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Willow Street Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, , Soups
9749 Willow St, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K0, Canada
+1 250-246-2434
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (93 reviews)
“scones” (39 reviews)
“soups” (35 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
9749 Willow St, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant ambience and reasonable food. However, badly overpriced with small quiche at $10.50. Curry lentil soup ok but again very small. Cajun chicken wrap ok but uninspiring. Came with large green salad and good homemade honey poppyseed dressing . Overall impression was I wish we...More

Thank hutchalm
Reviewed 5 September 2017

A quick coffee in this nice place in this incredible little towns with all the house walls fully covered by murales...

1  Thank Stefano C
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

we had a lunch there and the experience was great ! Food is fresh, delicious and tasty. you won't be disappointed !!

2  Thank Mayumi I
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Stopped off in Chemainus on way back to Sooke. Nice lunch sandwich and quiche/ salad. Order at bar and food delivered. Friendly staff. Good local beer also served. Reasonably priced.

1  Thank IMH1960
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We visited this restaurant on the recommendation of a resident. The restaurant is a large, welcoming place. Orders are taken at the front counter and you seat yourself. The guy at the counter was friendly and fun, engaging with everyone around him. This is a...More

Thank VancouverValleyGrl
Reviewed 10 August 2017

You can't miss it walking by, the huge wraparound deck is a real hotspot on a nice day. Had a clubhouse sandwich, was delicious! The folks at the nearby Info Centre recommended this restaurant, and it didn't disappoing

1  Thank pudman43
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We stopped by here to have lunch while visiting Chemainus. While there were servers walking about, none told us we needed to go in to place our order until I went and tracked one down to find out about a menu. The 'menu' such as...More

Thank Heather7A7
Reviewed 18 July 2017

While in Chemainus we asked a local where to get lunch. She recommended the Willow Street Cafe and we're glad she did. Friendly service and great food.

Thank jbarclay
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Dear Jbarclay, Thank you very much for your review! We hope that you will recommend us to others too as word of mouth is paramount to our business. Thank you again for taking the time to write a TripAdvisor review. Regards, Phil Mavis Owner/Operator

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Love what they offer and the kind people behind the counter. I enjoy either the roast beef wrap on brown rice wrap or a garden salad with chicken. The salad is huge with lots of great veggies.

Thank Justin S
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Hi Justin, Thanks for the awesome feedback! We love the people on the other side of the counter as well :) We appreciate the time you took to give us your review! Phil and Michelle Mavis Owners/Operators

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Great facilities. Great food and good portion size. A locals favorite. Well organized and during the busy lunch rush food came out quickly and service was very good. Very happy and satisfied for lunch. Only dissapointment was the iced coffee was really just a milkshake...More

Thank Burkevillian
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Dear Burkevillian, Thank you for the great review! We really appreciate it. Please don't hesitate next time you are in that if you are ever disappointed with anything, our policy is "Risk Free Dining". This means that if you are ever not happy with anything...More

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17 June 2017|
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Response from VitaminandDolphin | Property representative |
Good morning Paul. Yes we do have menu options for people who are celiac. We have brown rice wrap tortillas that we can make a BBQ or Curried Chicken Quesadilla with and we almost always have a gluten free soup as a side... More
20 November 2016|
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Response from VitaminandDolphin | Property representative |
We do serve our quiche with toast and bacon as a breakfast option in the morning. We also have homemade freshly baked scones, muffins, cinnamon rolls, bagels and toast. However breakfast is not our specialty and if what we... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 12
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9749 Willow St, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Chemainus
  • Phone Number: +1 250-246-2434
  • E-mail
We are proud to serve consistent and fresh food prepared daily. Although we do not take reservations, we have a lot of table space and we are quick and efficient at what we do. We look forward to serving you.
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