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Cafe Pyrus

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16 Charles Street, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Today
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • 10
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  • 7
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  • 0
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hidden Gem

After returning from Australia, it was difficult to find a good coffee place in Canada. Then I discovered Cafe Pyrus! It looks completely different interiorly compared to the exterior. I definitely would say this cafe and the baristas give off a "hipster" kind of feel. All of the baristas are so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2014
Jenny Y
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

After returning from Australia, it was difficult to find a good coffee place in Canada. Then I discovered Cafe Pyrus! It looks completely different interiorly compared to the exterior. I definitely would say this cafe and the baristas give off a "hipster" kind of feel. All of the baristas are so chill and nice, and they make such amazing coffee!!... More 

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Kitchener
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I loved the atmosphere at Cafe Pyrus, it is comfortable, relaxed and really inviting. I met up with a friend for a morning coffee and muffin (blueberry & raspberry) it was great. I loved the choice vegan menu and can't wait to go back with my husband for a meal. Parking is a bit of a challenge though.

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Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great little vegetarian gem in Kitchener. Thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday lunch. Perfect spot to do some casual socializing, with internet and fun music.

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Waterloo, Canada
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Stopped in for a quick lunch. Was able to park at the door. Service was quick and the food was delicious. Only quibble would be the music was a bit loud for my liking but, in general, I like the atmosphere and I'll be back for sure!

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Ottawa
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

If your near the bus terminal and want home made fresh food in a café atmosphere, with free wifi. this little café is very highly rated as I have eaten several times for breakfast and for lunch. The atmosphere is simple tables and chairs, with a few lounge chairs for reading A hidden gem in downtown Kitchener

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Still a self-proclaimed carnivore, but every so often I'm convinced to give my meat eating ways a rest and try something new. As always I'm hesitant when approaching vegan restaurants. This great little restaurant located directly in front of the bus terminal is a great surprise. It is a casual, local, organic and community conscious restaurant/cafe. The selection is vast... More 

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Waterloo, Ontario
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My last review of this restaurant was negative because I have a low tolerance of poor customer service. Well it seems the owner understands and has brought his customer service expertise to the restaurant. He apologized to me for the poor service that I got and since then I have received very friendly service from the employees. I do miss... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Beautiful vegetarian or vegan food. Beautiful vintage atmosphere. Perfect cafe or lunch spot. I used to go to study, now I often go for a nice healthy lunch. Location isn't fantastic, but it's not bad either. There is a tiny little patio out front if you want to eat outside, but you're facing the bus terminal so the outdoor atmosphere... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

After my last review about Cafe Pyrus I discovered their macaroons. Hands down the best macaroons I have ever had!!! I just had to come back and add my 2 cents :-)

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Waterloo, Ontario
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Three hours ago I would have rated Café Pyrus 5 star excellent. Then I went in and had the server from hell. I guess I will change my rating to two star fair. I have been going there for several months now and after I tasted the Black Bean Quesedias (sp?) I was hooked. One server told me that for... More 

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Tyzun, Owner at Cafe Pyrus, responded to this review

HI, Thanks for your review. I apologize for the service you received. It is not the experience we want anyone to have when they come to the cafe, again I apologize. I would like to learn more about the situation to ensure that it never happens again. There have been changes to the menu recently, typically we have been very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 Charles Street, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegan
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?