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The Rooms Cafe

) #21 of 298 Restaurants in St. John's €€ - €€€ Cafe, , Soups
9 Bonaventure Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 3Y9, Canada
+1 709-757-8097
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (74 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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9 Bonaventure Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 3Y9, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you plan to have lunch here, get your name on the wait list when you enter the museum. We waited 45 minutes for a table, then 1/2 hour for our food. Maybe it was an exceptionally busy Wednesday afternoon (after2:00pm). The food, especially seafood...More

Thank mary h
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place that you go to Experience the Views, Quiet Environment, Nice Food and Nice Service. The Food is wonderfully done and the portions will fill you even if they look smaller. Ask for a Window seat if possible. Great views of St....More

Thank mthrmooseCanada1
Reviewed 1 week ago

After walking all over the place it was nice to sit, have good food with a great view! We had homemade soup with some great bread.

Thank DS1828
Reviewed 1 week ago

We both had the fisherman's bake, with local beer (Iceberg beer) and very much enjoyed the meal. The café was very busy and service was a bit slow but the good food and the great view made it worthwhile. We also very much enjoyed the...More

Thank RandyRoss
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always loved the Red Oak catering of this restaurant. The menu was always varied (Pasta, fish, meat, vegetarian choices) and the dishes were always delicious. However, the food has become so bad that we never go there any more. However, on two occasions in...More

Thank nfldfishingnet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Rooms Cafe is located in the Rooms Building with lots of outdoor parking spaces. The Building houses the culture of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Rooms Cafe possibly provides the best view for the harbour of City of St. John's. The food is fine and...More

Thank Whitecrane2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our lunch at the cafe on the 4th floor of The Rooms museum/art gallery. Service was friendly and prompt even though they were very busy. Delicious dishes, our group especially enjoyed the chowder and the smoked salmon sandwich. It was a sunny...More

Thank Catwoman5159
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Am from St. John's (visiting from Ottawa) and was there with family. This was our first time - and my last. Ditto on every comment Lia made above, plus had to ask 3 times for a coffee. Never going back. Will concede, however, that the...More

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant has great views of St. John's Harbour, so great in fact that it makes the space in which this restaurant is located feel rather cold and distant, however the service and food compensate for all that.

Thank ChiefBogeyman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to the Rooms Cafe before and decided to go back for breakfast on our last day in St. Johns. Although the breakfast menu was very limited - we all enjoyed a typical Newfoundland breakie.

Thank Brenda D
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Helen B
29 May 2017|
Response from jobird65 | Reviewed this property |
Yes to salads and gf and I would highly recommend making a reservation for a Saturday lunch. It can get busy.
5 June 2016|
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, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
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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