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Ideal Cafe

) #5 of 112 Restaurants in Campbell River $ Cafe, ,
2263 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2G9, Canada
+1 250-287-9055
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
07:00 - 15:30All hours
Cafe, Diner, Canadian, American, Gluten Free Options
2263 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2G9, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a family based cafe, with a homey feeling. Staff is always pleasant and very efficient . Its on of Campbell Rivers oldest cafe's. they have it all on their menu's, ,I believe they close at 3 pm. Worth stopping in for any meal....More

Thank Sue D
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were in Campbell River to visit and geocache for the day and came upon this place in TripAdvisor ratings. The diner is very interesting as it is an old logging camp building. The menu includes everything (especially breakfast) that you could want from a...More

Thank VancouverValleyGrl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three of us had different styles of Eggs Benny and all were delicious. We are always welcomed and have coffee within minutes. Have been numerous times and food is always good!

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truck stop style cafe specializes in home cooking. Atmosphere is true to form with rustic decor and seating. Food is well prepared and tasty. Service is quick and cheery. Breakfast and lunch are busy times but service is attentive and with a smile.

Thank northof23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great friendly lunch stop with good food, diverse diner menu, and super friendly staff. Sit at the bar and chat with the friendly locals. A great stop on our trip up island!

Thank Urszula D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the find! A true diner and exactly what we were craving. Fresh and local. Busy spot. Just yum!! We will definitely find this diner again on our next trip to Campbell River.

Thank Efitzg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make no mistake, this is a truck stop; license plates and old photographs on the walls. Don't be put off by the outside appearance. Great staff, prompt service, great food. If you're hungry and in the area, GO. You won't regret it. The bar opens...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Good size portions . Good cooking . Great staff. Long waits sometimes if you're not in early for your meal . Not for those fixated on interior decorating with their meals ..lol

Thank Ed I
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Farm eggs, local smoked salmon, Bennie sauce to die for. Wonderful! A locals favorite hangout. Super friendly servers.

Thank Drubytwo
Reviewed 5 July 2017

I love the Ideal Cafe. We visit Campbell River most years and it's part of the trip - a classic north american diner with great service and classic food too.

Thank Mary R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Diner, Canadian, American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2263 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2G9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Campbell River
  • Phone Number: +1 250-287-9055
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