We will go far for great food and great food experiences! From the Avalon to the the Great Northern Peninsula, restaurants are the heart of our communite. Staycationers and visitors alike will find restaurants that make you want to come back. The best in bread, fabulous home cooking, a virtual reality escape and more!
Each of these staycation restaurants are run by locals who love to see you coming, and have been cooking with gas to keep it all safe and together through the pandemiic. They’re ready for you!
If a day enjoying the Boot - the Provincial Seaman's Museum, the Grand Bank Heritage Walk and Lighthouse, Fox Cove Beach to name a few sites - have everyone half starved, the next stop should be Pizza Delight in Marystown. You will make everybody happy with one meal. Pizza Delight is a family favourite, and owner Darren Jackman loves to see locals and visitors alike coming in. Celebrate staycation with a pizza day tradition that brings families and friends together!
Now here's a Staycation Destination! After taking in the otherworldly reality of CBS - a nature lover’s paradise, world-class geology and archaeology destination, rich railway history and an amazing microclimate - drop into The Hangout for some virtual reality. The Hangout is Conception Bay South’s first virtual reality and video game cafe. The Hangout offers a fun and fabulous experience for friends and families: a place to socialize, drink, eat, and have fun. The Hangout has something for everyone: video games, board games, and virtual experiences. Book online!
Visiting the Southern Shore this year? Be sure to check out In da Loop. Proudly Pub and Grub, In Da Loop offers a home-cooked meal for everyone to enjoy.
In Da Loop is housed in a beautiful new building that sports an Irish-Newfoundland atmosphere creating a very welcoming environment. The building features a full bar, pool tables, patio area, stage for local acts to entertain, and of course a large dining area. It’s easy to see why locals love it – it really does feel like home.
A must-stop for coffee aficianidos, Common Grounds cafe in Grand Falls-Windsor is very cool community-minded café in downtown Grand Falls-Windsor. They roast their own fair-trade and organic beans. Delicious coffee teamed up with yummy baked goods, delicious soups and sammies, Common Grounds is another great reason to visit central. They have a spacious sit-in area and a variable menu by day, so there's always something new to try!
Imagine: you're on the way to L'Anse aux Meadows - crossroads of 6000 years of human history. You're driving the length of the Great Northern Peninsula on the #Staycation of your dreams, and suddenly you get a craving for bread! Googling 'bakeries near me' you're deligthed to find "The Bakery and Coffee Shop" is not far at all. It's just right there, in Port aux Choix. The bakery started as a small business providing homemade bread and pastries to the fishing enterprises, and now makes everybody happen. Had they know it was coming, The Vikings may have stayed!
CBDCs (branches of the Community Business Development Corporation) invest in communities and support entrepreneurs as they create and build opportunity and sustainability throughout the province.
Darren Jackman of Pizza Delight Marystown says of the team at CBDC Burin, “Without the help and support of CBDC, this venture would not have happened. They helped me get off the ground and continue to be a great source of support to me to this day.”
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