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Rocket Bakery and Fresh Food

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272 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1B7, Canada
+1 709-738-2015
07:30 - 18:00
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Sun 07:30 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 20:00
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We went to the Rocket Bakery twice during our stay in St. John's - once for breakfast and once for lunch. Both were delicious. We like the quirky style of the eating area. It is nice that they have jugs of ice water that you can help yourself to. There is not a huge selection, but everything we tried was... More 

Thank wloo11
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The rocket bakery is a great spot to have a quick coffee and one of their diet breaking pastries or a quick lunch. They offer a great variety of foods so you'll be sure to find something to please your tastebuds. With the addition of some live music and an eclectic selection of gifts, it's a must see if you're... More 

Thank Linda B
Paradise, Newfoundland, Canada
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

First time there. Just wondering around looking for sandwich. Making sense of the counter layout. Found it! Cuban daily special. Gf has a breakfast biscuit. Want cold bevy, no prices shown, bottle of coke. Ouch! 3$ for each coke! I wanted a glass of water and didn't see the ice water jugs till after I paid. Didn't realize sandwich put... More 

Thank ToddN346
Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Great place for a casual lunch. Nice sandwiches, soup and salads. You have the option to eat in or take your meal to go. I had the Thai chicken soup, fish cake and quinoa salad. Though the price was a bit high the soup was filled with chick peas so I took my salad with me to eat later. Cool... More 

Thank Jody216
St. John's, Canada
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159 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Came here 10am to purchase lunch with the intention of eating it on the run later. I had the chicken burrito (salsa & sour cream on the side) and the corn, bean, & red pepper salad. It was delicious and lasted me more than one meal. It's a little confusing when you first walk in...I don't know if I'd want... More 

Thank Newfiechick1
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

St. John's was closed for 2 days during major blizzard last week, EVERYTHING downtown from restaurants to coffee shops was closed. Rocket was literally the only place open mid-day Tuesday in a 15 block stretch of the downtown core. Anything would have been good, instead, Rocket was great, food was enjoyable, environment funky (in a good way), staff helpful and... More 

Thank David B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Great location. Amazing atmosphere. Great coffee, nice baked goods and amazing lunch choices. Local treats to buy and take home as well.

Thank Peggy K
St. Petersburg, Florida
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65 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised with this coffee shop..it has baked goods and cookbooks ...good old Newfoundland place ...they have real silverware and recycle bins ..even a pan for dirty silverware....the teabuns were sooo yummy and it was a good home smelling place....had good cookies too

Thank milliemccabe
Paradise, Canada
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The Rocket offers exception coffee and teas to accompany their inhouse baked goods, their French Toast is fufilling and delicate, drizzed in maple syrup....yum yum ..oh the calories

Thank 19Terry2014
St. John's, Canada
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1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I love the ambience, the food, and the drinks. It's not really a restaurant but it's much more than a coffee shop. It's my go to place for socializing with friends.

Thank Scott C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 22
American, Canadian, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 272 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1B7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: +1 709-738-2015
Rocket Bakery & Fresh Food offers scrumptious, made-from-scratch handmade breads, desserts, prepared hot and cold specialties, excellent coffee and food-lover groceries in a warm, casual, heritage space at 272 Water Street in downtown St. John's. Try our no-flour-added soups, salads and desserts, too!

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