The Yellow Pear Kitchen

4.8
86 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Farm-to-table
Top tags:
  • Brunch
  • Local Ingredients
  • Sunday Lunch
Yellow Pear Kitchen is the brunch restaurant that Niagara built. Brought to you by Jason and Nicole Sawatsky, the couple behind The Yellow Pear Food Truck. @yellowpearkitchen is a place where family is our inspiration and connecting over food is our focus. The ever-changing seasonal brunch menu will reflect our love through the wonderful products that Ontario has to offer. We welcome you to our home kitchen with 28 seats. Available for private events, catering, vineyard weddings and food truck. Email hello@farmtotruck.ca for bookings, buyouts and reservations over 4. ***Please note we are secretly hidden under the black sign** We are not licensed.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Farm-to-table, Breakfast, Bistro
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Hours of Operation
Friday 930am-2pm
Saturday 930am-2pm
Sunday 930am-2pm
Monday 930am-2pm
Last Reservation 130pm
Please note some days we do have different times based on private events
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Phone number
(289) 213-4240
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Jason Sawatsky
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Private Party Facilities
Available for rental or full experience with food and drink. Contact us for take out, dine in, showers, birthday parties, corporate, wine tastings, host a paint night! We allow you to bring your own alcohol (with a SOP of course) We have a space if you need it! Contact Nicole at hello@farmtotruck.ca to book your event now
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Private Party Contact
Nicole Sawatsky: (289) 214-4240
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Catering
We are a mobile kitchen on wheels. Whether we bring the truck or not we are your event specialists. Fine Dining to Casual affairs. Every event is customized to your needs. We pride ourselves on being boutique caterers. We want to be the new normal. High quality service and food at an honest price.
 What started out as a personal desire for quality mobile food options, has turned into a thriving family-owned restaurant and catering company. We take great pride in offering only the freshest organic foods and maintaining five-start quality ratings.   
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Linewell
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Parking Details
Free Parking Onsite
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Public Transit
Lake and Linwell
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Special Events & Promotions
Like a stalk of corn waiting for harvest started as a seed; our truck is the same. We're planting the seed of brighter tomorrows today. The Yellow Pear is North Americas first solar powered and propane free gourmet food truck. Created in 2013 we are proud to be from Niagara Ontario. Through our menus we give local businesses and farmers a place to showcase there products and celebrate good, hard, honest work - the work done by the hands of our neighbors! Come out and help us grow. Let us bring the restaurant to you!

Now booking into 2018/2019 Available for Weddings, Events, Corporate, Film Sets, Block Parties, Festivals.
Please note this is a minimum spend for the truck, we only serve Niagara (sometimes Burlington) We do sell 8-12 months ahead
Additional
Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Weekend Brunch
What 86 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Though the menu changes, the eggs Benedict of the week is always amazing as are the waffles. I have never been disappointed by any menu choice.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Love the yellow pear! They always use fresh local ingredients!!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was very well presented. Just disappointed that they had run out of the duck confit eggs benny so I had a bit of a difficult decision to make on another entree. Overall very good and nice place to go for a brunch.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I grew up in a foodie family. My parents were restaurant critics for a large publication so we ate out a lot. This was the best brunch I’ve had in ages. Duck Confit Eggs Benny were so good, we returned the next day for more. Everything is fresh and fabulous.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The menu changes weekly and there is something for everyone. Food is fantastic and always great service. Food presentation is always lovely and portion size is generous

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Delicious food, charming atmosphere- just lovely 😊

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

They are the best by far. Always love our meals every single time!!! We bring our kids who can be relentlessly chatty and busy, still we are welcomed with a smile. Best breakfast in the world. You guys have nailed it we love you!! If you havent gone you have got to go

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Delicious 😋!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Nice place. Great fresh fruits & delicious pear skillet!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Best spot for brunch I have been too. Great portion sizes, creative selections and awesome service!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Food was outstanding. Love that the food is always changing. Brisket Eggs Benedict has been my favourite so far... and the sausages... and the waffles... and everything

Lots of great new teas added to the menu this weekend, too

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

We have made reservations the past two times we were in the area and will continue to try and get seats for breakfast when we return to St. Catharines!! Absolutely worth planning ahead for - coffee, meals and service have been extremely enjoyable and authentic.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The most amazing breakfast / brunch experience ever! It was absolutely delicious and very filling! Staff are great and very friendly. We felt welcomed as soon as we ensured the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

First time at the restaurant but had been to the Yellow Pear truck in N-O-L last year on Wednesdays during the summer! Always loved everything they served! And again loved my meal at the restaurant! I had the crispy chicken on a waffle with peaches (which was delicious) and the wonderful mixed green salad! Unique fresh and delicious! My friend had an eggs Benedict dish which looked fresh and eggs cooked to perfection! She really enjoyed her dish also. The server was polite and made sure we were satisfied with our meals. Loved the decor and cleanliness of the quaint little restaurant!!

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Our service was excellent. I like that they leave the water on the table for you. The food was phenomenal and well worth the price! Love that the menu changes frequently and you can try new things. There is sure to be something that everyone will love!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Great food, great service! Will return.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We had a delicious breakfast here. Great food great service. Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Once you get past the fact they don't have a sign and sit down you will be grateful for making a reservation and understand that no sign is needed. Best breakfast I have ever had. I wasn't the only person telling the owner that. Fresh local and artistic plates.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Food and service was awesome. Our server was helpful and patient with us ordering as it was our first time in the restaurant. Food was perfectly cooked and seasoned. We all enjoyed answering the trivia questions on the cards left on the table.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

This was not our first trip but perhaps our best, the attention to detail is very special such as the menus change often, we were there Fathers day and the menu had Happy fathers Day" on the top of the menu this weekend it was "Happy Canada Day" they always list the suppliers used on that menu and the menu items change often something you do not find in brunch style restaurants.
The food always exceeds expectation both visually and flavour today I had the Fried Chicken waffles, the mustard seed maple syrup was a unexpected treat, my wife had the veg skillet that was again outstanding.
Matt was our server was polite, knowledgeable and very friendly. We had a brunch that we will recommend to anyone looking for delicious food and great service .
Nicole and Jason have really developed a unique experience, quality local products, friendly customer service, promoting local artists and food you will need to try hard to beat.

Well done! We will definitely be back again and again.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Enjoyed the brisket Benny, and the skillet. The skillet is such a delightful treat. With all the vegetables, sausage and eggs it’s my new go to. Can’t wait to eat there again. Service perfect. A real hidden gem.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

A visiting friend and I were looking for a place to have lunch and to catch up. While looking for a place to do so, I happened upon The Yellow Pear whose reviews were stellar. Those reviews were not wrong. The choices are varied. Eggs Benedict is my favourite and while they change their menus constantly because it is a farm to table venue, they claim the Eggs Bennies will always be on the menus but in different forms. Thank goodness because mine was fabulous but I look forward to trying different types. When the plates arrived ... no word of a lie... they were works of art. Attention was paid to colour and construction and consumption. Five stars.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

A great place for an excellent meal and conversation in a quiet ambiance.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Another incredible meal at the Yellow Pear! The quality, fresh local ingredients in the hands of these two chef owners is always a treat. We are so lucky they chose to open this gem of a restaurant in St. Catharines. Everything you try is so delicious, it is hard to try something new, however I have always been delighted with each menu choice I have made. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

It was absolutely amazing. Everything was fresh and well prepared. I will be telling everyone I know to stop by and enjoy a meal. Well done !!!!

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Excellent food, friendly staff and great artwork.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The food was good, but it's getting a little repetitive. It was Father's Day and it would have been appropriate to have some acknowledgement of that in both the table settings and the menu (which was pretty much the same as it had been 2 weeks ago except for the tacos which had been taken off the list). There was only one type of cider available and that was peach and most men don't really like the cloyingness of peach beverages. Also, the restaurant interior was heavily, HEAVILY laden with particulates from the cooking process to the extent that we had to leave because people's eyes were stinging. Also, not a fan of the big screen TV. Personally, found the prices a little high, given that the interior decor and ambience was quite middling.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We only knew of The Yellow Pear being a five star food truck in Niagara. Once we learned they opened a restaurant we knew we had to visit. We had the best brunch ever since moving to the Region from downtown Toronto. All farm to table. A delightful location, amazing staff and awesome cuisine!!!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Went for father's day breakfast and was thourowly impressed! The flavour of every dish was unique and fresh. Will be going again for sure!!!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Amazingly delicious as always, Can’t wait to return!

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We had a lovely lunch and were happy to het a seat! Now that we are familiar with the day and times they are open, we are happy to go back! Best holindaise sauce I ever have had!

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Lovely, fresh, flavourful dishes served with pleasing presentation. Unpretentious, farm-to-plate philosophy.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Awesome service and food highly recommend to anyone looking for a Niagara hidden gem

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

It's rare to get authentic friendly and thoughtful (but not hovering) service plus exquisite food and all from local growers/farms. Loved it, as did my Mother celebrating our birthdays before Shaw. Outstanding.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Always a great experience. Delicious food and great service. Hidden gem.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Yellow Pear is one of our favourite places for breakfast/brunch. The menu and execution amazing and you can tell they are passionate about providing a great experience and perfectly executed food. I'm not surprised that they haven't changed their sign to attract walk-ins. They are that good, they don't need it!

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Great flavours, service is great! Cant wait to go again. Very much recomend the loaded veggie bowl :)

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Ssshhh! I think the word might be out about this secret gem of a restaurant. It’s not your usual breakfast/brunch - We had the eggs benny on crab on asiago bread and it was delicious! Congratulations to Nicole and Jason for creating a great recipe to success. All the best ❤️

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Wonderful, wonderful food, hospitality, touches, services. Relaxing. Accommodating and the quality, freshness and flavour of the food was out of this world. A really great, small 'find' almost dont want to share!!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The Yellow Pear offered me the most memorable brunch of any place ever! This cute, friendly brunch spot offers unexpected fine dining quality food, with the freshest and most local ingredients, but at a very reasonable price! The flavours are unmatched, and the presentation is truly remarkable. The food portions are generous, and the staff are delightful. Even the chef came out to see how everything was. I really can't recommend this place enough. A true hidden gem.

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