Coffee, Restaurants, Bars

Coffee

Second Cup
150 University Ave W, Waterloo

Williams Coffee Pub
170 University Ave W, Waterloo
Coffee, lunches, pastries.        

Tim Horton's  (see campus map)
South Campus Hall    
Basement of Modern Languages

Browsers Cafe (see campus map)
In the lobby of the Dana Porter Library (the building that looks like a sugar cube).                       

Liquid Assets Coffee
A coffee stand in the atrium of the new accounting wing of Hagey Hall-- the coffee here is very good, by campus standards.

Starbucks Coffee
95 King St S, Waterloo
247 King St N, Waterloo
450 Columbia St W, Waterloo

The Bauer Cafe and Bakery
187 King Street South, Unit 102, Waterloo

Sabletine Fine Pastries
203 King St S, Waterloo
Recently expanded French pastry shop at the border of Kitchener and Waterloo. Too much butter/cream to be vegan friendly, but ovo-lacto vegetarians may want to check it out. Attached to the Bauer Kitchen, but with a separate entrance. Good coffee, interesting breakfast sandwiches, and a nice little patio in the courtyard.

City Cafe Bakery
175 West Ave. Kitchener
Breads, awesome bagels, pizzas, flatbreads… Bring correct change. Cash only, and it’s on the honour system! Breakfast and lunch.

Princess Cafe
46 King St N, Waterloo
Yummy panini, salads, soups, coffee and micro-brews. Not so vegan friendly, but several vegetarian options. Cozy, friendly. Located in the heart of Uptown Waterloo, close to everything.


Restaurants

Vegan-friendly:

Vincenzo's
150 Caroline St S, Waterloo
A yuppy grocery store, not a restaurant, but there are a few small tables inside and out. Lots of tempting ready-made foods and Italian sandwiches made to order.

Thrive Energy Lab
191 King Street South Unit 105, Waterloo
A wonderful menu of vegan and raw foods, including innovative, luscious vegan desserts.

Ben Thanh Viet Thai Restaurant
36 Northfield Drive East Unit 1, Waterloo
A big, bright cheerful Viet-Thai place just north of the universities. Several vegetarian/vegan options. Decent prices. Licenced. Open for lunch, dinner. All payment methods accepted.

Raintree Cafe
220 King Street N. Waterloo
Funky artsy joint right across from WLU. Salads, sandwhiches, wraps, curries, etc. Not exclusively vegetarian, but plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. Open lunch and dinner. Mains $8-15.

Vegetarian-friendly:

My-Thai Restaurant
51 King Street North, Waterloo
Tasty Thai curries in a spacious, comfortable setting smack dab in the middle of uptown Waterloo. Lots of vegetarian selections, as well as tasty things for the omnivores. Gluten free too!

Seven Shores Urban Market & Ca
10 Regina St. N Unit 4. Waterloo
Lunch place near Uptown Waterloo featuring lots of local, organic, fairtrade products. Not exclusively vegetarian, but plenty of vegetarian options. Salads, sandwiches, veggie burgers, etc.

Masala Bay Fine Dining
3B Regina Street North, Waterloo
Amazing Indian food! It is close the Waterloo’s main drag, and it serves a stunningly delicious curried eggplant.

Vincenzo's
150 Caroline St S, Waterloo
A yuppy grocery store, not a restaurant, but there are a few small tables inside and out. Lots of tempting ready-made foods and Italian sandwiches made to order.

Thrive Energy Lab
191 King Street South Unit 105, Waterloo
A wonderful menu of vegan and raw foods, including innovative, luscious vegan desserts.

Bhima's Warung
262 King Street North, Waterloo
A charming Indonesian restaurant near WLU. Vegetarian menu available on request. A bit pricey. Mains $25-ish. Carla loves this one!

Hometown Eatery
30 William Street, Waterloo
Affordable comfort food in an adapted older home close to Uptown Waterloo. The menu is mostly for omnivores, but there are a few tasty vegetarian choices.

Kismet Restaurant
160 University Avenue West, Waterloo
Kismet serves good, cheap Bangladeshi curries. Their spicy dall is worth noting.

Ben Thanh Viet Thai Restaurant
36 Northfield Drive East Unit 1, Waterloo
A big, bright cheerful Viet-Thai place just north of the universities. Several vegetarian/vegan options. Decent prices. Licenced. Open for lunch, dinner. All payment methods accepted.

Raintree Cafe
220 King Street N. Waterloo
Funky artsy joint right across from WLU. Salads, sandwhiches, wraps, curries, etc. Not exclusively vegetarian, but plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. Open lunch and dinner. Mains $8-15.

Mambella's
160 Columbia St. W. Waterloo
188 King St S. Waterloo
An option for lunch. Very nice hearty sandwiches, with an emphasis on panini and other grilled Italian-American concoctions. A few tables, but best for take-out. Decent coffee.

Frat Burger
247 King St. N. Waterloo
Gourmet burger and beer joint. They offer two veggie burgers (quinoa and portobello) and vegetarian gravy on request.

Omnivores:

Mr Panino
160 University Ave W, Waterloo
Fantastic Chinese food.

My-Thai Restaurant
51 King Street North, Waterloo
Tasty Thai curries in a spacious, comfortable setting smackdab in the middle of uptown Waterloo. Lots of vegetarian selections, as well as tasty things for the omnivores. Gluten free too!

Masala Bay Fine Dining
3B Regina Street North, Waterloo
Amazing Indian food! It is close the Waterloo’s main drag, and it serves a stunningly delicious curried eggplant.    

Seven Shores Urban Market & Ca
10 Regina St. N Unit 4. Waterloo
Lunch place near Uptown Waterloo featuring lots of local, organic, fairtrade products. Not exclusively vegetarian, but plenty of vegetarian options. Salads, sandwiches, veggie burgers, etc.

Solé Restaurant & Wine Bar
83 Erb Street West, Waterloo
Steak, seafood, nouveau Italian in a gorgeous heritage building. Very capable service. Mains: $20-30. Lunch and dinner. Licensed. All payment methods.

Vincenzo's
150 Caroline St S, Waterloo
A yuppy grocery store, not a restaurant, but there are a few small tables inside and out. Lots of tempting ready-made foods and Italian sandwiches made to order.

The Bauer Kitchen
187 King St S #102, Waterloo
Uptown steakhouse with locally-sourced ingredients, competently prepared. Attractive room, but terrible acoustics. Many locals find this place too loud. Lunch, dinner. Licensed. All payment methods.   

Frat Burger
247 King St. N. Waterloo
Gourmet burger and beer joint. They offer two veggie burgers (quinoa and portobello) and vegetarian gravy on request.

Bhima's Warung
262 King Street North, Waterloo
A charming Indonesian restaurant near WLU. Vegetarian menu available on request. A bit pricey. Mains $25ish. Carla loves this one!

Hometown Eatery
30 William Street, Waterloo
Affordable comfort food in an adapted older home close to Uptown Waterloo. The menu is mostly for omnivores, but there are a few tasty vegetarian choices            .

Village Creperie
703 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener
Lovely crepes, small plates and wines in an inviting bistro setting, just off the Iron Horse Trail about 3 km from UW. Emphasis on local, organic ingredients.

Mambella's
160 Columbia St. W. Waterloo
188 King St S. Waterloo
An option for lunch. Very nice hearty sandwiches, with an emphasis on panini and other grilled Italian-American concoctions. A few tables, but best for take-out. Decent coffee.

Angie's Kitchen Ltd
1761 Erb Street W. Waterloo
Locals’ favourite for breakfast. Homemade bread, farmer’s sausage, cinnamon buns. Folksy. Breakfast and lunch. Unlicensed. All payment methods.

Kismet Restaurant
160 University Avenue West, Waterloo
Kismet serves good, cheap Bangladeshi curries. Their spicy dall is worth noting.

Ben Thanh Viet Thai Restaurant
36 Northfield Drive East Unit 1, Waterloo
A big, bright cheerful Viet-Thai place just north of the universities. Several vegetarian/vegan options. Decent prices. Licenced. Open for lunch, dinner. All payment methods accepted. 

Raintree Cafe
220 King Street N. Waterloo
Funky artsy joint right across from WLU. Salads, sandwhiches, wraps, curries, etc. Not exclusively vegetarian, but plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. Open lunch and dinner. Mains $8-15.

Ye's Sushi
583 King St N. Waterloo
All-you-can-eat sushi. Lunch $14-15; Dinner $20-21. Lots of vegetarian and vegan options. The tofu sushi is addictive!


Bars

LCBO Waterloo
115 King St S Waterloo

The Grad House (website) (see campus map)
The white house in the middle of campus
On campus pub. Decent food (with some vegetarian options) and a wide selection of brews. Check out the rooftop patio.

Failte Irish Pub (Molly Bloom's)
170 University Avenue Waterloo

Bombshelter Pub (Bomber) (See SLC on Campus Map)
Located in the Student Life Centre on Campus (SLC)
Home of Trivia Thursdays, Legendary Wednesdays and other great live entertainment and programming. The Bomber features a full kitchen, bar, patio, great staff and a delectable menu to satisfy any appetite.

Jane Bond Café
5 Princess Street West Waterloo
A varied vegetarian menu with several vegan options in a hip atmosphere. At the heart of uptown Waterloo. Licensed, and a great place to just grab a drink. Open for dinner and late night.

Nick & Nat's Uptown 21
21 King Street North Waterloo
Great tapas, hip gastropub, chef loves bacon and foie gras. Licensed. All payment methods.

Duke Of Wellington Pub
33 Erb Street West Waterloo
Often has live music which can be a little noisy, so be sure to sit in the area off to the left of the entrance. The corned beef gets a thumbs up!

Ethel's Lounge
114 King Street North Waterloo
Burgers, tacos, beer, attitude, retro kitsch in uptown Waterloo. Mains $8-10. Licensed. Lunch, dinner, late night. Cash or credit, but there’s an in-house ATM. http://www.ethelslounge.ca/

Starlight Social Club
47 King Street N. Waterloo
This is where the hipsters go to dance and to watch great live acts.          
Lion Brewery
59 King St N. Waterloo
Waterloo’s brew pub. A decent selection of cheap, made in-house draught beers and lots of tasty nosh. Upstairs, there’s a comfortable coffee place.

Barley Works
59 King St N. Waterloo
Pretty standard pub food and prices, but features a large balcony patio. Popular among the students.

Death Valley's Little Brother (DVLB)
84 King Street N. Waterloo
A favourite among our grad students, this whiskey bar doubles as a cozy café complete with delectable sweets and the perfect atmosphere to visit or study.

Beer Town
75 King Street S. Unit 37, Waterloo
A happening, somewhat fancy pub with a delicious menu and a generous beer selection. A little on the pricey side. Reservations recommended.

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