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Rise Above

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120 St. Paul St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3M4, Canada
+1 289-362-2636
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Welland, Canada
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I ordered the spicy Portobello bowl, which came with large slices of marinaded portobello mushroom on top of rice, topped with herbs and pickled veggies and an almond feta. Everything tasted really really fresh. The building is open and has a ton of local art on the walls. It has a friendly casual atmosphere.

Thank Nemmii
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As a vegetarian familiar with the creativity and deliciousness involved with vegan food, I was very eager to try this restaurant, and managed to bring my meat-loving boyfriend with me! We were excited to support a local vegan place with a seasonal menu. Our visit, however, was less than stellar. I had pesto pasta, which was delicious and tasted very... More 

Thank Maria R
St. Catharines, Canada
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159 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a pretty nice place but it is not gluten free. It is vegan though. A little restaurant on St. Paul Street in St. Catharines, Ontario.

1 Thank Safechoice2014
St. Catharines, Canada
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I started off as a fan of "Rise Above's" Bakery when it was on Summer Street - an introduction to how great vegan can taste. My son is vegan and we've taken my non vegan family there for special occasion dinners in his favour and everyone always enjoys there full meal. I highly recommend a visit there.

Thank Brian Y
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our friend is a vegetarian although we are not but the food is so tasty, you don't even want to ask 'where's the beef?'

Thank Alilee T
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89 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We shared the avocado Benedict and the chilaquiles. The "benedict" was very good... The garlic Kale was very flavourful and really tied it all together. However the chilaquiles was slightly disappointing. While it tastes great, the texture of the chips was strange and difficult to get used to. It also could have used more cilantro. I also had the apple... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite being a meat lover, I really enjoyed a lunch here with my vegan friend. The place was very busy, so clearly we're not the only ones who enjoy the place. Nice selection of food, and good taste combinations

Thank AvidTravelerNOTL
Kitchener, Canada
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not a vegan but Rise Above was recommended to me as a go to luncheon spot for a recent visit to St. Catharine's. It did not disappoint. The restaurant is a café style that is charming. Local art on the walls, bud vases of fresh flowers/greens and hardwood floors add to the charm. I ordered the sweet potato... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch and came back with an excellent salad for take out from this place. My wait was less than 7 minutes. The salad concept was quite creative and with lots of flavour. I can't wait to go back and try the second item on the menu.

Thank Borazo996
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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106 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With a charming atmosphere and beautiful local artwork hanging from the walls, Rise Above is a wonderful place to try some purely cruelty-free food. The entire menu is vegan and delicious. From brownies to cheesecake, to mac and cheese this place is lovely. Vegan or not you'll enjoy the food. I suggest the sweet potato burger!

Thank AnnaMo151

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 St. Paul St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3M4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  St. Catharines
  • Phone Number: +1 289-362-2636
Rise Above is an all vegan restaurant and bakery, located in the heart of downtown St. Catharines, Ontario. We use only plant-based ingredients because we believe that it is possible to eat well and enjoy life without harming other species or our environment. We specialize in comfort foods, healthy choices, and fresh baked desserts.

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