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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Museum
“.For the best views of the city! Both a destination and a journey, The Rooms is where the province’s most extensive collection of artifacts, art and historical records come together to create meaningful and memorable visitor experiences that share who we are and how we came to be.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Café
“Open well into the evening, this coffee shop is just a couple minutes walk towards the Sheraton Hotel. It serves light meals (soups, sandwiches, sweet treats) and very good coffee and tea. Always bustling, tons of windows, great atmosphere.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
“Quaint little neighborhood gem. Pick up your morning coffee and breakfast. Take advantage of a snack through their walk-up window before you hike Signal Hill or explore the Battery. Enjoy their entertainment throughout the week. Less than a minute walk from our property.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Café
“Great coffee, beer, baked goods, and full breakfasts and lunches -- Fixed is a great place to settle in for a snack or meal while taking a break from touring St. John's. (Also, they make the BEST scones)”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
“A fun and little quirky decor but you'll get the cheapest lobster dinner for two. Also well know for brunches but can be busy. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“Right across the street from Georgestown Bakery, this friendly cafe offers good coffee, tasty lunch fare and healthy snacks”
  • 9 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Great cafe with excellent coffee, sandwiches, and baked goods. Lots of locals hanging out, playing music, and enjoying the atmosphere. A must-visit when exploring downtown! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Good decaf coffee. Good basic fare at a decent price and a GREAT view of The Narrows. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Fairly close by and directly across the street from the LSPU Hall is this great local franchise. There's also a location on Elizabeth Ave. Great service. Excellent breakfast sandwich (all day) in a city where a good but simple breakfast isn't easy to find. Good sandwiches and treats. Great coffee and tea. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Enjoy lunch or coffee in the Rooms museum cafe with the backdrop of the best views in the city. Closed Mondays. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“At the top of my street and to the left on Military Rd is an excellent place for homemade ice cream, sorbetto, coffee and baked treats. Highly recommended, especially for the sorbet and ice cream!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Owned by a Taiwanese couple, you could likely order everything on the food menu for under $40. It's an inexpensive and great spot to eat. All vegetarian and vegan. Their tea selection is pretty great. Hot and cold simple options.”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“Tim's is a chain yes, and their coffee is dividing. Not for coffee snobs, but there are also those who swear by it. Great for a quick and reliable pick me up on the way to the airport.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Recently opened right around the corner, you’ll find good coffee and yummy breakfast sandwiches. Service can be spotty. ”
  • 1 local recommends