Pubs and Breweries
Known as Atlantic Canada’s Craft Brewing Capital, the Fredericton Region is home to many local pubs and breweries. The Picaroons Roundhouse has become a Fredericton institution and is located just across the river from downtown Fredericton. Graystone Brewing is another popular taproom, located downtown near the city centre. There are several other taprooms and craft breweries in Fredericton. Follow the Taproom Trail to receive stamps that go towards Fredericton Taproom Trail swag.
Restaurants and Cafes
The Fredericton Region offers a wide variety of restaurants and cafes. Here is a list of some of the cafes and restaurants located in downtown Fredericton. This is not an exhaustive list. We only chose our favourites to list here. We recommend looking at the individual websites before visiting any of the businesses on this list, to find their hours and for information regarding food sensitivities and dietary restrictions.
The Abbey Cafe and Gallery, located at 546 Queen Street, serves homemade sweets, soups and locally roasted Whitney Coffee. The Abbey is also an art gallery, displaying the work of local artists.
Byblos Restaurant and Bar is a Lebanese restaurant located at 215 Queen Street.
Caribbean Flavas Restaurant and Catering, at 123 York Street, serves a variety of quality dishes from around the world.
Chess Piece Patisserie and Cafe is Fredericton’s only Parisian style cafe. With two locations, one at 361 Queen Street and one in the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, they serve desserts, soups, sandwiches, pastries and more.
Coffee and Friends, at 415 King Street, offers a variety of coffees, desserts and other food. They also have patio seating.
The Happy Baker Market & Cafe, at 675 King Street, has a variety of breads and pastries, as well as options for breakfast and lunch.
Isaac’s Way Restaurant, at 649 Queen Street, is a well-known gathering spot. By showcasing local artists in an ongoing silent auction they raise funds for underprivileged children, that go towards lessons in theatre, art, music and dance.
The Joyce Pub, located within the Crowne Plaza hotel at 659 Queen Street, has the largest selection of craft beer in New Brunswick. They offer both indoor and patio seating.
540 Kitchen and Bar, has several locations in Fredericton. Its main restaurant is located at 540 Queen Street, while 540 North is a takeout counter in the Picaroons Roundhouse. The Lighthouse by 540 is open seasonally, depending on the weather, and is easily accessible via Fredericton’s multi-use trails.
Milda’s Pizza and More can be found in the Charlotte Street Art Centre, at 732 Charlotte Street. It is located approximately halfway between downtown Fredericton and the UNB campus. They have a variety of pizzas, featuring locally sourced ingredients, as well as specialty coffees.
Mill Town Roasters has three locations in Fredericton. The Brick House is downtown at 461 King Street. The Coffee Mill is uptown at 1187 Smythe Street. The Landing Fredericton is on the north side of the Wolastoq (Saint John) river, at 7 Mill Street, and is a nice bike ride from downtown Fredericton on the multi-use trails.
Naru Japanese Cuisine, at 536 Queen Street, offers a large selection of appetizers, as well as a variety of Japanese dishes.
The Palate restaurant and cafe is located at 462 Queen Street within Fredericton’s historic Garrison district. It is one of Fredericton’s favourite places for casual dining.
The Tipsy Muse Cafe, at 86 Regent Street, is a great place to go for a coffee and some food during the day, or a drink and live music on the weekends.