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Hungry Heart Cafe

142 Military Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (Downtown)
738-6164
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Ranked #7 of 302 restaurants in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
St. John's, NL
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We all had the special of the day which was a brisket that they had smoked themselves in the parking lot. It was served hot on a cornbread with sauce and a salad. It was not traditional but was very good. Others in our party did not want the cornbread and were able to substitute other types of bread. Service... More

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New Glasgow, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I should first note that this a beautifully laid out restaurant. It has an appropriate number of tables, the decor is bright and welcoming, and the staff are dressed professionally. We had come to this establishment to accommodate another in our party who was celiac. Upon arrival into the restaurant we we were greeted by a gentleman who then proceeded... More

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Sydney, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Let me start by saying that I realize this is a charitable restaurant and I applaud the program they have in place. That being said, I went to the Hungry Heart Cafe because they are able to accommodate a gluten allergy of someone I went with. We went on a Saturday afternoon for brunch. Only the very limited brunch menu... More

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St. John's, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

On my third visit to this fine restaurant, I treated my niece to lunch. The food was great and the service attentive. I had the quesadilla which was very tasty, and my nice was pleased with her turkey avocado club. Both came with a delightful side salad. The desserts looked appealing, but no room. I have always been impressed when... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Loved the food! Homemade, fresh and full of flavour! Will definitely go back. Great atmosphere and excellent wait staff. One of St. John's gems!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Billy B was a font of knowledge on St. John's, he missed his calling, he should be a tour guide allowing that he was an excellent waiter. Knew all the dishes, how they were prepared and what wines to recommend. Next time I am back in St. John's I'll be back

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Frankfurt, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Very loud when it was full. Food was excellent. Waiter, Billy, was a cut beyond in class. Menu was wide ranging, food quality was exclelent, service was fast

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St.Johns, Newfoundland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This was our first time at The Hungry Heart Cafe, and I must say that we were pleasantly surprised. The menu had something for everyone, and each item had a twist. The prices were appropriate for the portion size, and our waitress was very pleasant. We would definitely go back to try other delicious things on their menu!

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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I was here to do a short video on the enterprise for one of its funders but did want to meet a friend and sample the food. It was terrific and the service excellent. The place was packed, so reservations are recommended. My friend who eats there often, says it is always good and the menu varies seasonally. It's a... More

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Corner Brook, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Unfortunately no lunch available on Saturday just brunch Service excellent Good portion size Fish cakes Toutons Baked beans All as good as homemade Top rating deserved

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