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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” (20 reviews)
“basil mayo” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1 Military Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2C3, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful gathering place, lots of tables, great coffees, teas and snacks, lovely staff and pleasant atmosphere. Wifi was very well provided to guests and no one pushed you to move along.

Thank JoAnn Paul K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast on 2 days of our stay in St. John's and were very glad for it. The coffee is tasty, the food hits the spot, and the atmosphere is very cosy.

Thank Erin B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous coffee and pastries, as well as tasty and generous sandwich selections. Perfect for morning, lunch, mid-afternoon snack or after dinner coffee. Very spacious with big windows to watch the world go by. Also has free wi-fi.

Thank bsox1918
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious red velvet cake! A beautiful cafe. The open feel and wall to wall windows create a great atmosphere outside downtown St. Johns.

Thank Rick Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right across the street from the Sheraton. Serves great coffee and pastries. A Starbucks knock off but local.

Thank Kentuckytennis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here twice because it was just steps from our guest house but would go there next time even if we were farther away. The decor is lovely and the coffee is great.

1  Thank Marilyn B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and the GF simply love a date at Coffee Matters. The staff are always friendly and the coffee, sandwiches and deserts are always delicious. No matter which location you visit you will not be disappointed.

Thank Rod L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great spot - it felt like home tucked away at a quiet table enjoying a turkey sandwich with avocado and tomato, a big mug of Irish Breakfast tea, and a great book. Friendly service, unhurried setting. Perfect!

1  Thank kim d
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Was second customer in at opening 8 am. Enjoyed egg and bacon. The eggs aren't cracked fresh, but are frozen and steamed. Still tasty as was a huge "medium" coffee. Nice selection of fresh pastries and coffees. With street views and cozy atmosphere.

Thank BofBrentwood
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The menu choices are wonderful here - and absolutely delicious. Priced well, clean, and plenty of space. As well there are small outdoor tables for eating.

Thank Gerry C
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5 March 2016|
Response from shillyer | Property representative |
Yes there is free wifi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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