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“A Must Stop Before Heading on the Ferry”
Review of Philip's Cafe

Philip's Cafe
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Placentia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $12
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Philip's Café, OPEN from 7:30am-3pmWed.-Mon 8 Minutes from the Argentia Ferry TerminalJerseysidePlacentia, NLA0B 2Y0Waterfront café and pastry shop right in the heart of the fishing activity. Pastry chef Philip Meade was born in Placentia. After many years of travelling, he is back in Newfoundland - mixing Newfoundland flavours with the richness of French and Belgian chocolate. Serving Organic coffees and teas - including Lattes and other espresso drinks.Breakfast is served at 7 am for early risers. Watch the fishing boats prepare for their day, while enjoying a freshly baked quiche made with free range eggs, aged cheddar cheese, and other tasty ingredients. Daily bowls of vegetarian chili and fresh garlic cheese bread are served at lunch, as well as many different sandwiches made with freshly baked bread.Amenities:Bring your computer - Philip's Cafe has Wi-Fi.Heading off on a hike or picnic? Fill your picnic lunch or backpack from the many available sandwiches, fresh vegetables and fruits, baked treats, and cool drinks. Bring your thermos if you want to take along hot coffee or tea.On a rainy or cool day, you will find warmth from the wood stove greet you as you come in the door. On a hot day, the breezes on the deck while watching the boats makes Philip's Cafe a wonderful spot for breakfast, lunch or coffee and desert.Why not check out Philip's Cafe/Placentia on Facebook for photos and comments.
Reviewed August 27, 2012

This cafe has excellent food, a friendly staff, and a wonderfly comfy atmosphere. They offer delux soups, sandwiches, and salads along with excellent baked goods and I think the BEST cup of coffee I ever had!
This spot also offers wifi so when my ferry out of neighboring Argentia was delayed, my friends and I were able to enjoy food, drink, and surf the web.
This cafe also offers vegetarian/vegan options which was great for me.

To learn more about my +2 week trip in Newfoundland, check out my travel blog at: http://ontherocktrip.blogspot.com/

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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Wonderful food. Friendly staff. The smells in the cafe were from baking and fresh coffee. We both had the big breakfast which consisted of homemade bread toasted, eggs, and baked ham. The pastries looked delicious and the coffee was great. They were interested in how a couple from Kentucky decided to vacation in NF.
Frankly I have not found good food in NF but this is an exception. By the way one of the owners speaks French as did several of the customers.

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Reviewed August 22, 2012

Stopped during a long drive through NL. I had the asparagus and garlic quiche and it was the best quiche I have ever tasted! Staff was friendly, the customers were also friendly (it is NL after all). Great coffee too!

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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Arrrrh! Placentia has a history as a haven for pirates and privateers. Philip, the personable owner/chef/raconteur, has taken this to heart with his (trademarked) motto "Surrender to Your Cravings". He often sports a pirate cap while cooking, and celebrates ITLAP Day every September 19th. But the food is why you go to Philip's Café, which is open for breakfast and lunch (and perhaps weekend dinner in the future). It's grrrreat!

We had breakfast there twice, while staying at the nearby Rosedale B&B managed by his partner Linda. Philip takes great pride in his cooking, using the freshest ingredients. His breakfast sandwich is the best I've ever had. Try it with the molasses & raisin bread. Seems like an unusual combo, but it is very tasty. He makes the bread. He bakes the ham, using his Gran's secret family recipe. He'd probably raise chickens and use their eggs if he could (but Placentia municipal ordinances no doubt prohibit chicken coops in town).

Coffee beverages (lattes, espressos, etc) are excellent.

The Café is pleasantly decorated, has outdoor seating available and overlooks the harbor. Free WiFi is available, for those inclined to stare at an iPad instead of enjoying the view.

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Thank screen-gem
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

This was THE best surprise about our stay at the Rosedale Manor. The Manor was lovely on its own but then when we went to Philip's Cafe for breakfast the next morning we were very pleasantly surprised about the breakfast we had. It was sooo scrumptious and wholesome. I had the spinach and sundried tomato quiche! I normally don't like bread (yeah go figure!) but Philip's molasses-raisin toast was AMAZING!!! I loved it and even asked him to make a take-home and bake version of it with the dried ingredients in a bag and with instructions on how much molasses and other wet ingredients to add at home...too bad that's not available yet :( Come eat here though...you won't regret it...and they have a great menu of fair-trade, organic drinks and free range eggs!

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Thank tmbailey
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