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“Wonderful little gem”
Review of Philip's Cafe

Philip's Cafe
Ranked #1 of 1 Coffee & Tea 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.
Waterloo, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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“Wonderful little gem”
Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast. Facebook said it was closed on sundays but it was open nice and early. Beautiful location with a patio for when it's sunny. Refreshingly healthy foods. Happy friendly owners who offered great service.

  • Visited August 2013
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Dartmouth, Canada
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“Great fresh food”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

had the fruit with yogurt- was delicious and fruit was fresh. My travelling companion had the blueberry porridge- was very good. Raisin bread and coffee were excellent as well.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Gaye S
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8 reviews
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“Healthy choices”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Great healthy home cooked choices on the menu. You may have to wait because it is home cooked but the breakfasts were fantastic and worth the wait.

Visited July 2013
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upstate NY
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“Bohemian free-spirit”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

We prefer eating as a local when we travel, but we were with a tour group and had no say in the choice for lunch. What a surprise this outstanding place was! Serving only breakfast and lunch in season, this delightful cafe would be completely at home and flourishing in Greenwich Village, NYC or Woodstock, NY. There is an outstanding selection of coffees and teas recalling that found at Starbucks. Vegetarians will have no trouble finding something appealing, but carnivores won't feel left out. Sandwiches are unique (I had the apple and sharp cheddar on molasses-raisin bread and it was delicious!) I don't get the comment made by one reviewer that the selection was limited. Does he really want a multitude of choices from the freezer? Everything here is fresh and homemade, and considering that this is a very small town, I was impressed with the variety actually available. If nothing appeals, I would not at all be surprised if Phillip would accomodate you with whatever sandwich you wanted, providing it was made from ingredients at hand and the place was not busy. Desserts are to die for, and are made usually by Linda but sometimes by Phillip both of whom are very much present, and delightful to talk to. Did anyone mention that Linda refinished the walls herself, and thatl the interior, including shiny wood furniture and fixtures was designed by them? And do ask Phillip what else he does besides bake. And the harbor view is quite picturesque if you choose to eat outside!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank offandrunning4
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Ladysmith, Canada
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“mmm yummy”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Stopped in Placentia for soup and sandwich at Phillips Café. What great food and couldn't beat the hospitality of owner Phillip , and a fabulous setting as well. Doug &Val Galloway Ladysmith BC

  • Visited July 2013
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