Occasionally our friends in the service and hospitality industries need a day off, and who can deny them that?! So, traditionally, Sundays can be quiet in regional city centres. However, I have been grateful to discover since moving to St. Catharines that if you look a little closer, and stick your face in a couple of shop windows (which I tend to do on my strolls in downtown), there are actually a bunch of cool places to hang out on Sundays.
If you want to find a coffee pick-me-up, grab brunch, lunch or dinner, or have a drink with mates in St. Catharines, check out this list of our favourite Sunday spots.
Downtown St. Catharines
Mahtay Cafe serves a tasty brunch and good coffee! This laid-back café/ bar has a boho student vibe, exhibitions by local artists, and a Community Room buzzing with a plethora of groups and activities.
Rise Above is Niagara’s first 100 percent vegan restaurant and bakery. Plus they have a range of gluten-free options. They serve a delicious brunch on Sundays.
Hambrgr After late Saturday night drinks with mates, who doesn’t love a tasty burger and fries (and maybe a little hair of the dog)?! Thankfully, Hambrgr serves their delicious burgers seven days a week. It’s also a great spot to grab a quick bite before or after a show at the Performing Arts Centre just across the street.
East Izakaya Looking for tasty Thai and Japanese options for lunch or dinner? East is located on King Street which is also close to the Performing Arts Centre.
Touch of India in downtown St. Catharines has authentic Indian cuisine and lovely service. They are open for dinner on Sundays from 5pm to 9pm.
The Merchant Ale House is Niagara’s original brewpub. It’s an awesome spot to stop for cozy comfort food, quality brews, and friendly atmosphere. They are open until 2am daily.
Kully’s is the reigning Wing Fest champion. So if you are looking for tasty wings and pub favourites while you grab a drink with mates, this is a great spot to hit-up on a Sunday. Their kitchen is open until 2am daily.
Mirepoix is my favourite spot for brunch in St. Catharines. They create decadent meals like French toast with caramelized Niagara peaches, and crab-stuffed mushrooms with saffron hollandaise. They are open Wednesday to Sunday until 2pm.
Ma Chinese Cuisine is a lovely restaurant to take the family for an early Sunday dinner, have fun with friends, or for an intimate dinner date. They are kid-friendly, the service is excellent, and the food is great.
Balzac’s Coffee Roasters is a nice Sunday spot to stop in Port Dalhousie for a caffeinated beverage and a bakery treat.
Lock Street Brewing Company has a hip laidback interior, great brews, and – when the weather is warm – you can enjoy the Sunday sunshine in their lush Biergarten.
KaiserHaus offers a small menu of delicious comfort foods such as Goulash with homemade dumplings, traditional Potato Latkes, Schnitzel, and yummy Apple Strudel. You can also enjoy their full menu next door at Lock Street Brewing Company.