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Willow Street Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Homemade Soups
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.
US$ 8 - US$ 11
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Cafe, Canadian, Soups
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a hot summer afternoon we visited this café. On a Sunday not many places are open in town, thus, this place was happening. We ordered one quesadilla and one quiche with a side salad. The quesadilla was large, well-stuffed and moist. We gave it...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank reginafug
Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

I work in town and visit the willow street cafe often. Consistently they offer great service, very friendly, and the food is always excellent (and fast too). They have gone above and beyond for me as a customer; I broke my leg in October, and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Wildwood C
Reviewed 16 December 2018

This morning I had a wonderful vegetarian breakfast bagel with my tea. Love the warm, friendly atmosphere. In all the times I have been here, I have never been disappointed. Great meals, great service!

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 68rjay2017
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

I always go to the owls nest after my church on Sundays but decided to switch thinand go here, which I wish I wouldn't have. I ordered the ham and Swiss panini it came out burnt and was so dry I had to ask for...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank V350ELemmal
Naomi S, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Oh my! That is so disappointing. We very much wish that you had told someone that your meal was not to your liking. Our staff are incredibly accommodating and will ALWAYS make you a new meal, whether there is something wrong with the meal, or...More

Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

My family decided to stop here for lunch based on the recommendation of a friend. Our first thought was that this cafe is expensive but hopefully the food is top notch. My husband and I both had the paninis and soup which were really good...but...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sunshinelover479
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Overall it was ok. The tea bag was put into a teapot which was then filled to the top. Needless to say, the tea was tasteless. The cheese scone was fine. The service was very slow even though the place was nearly empty. Several people...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank trek1canada
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Chemainus in general is a great place to take visitors and Willow Street Cafe seems to be a very popular restaurant for either meals or just a nice cup of java. On a nice day the veranda is wonderful but even the inside has it's...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank lilianelockhart
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Had an hour to kill while waiting for my husband so I went in and had a Lavender London Fog drink which was delicious! I read my book undisturbed for that hour and really enjoyed the whole experience.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Connie S
Reviewed 13 August 2018

I was here to see a theatre show with my partner. We had lunch in this cute little cafe on their lovely patio. Lots of folks milling about, and superb people watching. Food was tasty, and most if not all things look like they were...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Steve R
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

On our recent visit to the Chemainus theatre I checked out trip advisor to decide where to have lunch. The Willow Street Cafe was recommended. Too bad we didn’t go elsewhere. When we ordered the quesadilla we were told the oven was full so they...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank lnichol
Naomi S, Manager at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Inichol Im so sorry that you came in and were not happy with your experience in our cafe .. we never want this to happen !! I can only think that our oven was full with chicken or quiche that we make fresh every morning...More

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Response from naomis943 | Property representative |
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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
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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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