Black Sheep Lounge

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 5 reviews )

64 Niagara St, Welland, Ontario, Canada

Serves meat, vegan options available. Canadian food, uses Niagara local ingredients. Owner is willing make a vegan dish, such as Singapore rice. Order and pay at counter. Open Tue-Wed 10:00am-4:00pm, Thu-Fri 11:00am-12:00am, Sat 12:30pm-8:00pm, Sun 9:00am-3:00pm.

Categories: Canadian, Non-veg

5 Reviews

First Review by Pat52000

Highly Problematic! - Edit

Where do I start. I cannot believe that in 2017, racist and outdated expressions like "black sheep" are still in use, especially for a business name! Shame! It's not "edgy", it's not "cool", and it's definitely not okay to make light of POC's everyday plight of living in a white supremacist society. They don't need to be told, or reminded, that they're "black sheep".

Why even have vegan options when the coffee is probably sourced from literal slave labour from a child somewhere in the third world? Like don't even pretend to be a nice caring person at that point.

The staff as well as the people that frequent the B.S.L. are not very diverse, either. Maybe the owner could hire a Syrian refugee or two to make up for it?

Pros: Serves as an example of how NOT to run a business

Cons: Outdated/Racist, Child/slave labour coffee, Not diverse

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AndrewKerni 11 Mar 2018 - I honestly don't know where to begin with this review, I've never seen such a prime example of blatent ignorance in my life. First of all I assure you their name has nothing to do with race or white supremacy, I'm not sure where you're drawing that inference from either? As well, their coffee is fair trade if you would could get your facts straight. & Lastly it's a family run restaurant.. I'm sorry their family and customers aren't as "cultured" or "Diverse" as you had hoped they would be. I like to think everyone is entitled to their opinion except for you and your uneducated biased view of the world, This is a great family run business with great coffee and healthy vegan/vegetarian options. Check your facts before you write something next time please.  

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Overrated and Poor Quality - Edit

Odd odor noticeable once you walk through the front door, which was not just a normal restaurant smell. Maybe the trash still had to be taken out or something? The guy who took our order came off as trying too hard, someone who may take himself too seriously, which was off-putting.

To make up for this, I thought, maybe the price meant better quality food, but nope. Turns out, the food wasn't even warm and was too liquid-y. The coffee, in one word: "blehh".

Place needs redecorating badly. Who actually likes to stay in a dim, dreary gray/black environment? Not me. Crappy experience, crappy "lounge".

-Kelly414 ♥

Pros: That I left, I didn't waste any more money than I already did, Now I know to avoid this place

Cons: Too expensive for poor quality, Food and drink were sub-par, Service, odor, ugly decor, etc.

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not a fan - Edit


Updated from previous review on 2017-07-25

Pros: none

Cons: food/cleanliness, staff/service, appearance

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Great Veg Options - Edit

I like the peace of mind of a separate vegetarian/vegan part on the menu. I got the vegan ramen and felt good knowing that I didn't have to worry about beef broth or other animal ingredients. Lukas is very welcoming, accommodating, and kind. Lovely atmosphere at this cafe, I will be back often!

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Best Restaurant in Welland, Ont - Edit

#1 of 101 in trip advisor. About 1/2 of small menu on the right side of the chalk board are vegan or vegetarian. As you enter restaurant, the owner, Luke greets you and helps you choose the best choice for you. Luke gladly made a menu item on the left meat side vegan for me - Singapore rice. It was very tasty. You order from Luke and pay at counter near door as you enter. Service is very fast. Luke delivers your meal to the table and refills your beverages. They have specialty coffees and a vegan desert which I did not try. The cafe setting is simple and pleasant. There is a small stage for events. The walls are covered with local art work which is for sale. The food is organic and/or Niagara local ingredients. It is one block from the famous Welland lift bridge at Main and Niagara and the bike/walking Niagara Circle Trek Trail. It is also walking distance to Merritt Island recreational area that has trails, playground, washrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Family friendly. Nice restrooms.
I will be returning again soon.

Updated from previous review on 2016-09-24

Pros: Tasty, Great value

Cons: 9 miles from my house, I would go daily if closer.

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