The Yellow Pear Kitchen

4.9
60 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 Red Korean 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

Please note some days we do offer earlier times
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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
Gluten-free Menu, Weekend Brunch
What 60 People Are Saying
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4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.7
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5.0Dined a day ago

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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4.0Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

The avocado toast was simply delicious. The fresh and quality ingredients that the Yellowpear puts out is amazing. The service was great and the price point is very fair for what you're getting. Highly recommend and will be back again.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Had breakfast with the wife. Enjoyed the brisket Benny and she had the breakfast bowl. Best location to enjoy high end brunch at good value. Can’t wait to go back

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The Yellow Pear has quickly become our favourite restaurant! I can honestly say that I have not had a single meal here without leaving and saying the food was amazing! The food is always so fresh and creative and there are always new twists on my favourites. I love the avocado toast, chicken and waffles, breakfast bowl, and the buttermilk waffle. My husband's favourite is the beef brisket egg benny. Nicole is always so friendly and welcoming when we come in and is always so sweet to our baby girl. We love eating here!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

What a truly wonderful dining experience!!!

My wife and I have frequented the Yellow Pear Kitchen a number of times and continue to be amazed. The eggs benny is the best I’ve ever had with numerous options and sizeable portions. How many restaurants do you hear people say ... “this is the best I’ve ever had”. Well earlier today, we heard this phase spoken from the tables on either side of us. It blows me away to have such an excellent dining experience with delicious food, made from exceptional local ingredients and served with such attentiveness, warmth and hospitality....

If you haven’t tried the Yellow Pear, make a reservation.... you won’t regret the experience. There no mistake this restaurant gets such great ratings, it’s that good!!!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great breakfast!! Fantastic service!

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The food was exceptional and we will definitely go again.
Thank you! :)

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Hi Nicole & Jay
Nan & I really enjoyed the delicious meal you provided
The Eggs Benny where to die for and it had just the right blend of ingredients
The service was with a smile and of course your love
We are looking forward to the next time already
Love as always
Nan & Pap

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The food was exceptional! Everything was fresh, served hot and was a great value. The coffee cake to start was phenomenal and such a kind and unexpected gesture. Service was great as well!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food is exceptional. Easily made reservations on open table. Always greeted with a smile. Dietary restrictions not a problem. Locally sourced ingredients. Everything tastes fresh and made with love. Best new brunch spot in Niagara.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Amazing food. Great service.
They don't have a sign in the plaza, so look in the name in the window.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Be sure to make a reservation - the secret is out about this amazing dining experience! Everything we had was like an explosion of flavour in our mouths! Delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Was my second time there and didn’t disappoint , Nicole the owner was amazing ,very personable ,and loves
What she does .i would recommend a visit if you like a good brunch .

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

One of the best places you can go for breakfast or brunch in the area. I had a breakfast bowl with a lot of vegetables;peruvian potatoes, fennel, oyster mushrooms, pickled carrots , avocados, and so on. Also there were 2 cute sausages that had mildly sweet, creamy sauce. 1 egg was perfectly cooked.


Other factors were great as well.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Yellow Pear knocked it out of the park. Delicious brunch and warm friendly service. My new favourite brunch spot.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had a wonderful first experience at the Yellow Pear!
The atmosphere was bright, fresh and modern and we felt relaxed as soon as we sat down.

The waitress was extremely friendly and personable.

The menu was a great size, lots of different options, but not too many. All unique items and HUGE portions.

I would for sure recommend. It is very reasonably priced for what you get. :)

We will be back. :)

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Reserve your spot ahead because this place is busy! Best brunch in the Niagara region hands down.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We made a last minute reservation for first thing Sunday morning (930 am) after seeing positive online reviews. One needs to look closely for the Yellow Pear sign below the former suishi restaurant sign, sort of a secret speakeasy approach. We were the first in the door followed by a full seating of patrons within 30 minutes. Some without reservations were delegated to the uncomfortable looking metal stool bar---make reservations to avoid. Both of our eggs benny were absolutely fantasic. The brisket benny was particularly good and the hollandaise was outstanding. Coffee was delicous. Timing, service was great, really pleasantly surprised given we had no prior expectations other than previous online reviews.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Pleasantly surprised; a new foodie find. Didn't know what to expect when we found this gem located in a Stripmall under a Chinese Sign. You need a reservation to get a table to this busy hidden place. From the coffee to the high executed meal. This was the best eggs benedict I have ever had. My celiac mother was impressed that she could eat almost the entire menu. Everything was so fresh and colourful.

Our server was attentive and made us feel at home. The young owners clearly care about every detail. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I had a vegetarian version of the Eggs Benny and it was absolutely amazing! The owners clearly put a lot of care and creativity into their meals. The ambience is quiet, but not so quiet I was afraid to talk. I met with a couple colleagues to discuss a project over brunch, and it was the perfect atmosphere for it. One of the owners served us and she was friendly and attentive, while also being respectful of our space while we worked on our project.

Highly highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The Yellow Pear looks like a small, quiet, ordinary place but once you are inside and experience the comfortable, friendly atmosphere and the incredible food you realize it's so much more. The food is out of this world. The menu consists primarily of breakfast/brunch type items but not ones you'd typically see anywhere else. The ingredients are always very fresh and sourced locally I believe. The combinations of ingredients they use are wonderful and so tasty. Everything is so fresh and nothing seems heavy or unhealthy. The service is good. The staff/owner are very friendly and informative about the food they serve and other services they offer such as catering. They clearly take pride in their services and what they've created at the Yellow Pear. I've been twice now and will definitely continue to go regularly. As the restaurant is physically quite small I definitely suggest making a reservation if you intend to go. Overall, amazing. One of my favourite spots in Niagara.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

This was our second visit to The Yellow Pear. Second time was just as yummy as the first!!
Great food, great service. We will be back!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

So good, I went twice in a weekend. Delicious quality food and big portions. Not your typical boring breakfast food, will return again and again!:)

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

A must try. Delicious food and wonderful owners that make you feel like part of the family.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Very enjoyable... food was great!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

I’ve been a fan of the Yellow Pear Food Truck & catering for years now. I’m so happy they opened their own restaurant! The food is amazing...seriously everything is delicious, locally sourced using high quality ingredients, & the presentation is beautiful too. Jason & Nicole are great people who have created a charming & cozy restaurant. This is a must-visit food stop in Niagara!

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