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“Great Choice for Lunch or Dinner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bistro Sofia

Bistro Sofia
320 Water Street, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 6E8, Canada (Downtown)
+1 709-738-2060
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Ranked #20 of 313 Restaurants in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bistro
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: If you're looking for amazing dishes, cakes and desserts at affordable prices, we are here BISTRO SOFIA
St. John's, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Choice for Lunch or Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Excellent food! We have eaten at Bistro Sofia a few times this year (both for luch and dinner). We always enjoy the food and the servers are attentive and knowledgable about their menu.

Visited September 2012
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English first
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
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“Excellent food, lovely decor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

If you are ever on Water Street in downtown St. John's, you have to check out Bistro Sofia. This is a lovely spot for lunch. The food is excellent and the atmosphere has real old world charm. It's not table service, but that's ok because you don't feel obligated to leave a tip. The coffee is great and although I didn't try them, they display of sweets and treats looks very decadent.

Visited October 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“A cafe with class”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

You order your food at the counter and they deliver it to you. I had the spicy tomato soup and the chicken schwartzwald sandwich, both were very good. The service is a cafe, order at the counter and that's the last time you'll probably see anyone but for what it is, I really enjoyed it. The atmosphere is a little bizarre along with the music but I rank it up there with regard to overall experience.

Visited August 2012
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“Fabulous, Fresh Cakes!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We ordered 3 cakes and a few dozen desserts for a party.... wonderful! Great staff and very tasty treats!

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“Excellent food, friendly service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We had dinner at Bistro Sofia two nights out of the five that we stayed in St John's, so clearly we enjoyed our meals. The food was really delicious, from the Shopska salad to the tomato-based chowder (unusual for this area) to the fish entrees. Both nights, our waitstaff were extremely friendly and attentive. Recommended.

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