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The Rooms Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, , Soups
9 Bonaventure Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 3Y9, Canada
+1 709-757-8097
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (84 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (31 reviews)
“salad” (23 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 Bonaventure Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 3Y9, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visiting The Rooms it is possible to nourish body and soul in one sitting. The Rooms nourishes the soul by providing both visitors and locals alike a common space within which to interact and explore the past via beautiful artistic displays, informative exhibits and an...More

1  Thank PookyCake
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice menu with a good mix of traditional Newfound cuisine, vegetarian and gluten free options. We had the chowder, warm root salad, and smoked salmon sandwich. All were excellent. The service would rival any five star restaurant and every table has a view of Signal...More

Thank CharJanC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t beat the view here! Had the warm root cellar salad - completely perfect in every way. Highly recommend!

1  Thank Maggie V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waited for a half hour just to get a table, although you can browse while waiting. Restaurant prices for subpar food, with the wrong ingredients, over or undercooking abounds. Polish it off with a meringue, berry and whipped cream monstrosity that was inedible due to...More

Thank Adam M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh gourmet food. Exceptional service. Observatory view of the bay. No admission has to be paid if going to archives or cafe.

Thank Yingling18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved my root salad and my husband enjoyed his seafood bake. They gave me the dressing on the side, as I requested, and added a little bread, when I requested. The service was slow, but we were in no hurry. We put our names...More

Thank camelSP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped our gallery viewing around 1pm, there was a long line up; we were told it would be an hour wait. We left out names and came back after about 40 mins and were called shortly after. Food was good, but a bit underwhelming....More

1  Thank WJ_Bonnie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was so so. Paying my bill was a pain in the butt. The window seats were all taken. It is a typical new Art Gallery. Heavy on the architecture with 1/3 of the space open and empty to marvel at the staircases.

Thank hernyjanes707
Reviewed 8 June 2018

I had the seafood chowder for lunch, and it had very little flavor. Otherwise, the cafe is very pretty -- modern, with a great city view.

Thank NHjo
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place. It seemed too small even in the off season - surely it will be packed in the summer with long waits. The Rooms is such a great venue no one will want to leave to find another place to eat. We...More

Thank Mary W
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Questions & Answers
Helen B
30 May 2017|
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Response from Nick L |
The café doesn't accept reservations. All of the salads are gluten free. The soup changes from day to day, and is sometimes gluten free. Some other items on the menu can also be prepared as gluten free that are not labelled... More
6 June 2016|
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Response from ECTrekker |
They don't take reservations at all -- a common complaint!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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