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Dayliner Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Canadian
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10445 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K2, Canada
+1 250-324-3777
08:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 15:00
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Dominican Republic
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

With a 7:00 New Years reservation we arrived, ordered a tea and glass of wine, and our full order was taken by the server. Patiently waiting ,we see 3 other tables which came in after us, receive their starter, entree and main meal. After waiting for 1 hr/20 mins with no food, we pay our beverage bill and leave. This... More 

Thank Vwbeetleconvertable
Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Level Contributor
23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

we stopped in for a coffee & a mocha. The 2 staff members were friendly. The cafe was an old train station at one time. The decor is very modern and classy. They are closed for 2 days mid-week and close fairly early as well. On a few weekend nights per month they offer a set dinner menu and I... More 

Thank Brenda S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This place is the worst. Hours are terrible, I've tried 5 times to stop in there on my commute and they are always closed. Finally physically made it in to the store with the open sign on, and was refused a coffee, by the owner, because they didn't want to 'have to re-clean the espresso machine so late in the... More 

2 Thank westcoastjade
Nanaimo, Canada
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208 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Set in a disused train station, this cafe has a pretty garden with tables and chairs in which to enjoy your coffee. The coffee is very good (and I am particular about my coffee!) and there is a good selection of baked items. They do serve dinner but I have not been there for dinner.

Thank 29carfrae
100 Mile House, Canada
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast here. Very pretty location with a nice patio. Has vegan options. Very good egg wraps. And excellent service.

Thank northrn
Level Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Service was informative, friendly and just perfectly accented the local ambiance. I am a vegetarian with food "sensitivities" and after ordering the Dayliner Vegetable bowl with "no eggs", I was very impressed that Chef came out to check about the egg yolk in the Hollandaise. As it happens my sensitivity involves egg whites , so all was good. The disappointment... More 

Thank Peebs1
Calgary, Canada
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We ventured north beyond our base in Chemainus into the Saltair district to try the Mediterranean-style dinner at The Dayliner. I paired a Birds and Bees local craft cider with Spanish-style garlic white wine prawns, quinoa salad, and a subtle candied salmon spread on crisp flatbread wedges. And then I finished my meal with a cheesecake and rose petal jam.... More 

Thank Victor P
Vancouver, Washington
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We had surprisingly good food on the train. I especially liked their salmon spread. YUM! also nice mixed drinks. I bought their plush engineer to take home.

Thank TravelingGranny1943
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Arrived 9.30am, table for 3. Ordered bacon and eggs. 1 hour later still hadn't arrived. Plenty of excuses but no accurate information supplied. "It's coming doesn't cut it ". Brings a whole new meaning to an all day breakfast.... It's the time it takes to cook it !! Very nice place, great presentation of the property but if you want... More 

Thank Peter J
Thetis Island, BC
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

We made a reservation for the Friday night bistro, and happily found a beautiful sequestered outdoor dining experience for a lovely spring evening. Our waitress was knowledgeable and helped us select a bottle of Kings & Spies Cider, which was a prosecco type beverage, and pleased four discerning palates. We all had different dishes, some just had the mains, while... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
08:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10445 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Chemainus
  • Phone Number: +1 250-324-3777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?