Graffiti Market puts a unique spin on the casual restaurant experience

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If you’re looking for something new to experience in Waterloo, I would highly recommend heading over to Graffiti Market.

Located at 137 Glasgow Street in Kitchener at Catalyst137 — the world’s largest IoT manufacturing hub — Graffiti Market aims to provide art, technology and great food to their customers.

Graffiti Market, however, is more than a unique place to dine. When first entering Graffiti Market, you’re able to shop and purchase local items in their market.

“There is beer and merchandise as well as fresh fruits and vegetables and cheeses. Everything is local so it’s really nice, we also have a vinyl collection that you can purchase from,” Lindsay Shields, general manager of Graffiti Market, said.

In addition to the market, the restaurant is home to a Four All Ice Cream location — a local ice cream company.

The main portion of the restaurant, aside from the market, is dedicated to dining space as well as their open concept brewery.

“They’re like giant iPads, you can order all of your food and all of your drinks on the table, you can play air hockey and puzzles, there’s a graffiti app … it’s really fun,” Shields said.

“Everything we use is fresh and local,” Shields said.

“We build everything from scratch from our dressings, our pizza dough we bake in house, our pasta is made fresh so we like to focus on the freshness aspect and using quality ingredients.”

Red Circle Brewing, a local micro-brewing company, is also located within Graffiti Market.

“We brew all of our own beer on site, we don’t sell anything else other than our Red Circle Beer,” Shields said.

“Everything is all brewed on site. You can watch them brew throughout the entire day, it’s an open concept brewery — it’s really fun.

One of the main components of Graffiti Market that sets it a part from other restaurants is their electronic tables.

“They’re like giant iPads, you can order all of your food and all of your drinks on the table, you can play air hockey and puzzles, there’s a graffiti app … it’s really fun,” Shields said.

Overall, if you’re looking for great food and some friendly competition between the people you’re with, Graffiti Market is the ideal place for you to check out.

“You can come and hangout with your friends, spend a few hours, have a lot of fun on the table. Drink really good beer and share some pizza and it’s a really fun atmosphere, it’s pretty hip and forward thinking and it’s very tech savvy”

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