Want to learn more about the liveliest places in Moncton?
We took a data-driven look at the question and used Yelp to derive which local businesses were on guest tongues this month.
To find out who made the list, we looked at Moncton businesses by category on Yelp and counted the number of reviews they received. Instead of just comparing them based on the number of reviews, we calculated a percentage increase in reviews over the past month and tracked companies that have continuously increased their review volume to identify statistically significant outliers compared to past performance.
Read on to see which areas are particularly hot right now.
Photo: The 908 / Yelp
Opened in June 2019, this popular cocktail bar and New American spot is trending compared to other companies listed as “American (New)” on Yelp.
New American Spots saw new ratings rise an average of 1.1% last month, but the 908 saw a 23.9% increase and a consistently superior four-star rating.
It’s not the only outlier in the New American category: R Bar saw ratings jump 7.6%.
Located at 3850 Worsham Ave., Suite 410 in Moncton, 908 offers pistachio panko-crusted halibut, roast jidori chicken with rosemary salty milk, and maple-glazed double pork chop.
The 908 is open Mondays to Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Meant to be a cafe
Photo: Should be Cafe / Yelp
Whether or not you’ve heard of Moncton’s Meant To Be Cafe, the established cafe that offers coffee, waffles, and more is a hot topic according to Yelp review data.
While companies rated as “Breakfast & Brunch” on Yelp saw an average increase in new reviews of 1.6% over the past month, Meant To Be Cafe saw new reviews increase by 20.5% and over that period retained a superior four star rating.
The Meant To Be Cafe has been open at 969 E. Broadway since October 2018 and offers churro waffles, avocado toast and breakfast burrito.
Meant To Be Cafe is open daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Steel Cup Cafe
Photo: Taleen A./Yelp
The Steel Cup Cafe in Moncton is also making waves. Suite E, located at 2201 Lakewood Blvd. as of May 2019 Open, Suite E, the popular sandwich, coffee, and tea spot, saw new ratings rise 22.9% last month, compared with an average rating increase of 2.5% for all tagged Coffee & Tea businesses “on Yelp.
There is more than one hotspot trend in the coffee and tea category in Moncton: Bite Mi saw ratings jump 10.1%.
The Steel Cup Cafe offers organic filter coffee, black silk espresso drinks and a selection of teas. Last month, Yelpers received a five-star rating in sterling.
The Steel Cup Cafe is open Monday to Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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