We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Willow Street Cafe


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Location and contact


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
Reviews (365)
Filter reviews
356 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews lunch scones quesadilla soups salad quiche mango chicken curry bread order at the counter split pea coffee shop great coffee home made chemainus theatre deck
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 356 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in to meet a friend, enjoy a cup of brew and some lunch fare. A few different nooks and crannies to sit, fresh baked goods, decent coffee. Menu board with a broad selection of paninis, sandwiches,soups and salads etc. Food was quite good and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 917murrayc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch before our afternoon theatre presentation. The server was friendly and provided us with the specials for the day. We ordered the egg salad sandwich on our choice of bread, and choice of three soups. Hubby liked his split pea soup...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank kpatters
naomis943, Manager at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kpatters . Thank you for your review I happened to be your server that day . I’m happy to hear your meal was great . And the BLT soup it sure was amazing we have had many rave reviews on it Dan did good with...More

Reviewed 19 January 2019

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
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 205 nearby hotels
Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn
853 reviews
.81 km away
Fuller Lake Motel
53 reviews
1.91 km away
Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn
273 reviews
13.04 km away
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Oyster Bay
45 reviews
14.40 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 3,214 nearby restaurants
Odika Cafe
377 reviews
.06 km away
Owl's Nest Bakery and Bistro
117 reviews
.03 km away
Utopia Bakery Cafe
112 reviews
.16 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,744 nearby attractions
Chemainus Theatre
481 reviews
.08 km away
Wall Murals
407 reviews
.20 km away
Hansel and Gretel's Candy Company
55 reviews
.04 km away
Riot Brewing Co
32 reviews
.99 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
9 December 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from naomis943 | Property representative |
yes we sure are
17 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
19 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing