented the Rooms Cafe many times. The view is fabulous. It is a great location for lunch with friends and family. The food is always great and the service is equally great. The meals are always tasty and prepared with fresh ingredients. This...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 March 2018

All you can wish for from the Newfoundland cuisine with additional spices and influences of European and Asian flavours. Daily interesting specials. Wednesday afternoon teas through winter months featuring best scones this side of the UK.

Thank Dogrose17
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Food was yummy, servings were a perfect size. Good quality. Prices are a smidge on the high side I think. But still won’t break the bank. Lovely spot. View is worth $1 million! The Pain Perdue and fish tacos were ordered! Excellent taste. I’d recommend...More

1  Thank 228carolannh
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Visitors can enjoy a great cup of coffee, sweets, or order from a menu. Your choice. Take time to enjoy the scenery as well.

Thank ColleenWade
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Me and my friends love the tea offered on Wednesdays, I have been there twice sence they brought it back. It has a gorgeous view, and great atmosphere. Everyone gets beautiful tea cups, and the food is delicious.

Thank kashenad
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We had spent a couple of hours in the Rooms and were in need of lunch. The cafe was in a great position offering superb views over the harbour and had a varied menu which suited us. The downside was we had to wait 40...More

1  Thank Have_Bag
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Set in The Rooms muesum, the cafe has the best view of St. John's city and comparable to the one you get to see from Cabot Tower on Signal hill. The food is fresh and tasty, however limited in the offering of gluten free options...More

Thank Hello T
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Afternoon Tea Time is now back at the Rooms Cafe starting November from 3 pm - 5 pm. We, a group of 6, tried out on its first afternoon of re-opening of the Tea Season. The weather was perfect. 10+ degrees with a great view....More

Thank Alick T
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We stopped by The Rooms Café for afternoon tea before we headed over to the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist across the street. We went straight up to the top floor to the Café and didn’t visit the exhibits on the other floors, but...More

Thank JobeeMom
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch with my boyfriend. The coffee was good, I had some rice dish with pork belly that was so salty I swear they must have poured a cup of salt in. I was unable to eat it, our server was very busy so...More

Thank Sam3233
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Helen B
30 May 2017|
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Response from Nick L |
The café doesn't accept reservations. All of the salads are gluten free. The soup changes from day to day, and is sometimes gluten free. Some other items on the menu can also be prepared as gluten free that are not labelled... More
6 June 2016|
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Response from jaemichael | Reviewed this property |
wow why do you not phone the restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Bonaventure Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 3Y9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 709-757-8097
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