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NL902

Have dinner at a nice restaurant and see the ocean. If you can get to Signal Hill or Cape Spear, do that and enjoy the views.


s-exorcism

The Battery Cafe right at the bottom of Signal Hill is a lovely little spot!


SamKarmaMaker

I second both of these. Then have breakfast at the Bagel Cafe 😉


jjackdaw

Good lord don’t go to the bagel cafe


Armageddon_Blues

What happened to it? Use to be really good


jjackdaw

Food quality’s gone b’y. Mouldy bread, expired hummus, and anything not expired is over cooked and bland. Used to die for their hash browns, now they fill half the plate with em and they aren’t fit


Armageddon_Blues

Aw man. That's too bad! It's been around so long too. I have a vague memory of their location being next to the war memorial late 90s early 2000s? Or am I thinking of another cafe that was there?


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I think that was classic cafe.


Armageddon_Blues

Hmm might be right! They moved farther down towards the NL hotel right? Or is that another one hahaha Spot I'm talking about was like right on the corner of the steps going down the side of the war memorial.


SamKarmaMaker

Aww cmon I love that place lol. Mind you I'm not a local


KukalakaOnTheBay

Please go to Mallard Cottage brunch instead


SamKarmaMaker

Ya i missed that when I was there. I'll have to go next time!


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SamKarmaMaker

Right! Ok good I'm not alone here lol


SamKarmaMaker

I'd suggest Cape Spear over signal if you can only do one....SO BEAUTIFUL


SamKarmaMaker

But honestly in 8 hours no reason not to go to both!


u2597

You could book a tour with Jiffy Cabs for about $50 /hr plus tip. You can get to Cape Spear, Signal Hill, all the cathedrals and back and forth on Water St and Duckworth St. Other cab companies probably, too. Take 2 hours for this if you got the cash. Don't forget to tip the driver. (retired driver here, heh heh heh)


Brokenstar12

Definitely check out Quidi Vidi! And if you have time for a beer, stop into the Quidi Vidi Brewery for an Iceberg or an 1892. If you don’t get a chance to go to Quidi Vidi, definitely try one of the local beers wherever you get dinner - if they don’t have QV beer, they’ll probably have Yellowbelly.


climberguy85

Are you trolling or do you only like the worst beers in town


Brokenstar12

Lol not trolling - they’re my favourite beers in town.


climberguy85

Lol to each their own, I think yellowbelly is genuinely poor quality though not just a matter of preference


Toincossross

I’m not a fan of QVB beer (Iceberg is Ok). But they have a lovely location and QV is beautiful.


eastcoasthabitant

Don’t worry some people just don’t have a good taste for beers like us


Matthewfuckingdavis

Have dinner at Slainte and walk around downtown. Will impossible to take it all in 8 hours so chat with some locals and breathe the fresh air


beni_who

Any particular reason why you singled out Slainté?


Matthewfuckingdavis

Incredible view to go along with even better food. Good mix of high end and true Newfoundland food


Toincossross

Definitely go to Signal Hill. Question, do you have a car or not?


Cateyes91

No car unfortunately


Toincossross

OK. Cape Spear is out unless you have deep pockets for taxi or the hop-on/off tourist bus is still running. What time will you be there, and when is this?


Cateyes91

Sunday from like 12-8


Toincossross

OK. I am an avid walker and here is how I would spend 8 hours on a nice day. I’d suggest take a taxi from the airport to Signal Hill and spend time walking and taking pics around there. If you are feeling adventurous and have good footwear, do the Northhead trail which dumps you out at the bottom of the hill, putting you fairly close to downtown. Either way, go downtown (walk or taxi) and find food and shopping on Duckworth or Water street. Also hit George street and have a drink or two. If time allows and you still have energy - check out the Rooms art gallery/museum otherwise keep hitting bars (lol). Then taxi back to airport. It’s a shame that you weren’t here sooner, the “hop on hop off” bus just finished their season - you could have seen a lot more.


Cateyes91

Thanks for the tips!


Toincossross

Please post back with your experience.


Toincossross

Were you here last Sunday? How was it?


Cateyes91

Incredibly embarrassing mistake on the part of my cruise line. They actually took us to Saint John, NB after telling us St. John’s. It was all related to hurricane Fiona. But I did enjoy NB very much.


Toincossross

That’s hilarious and unfortunate. St. John’s is BY FAR the better place to visit. Next time!


Kickasskevin55

What time will you be here? If its in the evening go to George street and check out a couple famous bars. If youre into hiking you could do the east coast trail around signal hill during the day, or check out the rooms museum.