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Calico Cat Tea House

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1081 Haliburton St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6N6, Canada
+1 250-754-3865
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 08:30 - 16:00
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Saskatoon, Canada
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Our tea reader was very in tune with all four of us that went . She picked up on way more than what the leaves told . It was a fun afternoon and the homemade mushroom soup was so delicious!!

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Thank junebug0410
Vancouver Island, Canada
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Visited the Calico Tea House for the first time. Tea was served, and we ordered a small, but very expensive lunch, and each of us had a 20 minute reading. As our reader was not very interested in reading our leaves, give us a "reading" based on some questions she asked. Some of her insights were extremely spot on. Quaint... More 

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3 Thank juloct7580
Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

It may have been a bad day but the server was less than friendly when we arrived with our mom using a walker. We had to enter the back way and no one was there to help. She seemed annoyed when we ordered coffee--Mom can't drink tea--and we felt ignored. The lunch wasn't bad. Go there if you want the... More 

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3 Thank Dayle G
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 June 2016

The food here is very good..Everything homemade.Delious soups sandwiches.salads and desserts,Quint cozy atmosphere in a converted house.Also if you wish you can have your tea leaves read for a price.Very informative.

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Thank Nancy P
Nanaimo, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

I've been to the Calico Cat tea house a couple of times and really -it's just fun! I don't know if can solidly say that I 100% believe in the ability to absorb information from the afterlife or even just the air around a person but it IS fun. The atmosphere is great - I love how everything is sort... More 

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1 Thank KateAmberle
Duncan, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

I find them to be extremely overpriced for what they offer - I have been once before (it was paid for by a friend for a gift) and planned on going again and taking a friend for her birthday and when I phoned last week to book an appointment the lady was quite rude and short with me, repeatedly asking... More 

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3 Thank infodaniellesimpson
Richmond, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

The food was excellent, ambience appealing and the tea-leaf reading was really well done. Me and three friends enjoyed it immensely. Would definitely recommend it as a place for a bit of a quirky lunch and visit.

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Thank Anne B
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

My Girlfriend had booked our appointment for today (April 24th) and had confirmed the appointment 3 times to make sure it was at 1:10. We got there 15 minutes early and the lady that sat us told us we were really early cause our appointment wasn't til 2:10. So she sat us anyway and we ordered food and ate our... More 

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1 Thank Karlie T
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Visited the Calico Cat Tea House today with my mother and 16 year old daughter. We had an enjoyable lunch, recommend the shrimp and asparagus crepes, and a most delightful 10 minute tea leaf reading :) This is definitely something you should at least experience once. It was my daughters first time and a return visit for my mother and... More 

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Thank KymKW
Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2015

An island must do with your Mom, daughter, son, or beau! We made reservation for a 20 minute x 2 reading with Heather. We were not disappointed. The Cookie cutter house is a walk back in time. Traditionally and tastefully decorated tea service area looks out on the surrounding garden. Following the path from the parking area to you are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 16:00
Thursday
08:30 - 16:00
Friday
08:30 - 16:00
Saturday
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1081 Haliburton St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6N6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-754-3865

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