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Willow Street Cafe

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9749 Willow St, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K0, Canada
+1 250-246-2434
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08:00 - 17:00
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Victoria, Canada
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108 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent coffee house. The main attraction for me is the cheese scone (warmed with butter). Best ever. I've been there many times and it's alway yummy.

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Thank Jaluks
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Jaluks, Thank you for your review. Yes our scones are one of the things that made us famous. We appreciate the repeat business! Hope to serve you again soon! Regards, Phil Mavis Owner/Operator More 

North Vancouver, Canada
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband had the special - turkey sandwich and a small bowl of Split Pea and Ham soup for $13.95. He said they were good and filling. His cup of coffee for $2.50 was "awesome". I could not see a price on the menu board for soup but it didn't occur to me to ask in advance; it's a bowl... More 

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Thank Michele D
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Michele D, Thank you very much for your review. Sorry to see we only received an average rating. I'm very happy to hear your husband enjoyed the lunch special and it was good and filling. Our coffee is unlimited refills for $2.50 plus taxes and I hope you took advantage of that. Yes you are correct our bowl of... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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1,145 reviews
660 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 475 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were touring friends of ours around Chemainus and decided to stop here for lunch. The staff were so welcoming and kind. We enjoyed their wonderful soups, scones and absolutely the best pie ever. We will definitely return here for lunch.

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Thank kpatters
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Kpatters, Thank you very much for your review! I'm glad that we lived up to our reputation on your last visit. Michelle and I are so proud of our team as we were on vacation when you visited and it looks like they did an awesome job! We most certainly will let them know about this review and pass... More 

Courtenay, Canada
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576 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Willow Street Cafe is a gem! The staff are super friendly and more than eager to please. I think it was a bank at one time for they have a safe in the back room. The choice of food is extensive and mostly made fresh on site. The daily soup was pea soup, the wraps were delicious as well... More 

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Thank Smoltman
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Smoltman, Thank you very much for your great review! I can't wait to share this with our team as they will be very proud to have received it. Michelle and I were on vacation with her parents so it's incredible to see how well they looked after you. We look forward to serving you again soon! Regards, Phil Mavis... More 

Virden
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a wonderful restaurant for homemade soup, scones and cinnamon buns. Love it. They are very friendly and happy.

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Thank Dianne H
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Dianne H, Thank you very much for your review! We really appreciate you taking the time to do so. Glad we left such a positive impression. The off season is nice as we have the chance to make connections with our guests! It's one main reason Michelle and I love what we do so much. We look forward to... More 

Kamloops, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A lucky stop to discover this small café on the main street. Delicious homemade soups and the scones definitely confirm their special qualities and taste. A dining experience with the owner who cooks, plays host and is interested. We all took a another scone home for later .....two days later, still fresh and delicious. This is one of those "... More 

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Thank colleenkamloops
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Colleen S, Thank you for your great review! We're so glad that we lived up to our reputation! You're right, our homemade soups and scones put us on the map especially during the fall/winter months. We look forward to serving you again when you are in town. All the best! Phil Mavis Owner/Operator More 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Have you ever fallen in love with a place right from the start. The host was excellent and helped you trough the menu because portions are enormous. I had Split pea and bacon soup and a half order of a roast beef sandwich which was the size of a double decker. My wife had Canadians and Red pepper soup. Both... More 

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Thank RonL511
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this review

Dear RonL511. WOW! What an incredible review! Thank you very much for taking the time to write it. Word of mouth is paramount in this business so please let us know if we ever miss the mark! Once again, thank you for your kind words! Regards, Phil and Michelle Mavis Owners/Operators More 

Comox, Canada
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192 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is a great little place for lunch. It follows British pub protocol for ordering -- stand in line at the counter, order, pay, and take a number to your table. The food will be delivered. Service was very prompt, no delay... although it took a while to get to head of the line as this is a VERY popular... More 

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Thank fred_cameron
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Fred_Cameron, Thank you so much for your detailed and awesome review! Word of mouth is paramount in our type of business and we appreciate the time you took to be so specific. We look forward to serving you again soon! Regards, Phil Mavis Owner/Operator More 

Chemainus, Canada
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The food was good, but it was very pricy for a spot where you order at the counter. We had the carrot ginger and ham and pea soup and the Hawaiian pizza.

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Thank 456mlm
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this review

Dear 456mim, Thank you for your review. Thank you very much for mentioning our food was good. It sounds like we didn't hit the mark with you when it comes to value for your dining experience. We are very sorry about that. Perhaps I can explain our costing. There are so many variables that we must consider when setting our... More 

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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This was a great restaurant in a town that has gone out of its way to be an attractive destination for tourists. After the town stroll to enjoy the murals, this cafe was the perfect ending to a very pleasant visit.

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Thank Eartag
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Eartag, Thank you for your very kind and uplifting review! We received it at a time where Michelle and I were extremely tired from an incredibly busy summer season. To hear you mention how we have gone out of our way to make our cafe and building an attractive destination for our patrons and your visit with us was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 11
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
08:00 - 17:00
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?