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The Rooms Cafe

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9 Bonaventure Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 3Y9, Canada
+1 709-757-8097
Today
11:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
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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Cambridge, Ontario
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over the course of 2 weeks I had the change to visit The Rooms Cafe twice. I had a very delicious light lunch late one afternoon. The second visit was for a late afternoon High Tea date with a friend. Both times were delicious and even on a stormy day the view is spectacular.

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Thank 476cherylk
St. John's, Canada
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206 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Located in The Rooms Museum this cafe offers a wonderful view overlooking historic downtown St. John's, the harbour, and Signal Hill. Even if you don't nab a table by the large floor-to-ceiling windows you still have decent view. The food is very good, much of it inspired by local fare. My Fisherman's Bake was a great medley of cod, shrimp,... More 

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Thank ReneWicks
Montreal, Canada
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155 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

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 

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Thank funpower
St. John's, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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.

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Thank S C
Toronto
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116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Carolyn B
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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!!

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Thank Ali S
St. John's, Canada
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151 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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.

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Thank 835Dolores709
St. John's, Canada
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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!

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1 Thank msmena
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

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2 Thank Hud B
Newfoundland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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?!

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1 Thank Cheryl78949

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?