Philip's Cafe is located on the Placentia waterfront in a 100 year old building that once housed a general store with accommodations above.
Murphy's Store was close to the end of it's days when Philip Meade, a pastry chef and local from the area took on the task of lifting, moving, gutting, and renovating the beautiful abandoned building. Using the original doors and windows as a template, the outside and inside of the building was recreated using the skills of local craftsmen.
The upstairs of the building again houses accommodation for the Cafe as well as an Artist's Studio.
Set in the heart of the fishing community, you can sit and watch the fishermen prepare their boats for the day while enjoying an espresso drink, organic teas, or fresh cup of organic fair trade coffee with one of Philip's many famous breakfasts. Lunches include soups, chili and sandwiches with vegetarian and gluten-free choices available.
Philip does all the baking at the Cafe, combining traditional Newfoundland recipes into many of his own creations. His molasses-raisin bread is a Cafe favourite, along with his many treats created with local berries and both French and Belgian chocolate.
Heading off on a hike or picnic? Fill your picnic lunch or backpack from the many available sandwiches, fresh vegetables, fruits, baked treats and cool drinks.
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 dock while watching the boats makes Philip's Cafe a wonderful spot for breakfast, lunch or coffee and desert.
Need to check out the area on your computer? Philip's Cafe has WiFi.
Hours Open: 7 am - 6 pm.
Seasons Open: May 1 to end of October.
Price Style for this Establishment: Family friendly.
Accessibility Notes: Lots of free parking. Wheelchair ramp and availability.
All take-out containers are biogradeable. Fair trade and organic coffee is served. Organic teas are available. Free-range eggs and organic ingredients are used in baking.
Philip was born in Placentia, and raised in Ship Harbour.