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Raintree Cafe

Canadian, Healthy, Soups
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220 King St N, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2Y7, Canada
+1 519-884-4953
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11:00 - 07:00
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Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 07:00
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Ontario, Canada
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I went last night to give Raintree a try. First, love that they switched to a plant based menu, as vegan options in the kw region are limited. The place itself is a small cafe, but has a cute atmosphere. The food was great, especially the rolls. Portions are on the small side, but I eat a... More 

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Thank Morgan B
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2015

I met some friends here for lunch. The menu is brief. I had the BLT wrap. It was not a BLT. It was mostly lettuce and runny dressing. It had some pork belly and a token cherry tomato. There were limited cold drinks. I had the pleasant enough ginger lemonade. We ordered the artichoke dip which was the highlight of... More 

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Thank Thomas M
Ontario
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2015

Loved the BLT wrap, and previously I've had a curry dish that was fabulous. This place is a great find, and you can easily walk out spending less than $12 on your meal.

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Thank kealey99
Ayr, Canada
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2015

Seasonal menu items, and long time favorites make this a refreshing stop. Attentive servers and a good atmosphere all lend to a unique experience.

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Thank DieterTurek
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Used to be a great place for a light lunch. Today's lunch was well below the quality that we were expecting. I think what was most disturbing is that our server came by and asked how our meal was. Our response was "terrible". At the point the server made a quick exit never be seen again. There is little chance... More 

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Thank Armin F
St. Jacobs, Canada
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139 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

I somehow always want to go to the Raintree on my birthday - it's a great little place to go as a couple or with a small group. The plaza it's in isn't the nicest, but the restaurant itself is beautifully decorated. The food never disappoints - get the home made iced tea, Venus dip, and soups! This is one... More 

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Thank schoencm
Kitchener, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2013

Two of us had lunch. There were three tables in the restaurant when we arrived and one more came in after us. The service was painfully slow. I ordered a special tea and twice sent it back as I was given regular tea. We ordered two cups of soup and two meals. Our soup took so long in arriving we... More 

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2 Thank Anna V
London, Ontario
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98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Just loved this restaurant, great food, service and the fact that it wasn't a cookie cutter, same old same old little restaurant. Great select of food for everyone, vegan and gluten free options as well. I would recommend giving them a try!

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Thank loves2travel2000
Hamilton
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Tried the pasta which was served hot and tasted nice. It was fresh and I enjoyed my meal. Will always come here for Italian food and recommended the place to many people I know

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1 Thank Marcin S
Waterloo, Canada
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241 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2013

This place used to be a gem, however new owners have really let this place down. From poor decore, to cheap food all the way to bad service. It wont be long before this place closes its doors as customer service is last at this location.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Cuisine
Canadian, Healthy, Soups
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 07:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 07:00
Thursday
11:00 - 07:00
Friday
11:00 - 07:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 King St N, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2Y7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 519-884-4953
Description
Raintree Café has been a favourite restaurant in Waterloo for nearly 20 years. We are starting a lively new chapter in the Tree's history under new Owner and Chef Paul Cummings. Paul's passion for fresh, local, healthy food is a perfect match for Raintree. Our new Menu is plant based, fully vegetarian and full of excitment and flavour.

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