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Cafe Pyrus

Certificate of Excellence
Vegetarian, Cafe, Vegan, Canadian
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16 Charles Street, Kitchener, Ontario N2H1B1, Canada
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Cafe Pyrus... everything deliciousa, ll food real, lots of dietary options, coffees and teas divine. Staff is outgoing and competent. Love this place.

Thank Laurie S
Kitchener, Canada
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96 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I come to Pyrus often with my family. They love it. The space works great for my grandkids. The menu items tie into my eating lifestyle, with no grains. I will keep coming back.

Thank BobDyck
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had only imagined such a place in my vegan dreams;) I'm so happy my family found this place. I love cooking but as a vegan it has to be all the time. It's nice to finally have the option for someone to cook for me, and even better than I can at home! My very picky 2 yr old... More 

Thank Kate Adrian W
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I were spending a few days in Kitchener-Waterloo and this restaurant had been recommended. It exceeded expectations. The vegan breakfast wrap was scrumptious--much better than the tempeh wraps I make myself. Their featured coffee was awesome. I also appreciated that the restaurant had information on how eating vegetarian reduces climate impacts. I'll definitely be back.

Thank Katy F
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

I work at a café of a similar sort in my town back home and was very happy to make polite comparisons. Beautiful art on the walls, a unique service experience (that involves plastic animals.. curious?), delicious - vegan friendly - affordable food, and gender neutral bathrooms. I'd recommend The Big Bang, but wouldn't advocate for their chip fries. It... More 

Thank Aaron D
Gainsborough, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Came here with my mother on a Tuesday late afternoon and was very excited to eat at a Vegan restaurant. After getting through a ton of road construction ( not anyone's fault) we parked in the rear. Upon entering the atmosphere was what I had anticipated, "hipster". The menu had a fair bit of options and laid out in a... More 

1 Thank KayInglis
Tyzun, Owner at Cafe Pyrus, responded to this review

Hi Kaylinlis, Thanks for your review of the Cafe. I am very concerned about your experiance as there is free parking at any of the city parking garages and we have coupons. The parking lot in the back is pay, but you should not have been prompted to tip in order to get change. If you could provide any more... More 

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202 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

This place is vegan heaven. I have taken many non-vegan friends too, and they also love it. The food is delicious, and prepared to order. I have thrown some strange orders to them regarding cold coffee drinks, and they are so willing to help me. Really friendly staff, delicious coffee and food. I will return over and over again.

Thank lswToronto
Kitchener, Canada
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

I popped in to order takeout on a bitterly cold day. Questioned the lady behind the counter what the soup of the day was and she replied "We are calling it kale and potato" I ordered a small with a side of toast and a muffin. The ambiance was casual, a bit edgy and interesting. Funky art work on the... More 

Thank Maggie V
Kitchener, Canada
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

A unique spot with groovy-good vegetarian/vegan food options. I like stopping in for a sandwich and coffee and checking the ever-changing artwork on the walls (local artists, all art for sale). A neat little place... hope it survives the LRT build's upheaval!

Thank Caz T
Grand Cayman
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed the angry vegan. Amazing and original. My wife had a burger and I thought it was pretty average and the chips are not the greatest side choice. As another reviewer said, a bit of a funky environment.

Thank Dan A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $11
Vegetarian, Cafe, Vegan, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Charles Street, Kitchener, Ontario N2H1B1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: 15199547705

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