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Checkerboard Restaurant and Coffee Bar

705 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1P1, Canada
+1 519-742-5771
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible17%
4 Mar 2018
“Great breakfasts”
6 Aug 2017
Closed Now
Diner, Canadian
705 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1P1, Canada
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

The checkerboard has been in Belmont Village for a long time, always good,-can say that their western sandwiches, bacon and eggs, soup, and the French fries with gravy have been very good to us thru the years. Always busy. Great family run business, very friendly...More

Thank CanadaThe2Js
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Went here for breakfast for the first time. The eggs were good, the bacon was thick and crispy, the home fries were nicely browned and delicious, the pancakes were fluffy, and the coffee was good. However, there were beverage stains running down the walls, it...More

Thank Danewfies
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 26 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 26 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 12 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
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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
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  • Value
Average prices
Diner, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 705 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1P1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: +1 519-742-5771
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