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Coffee Matters

1 Military Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2C3, Canada
+1 709-753-6980
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“sandwiches” (24 reviews)
“goulash” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1 Military Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2C3, Canada
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Had a meeting with a colleague here enjoyed the Americana coffee and great selection of pastries and food.Nice atmosphere good quick service

Thank rickcardo
Reviewed 3 October 2018

When you finish doing your walk along Water and Duckworth, take a few steps up the hill to Military Road where you will find the perfect café on the corner. Not only do they have delicious pastries and coffee, but also wonderful lunch and dinner...More

Thank vaucoin2018
shillyer, Owner at Coffee Matters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you for your kind remarks. We are So happy you stopped by and glad to know you liked our cafe.

Reviewed 2 October 2018

This wonderful coffee shop has a great menu of breakfast and lunch items. They have an extended coffee menu and lots of seating (high tops and regular tables and chairs too). Coffee Matters is more like a café, than a coffee shop - and they...More

Thank LynnElsdon
shillyer, Owner at Coffee Matters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you for kind remarks. We are glad you enjoyed our cafe and our food selections.

Reviewed 28 September 2018

This place is on the edge of down town but it's well worth the visit. The coffee is good, as are the pastries. It has a nice and bright atmosphere that is suitable for conversation, for working on your laptop or to just sit with...More

Thank _davidatkinson1952
shillyer, Owner at Coffee Matters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you for telling us about your experience. We are glad you enjoyed our cafe

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Relax and enjoy it is all here. Beautiful decor, ambience great food, delectable sweet treats and very friendly staff. Snowball is a must - not too sweet and apparently all Newfoundlandish!

Thank gulietta
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

This was our first stop after arriving in St. John’s today...what a disappointment. After a promising start (great atmosphere, nice menu selections, very helpful and pleasant girl at the counter) it quickly went downhill. We ordered a turkey and avocado sandwich, sans bread (keto diet),...More

Thank farcloser
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Had lunch here a few days ago. This place is consistent and always great. They have trained their staff very well because everyone is pleasant and everything seems to be done well. The soups are delicious and the recipe is perfected. They also have great...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018

Absolutely the best coffee I tasted in St Johns. Parking across road. Very good service in what seemed to me to be a good re-creation of a turn of the century (19/20th) eating house. Good range of pastries and scones.

Thank mike a
Reviewed 27 August 2018

My daughter and I cannot eat gluten or dairy. We visited this restaurant because it came up in our search for gluten free restaurants in St. John's. The initial female server was great, and after discussion with her, we ordered a sandwich on gluten free,...More

Thank anita c
shillyer, Owner at Coffee Matters, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Can you please email me at scott@ coffeematters.ca. I need some info. Our chips are In deed gluten free. I need to know who told you this wrong info. I am so embarrassed over this. I apologize. If you could email me I would love...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

greta coffee and pastries/desserts/squares. sandwiches were excellent as was the soup. the goulash on the menu was however kind of dry and bland.

Thank travelbug_6255
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Yes there is free wifi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Military Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2C3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 709-753-6980
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We are an Italian-inspired coffee house, offering our own line of high-end desserts, fresh home-made soups, and fresh non-deli sandwiches. We serve fair trade and organic coffee from freshly roasted beans, right here in Newfoundland. We source the highest quality beans. We offer 4 blends of coffee at all times. The quality of our product and presentation are crucial to the experience of each customer. We offer a breakfast menu and we serve only Fair-Trade certified organic coffee.We accept Visa, MasterCard and Debit.We are open 7 days a week: Monday to friday 7 am - 10 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8 am - 10
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