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Cafe Zanzibar

1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3, Canada
+1 250-544-1475
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb burger” (19 reviews)
“tagine” (6 reviews)
“soups” (12 reviews)
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Consistently excellent food, good price and the best of service anywhere. Funky surrounding, outside dining in the summer, the best food made from local sources too. Great work Mo and staff

Thank Altecman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw their website as a reasonably priced healthy cafe after arriving at Victoria Airport & drove right there. We we starved after a long journey. The place was empty & the woman took a look at us and asked us if we had a...More

Thank renees424
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best restaurant inCentral Saanich If you are in Greater Victoria book a dinner and see for yourself

Thank smilewray
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lunch we had was excellent,quite good service,could have been faster,but I think someone was away,to be fare,the prices were reasonable,and friendly staff,first time there

Thank jackieandkarl
Reviewed 14 September 2018

A quaint old building makes for a cozy ambiance. Lunch today: food was delicious, the service was great. We got our food in a timely fashion, staff was pleasant and attentive without being intrusive. Definitely a do again.

Thank claudemury
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

This place is delicious! A great little hidden gem that we visited after landing at the airport and on our way to the Butchart Gardens. I would recommend this as your brunch stop on the way so you visit the gardens fueled! I had the...More

Thank Gerald O
Reviewed 3 September 2018

I had a Tandoori chicken mango salad. The chicken was tasty and the mango was perfectly ripe. The interior is pleasantly a little funky with lots of plants outside the window where we sat. Service as very good.

Thank Stay797521
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Diverse menu to suit all tastes. The meals were delicious. Each meal is cooked just for you so it can seem a bit of a wait. Just make sure you have good company. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank ukCorn
Reviewed 29 August 2018

My wife has talked about this place (raves about it) for some time now and goes there often due to its proximity to her work. We both went there for lunch last week and decided to sit on the patio, my first time there by...More

Thank Newmarket2012
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This is a very charming place, they have a beautiful outdoor space, good coffee, we especially like the cappuccino, and amazing food. They have a great breakfast menu and so far everything I've tried on the lunch menu has been great, Tuna Burger, Portabello Burger....More

Thank Magda P
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Questions & Answers
30 May 2017|
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Response from Mel I | Reviewed this property |
Yes - reservations are recommended as they are usually pretty busy.
19 September 2015|
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Response from Kar590 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We always sit inside. It is not noisy, however the tables are close together. We nearly always get a window table - added privacy. True, you could hear people talking nearby, but I have never thought it was noisy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Central Saanich
  • Phone Number: +1 250-544-1475
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