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Philip's Cafe

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170 Jerseyside Hill | Jerseyside, Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador A0B2G0d, Canada
+1 709-227-0127
07:30 - 15:00
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Pickering, Canada
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We stayed overnight in a B&B that is associated with the Rosedale B&B in Placentia, just above the Philip's Cafe. Breakfast was very good, french toast, maple syrup, fruit, and coffee. Nicely done, we met other couples from the Rosedale while having breakfast. The view of the harbour was magnificent.

Thank Jim H
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Had a delicious breakfast of quiche as part of B&B package at Rose Manor. Prepared and served by owners who really want to provide an memorable experience for guests. Latte, cappuccino and seconds were offered. They recommended a quick trip to Cape St Mary's before we boarded the ferry and wrote out directions. The trip to Cape St Mary's was... More 

Thank chrisml50
Boston, Massachusetts
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Phillips Cafe is not currently open for everyone, but rather is the breakfast locale for guests of the Rosedale B&B. Any one of the breakfast choices are delicious. The yogurt with homemade granola and berries is top notch, and the porridge is super rich and delicious as well. Owner Linda will make any one of a variety of specialty coffees... More 

Thank Maureen V
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for coffee no food. The place looked like it may be shutting down soon. The staff was friendly and offered some travel tips. Met some other tourists. Great stopped to get your latte fix.

Thank Ryan M
PhilipsCafe, Owner at Philip's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Ryan for your review. The "staff" are actually us - the owners - Philip and Linda. You probably noticed that Philip was not doing very much, as he is waiting for hip and knee surgery, and is only there to help Linda with breakfast for her B&B - Rosedale Manor B&B Inn. Philip had to close the Cafe... More 

Conception Bay South, Canada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We visited Placentia as partly of a weekend getaway. We stayed at the Rosedale as part of the stay breakfast was at Phillip's cafe. Great atmosphere. The breakfast was great, coffee beyond expectations and as good as I have had anywhere. Thank you.

Thank SupportLocalNL
Ottawa, Ontario
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160 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

The coffee and quiche were excellent as was the service. Philip and Linda are amazing hosts and the atmosphere very welcoming.

Thank SarahEOttawa_Ontario
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Yummy lunches, breakfasts and most importantly, great coffee! This is one of those excellent little cafes that is well worth stopping by.

Thank M-A J
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

When staying at the Rosedale Manor Bed and Breakfast, Philip's Cafe is the later part of the stay. Although presented as a 'gourmet' offering on the website, the special coffee and homemade bread were the only fare that met the boast. The quiche had a dense cake crust with minimal egg content, quite unlike any other quiche I've eaten. The... More 

PhilipsCafe, Owner at Philip's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you YYCMRs for your review. Our goal has always been to listen to guests and improve our food and service. Unfortunately I am waiting for hip and knee surgery - the reason for the sale of the Cafe - a building we completely renovated to bring our dream and Philip's Cafe to Placentia. I am sorry you did not... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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158 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Took my son for a quick bite to eat and thoroughly enjoyed the quaint hospitality of this nice little spot after taking the ferry ride from Nova Scotia. Our lunch was excellent the food was great and the coffee was superb.

Thank Walter W
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

This is the first review I'm writing about our vacation because I wanted to be sure to give Philip and Linda props for their lovely business. An absolute treat to be there. Delightful ambiance and fantastic food. Above and beyond friendly service and accommodations made for our rather picky young children regarding their oatmeal.

Thank sjlovelee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 11
Cafe, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Digital Payments, Takeout, Validated Parking
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170 Jerseyside Hill | Jerseyside, Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador A0B2G0d, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  Placentia
  • Phone Number: +1 709-227-0127
Philip's Café / BakeryOpen 7:00 am Tuesday - Sunday8 Minutes from the Argentia Ferry TerminalJerseysidePlacentia, NLA0B 2Y0Waterfront café and pastry shop right in the heart of the fishing activity. Pastry chef Philip Meade was born in Placentia. After many years of travelling, he is back in Newfoundland - mixing Newfoundland flavours with the richness of French and Belgian chocolate. Serving Organic coffees and teas - including Lattes and other espresso drinks.Breakfast is served at 7 am for early risers. Watch the fishing boats prepare for their day, while enjoying a freshly baked quiche made with free range eggs, aged cheddar cheese, and other tasty ingredients. Daily bowls of vegetarian chili and fresh garlic cheese bread are served at lunch, as well as many different sandwiches made with freshly baked bread.Amenities:Bring your computer - Philip's Cafe has Wi-Fi.Heading off on a hike or picnic? Fill your picnic lunch or backpack from the many available sandwiches, fresh vegetables and fruits, baked treats, and cool drinks. Bring your thermos if you want to take along hot coffee or tea.On a rainy or cool day, you will find warmth from the wood stove greet you as you come in the door. On a hot day, the breezes on the deck while watching the boats makes Philip's Cafe a wonderful spot for breakfast, lunch or coffee and desert.Why not check out Philip's Cafe/Placentia on Facebook for photos and comments.

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