Checkerboard Cafe

Homestyle Family Restaurant & Cafe

Serving up great breakfast, lunch and dinner this family owned cafe will have you coming back for your favourites and bringing your friends for breakfast or brunch. Fresh off the grill homestyle breakfasts or stacked burgers for lunch, you'll love the food and staff at Checkerboard.

Get treated like family when you step into the family owned and operated cafe. Grab a booth and have a coffee with your breakfast or lunch. Enjoy their award winning home fries while watching the people of Belmont Village pass by the big front windows.

  • Classic Breakfast & Brunch Menu
  • Award Winning Home Fries
  • Great Coffee
  • Friendly Staff
  • Great Prices
  • Family Owned & Operated For Over 30 Years


MON to FRI 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

SAT 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

SUN 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Proudly Offering

breakfast lunch dinner Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

draft beer wine cocktails Draft Beer / Wine / Cocktails

dine in take out Dine In / Take Out

coffee tea Coffee / Tea

kids menu Kids Menu




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705 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener

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Checkerboard Cafe Reviews

Josh Gallant
Josh Gallant Have been stopping here for gyros since I was 2. Mom knows the family through high school and they have always been an amazing staple for the city. Amazing home fries and fresh succulent entrées.
Kelley Tillich
Kelley Tillich We're literally treated like family every visit. It doesn't matter what we have to eat; breakfast (BEST in town by far), lunch or dinner, soup and sandwich... It's always fabulous.
Paul Done
Paul Done Family breakfast is a ritual every time I'm back in K-W and this time around we decided to try Checkerboard Restaurant. It was great: the food, service, and portions were all awesome.
Pamela Lee
Pamela Lee The food is great especially the home fries. The home fries are seasoned and fried to create a masterfully greasy tasty partner to your eggs and bacon. The bacon is cooked to a crispy wonderful delight and not like a limp noodle. I love it. It's by far my favourite place to eat in Waterloo!

705 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener, ON