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Checkerboard Restaurant and Coffee Bar

705 Belmont Av W, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1P1, Canada
+1 519-742-5771
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible18%
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“pancakes” (2 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
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Diner, Canadian
705 Belmont Av W, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1P1, Canada
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Have been here several times. The prices are incredibly low, and the portions are very generous. The pancakes are fluffy with a crusty outer layer, so not really premium taste for me, but definitely filling. Some food is a little greasy. The servers can be...More

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 25 June 2017

First time to checkerboard with my family for breakfast. The home fries sealed the deal for another visit, love the spice. We will return,,,,

Thank Tarrogon
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

The food, as always, is great. Hot, tasty and well priced. Saturday morning breakfast always is just perfect. However, there is one waitress there that needs to be fired. She is more interested in chatting up the fellas than serving coffee. At the busiest times...More

Thank Veronica E
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We stopped in for a mid afternoon lunch at this old, well maintained restaurant on Belmont Ave. W. in Kitchener called Checkerboard Restaurant. This small restaurant can be missed if not looking for it! Very pleased we stopped by! We ordered two BLT's, with fries....More

Thank citypins
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Stopped in here twice in the last month. Service was super, and very friendly, as it was the same server both times. Had pancakes, which were done well. The food came quickly and the price was amazing. Coffee and breakfast for about $10. Can't beat...More

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Loved the mom/pop atmosphere of The Checkerboard Restaurant! We had a great breakfast. Every seat was taken when we went in, sort of cleared out, then a full house again when we left. Will definitely return! Not sure we would consider it a coffee bar...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Homemade mom and pop cooking. Generous servings. Great place for breakfast or lunch. Many customers are daily regulars. I think that this says it all.

1  Thank Jean B
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Delicious well priced home cooked meals, large menu to choose from, clean, friendly staff (and owners)

1  Thank Sue H
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I cannot comprehend the good reviews for Checkboard. I have tried this 4 times each was bad. Deep fried bacon, ruined, waited one hour for a simple breakfast. Server was unfriendly, slow and lied about giving us decaf coffee. This is one of the worst...More

Thank suesee
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We often meet family and friends for breakfast on the weekend and we thought we would give this place a try. We walked in looking for a table for 3. They were fairly busy but there was nobody else waiting. A few tables only had...More

Thank Ted519
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Michael M
15 August 2017|
Response from Veronica E | Reviewed this property |
This is a family run business, chefs and wait staff. It's easier to close the doors for a few weeks than take turns.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Diner, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 705 Belmont Av W, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1P1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: +1 519-742-5771
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