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Willow Street Cafe

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9749 Willow St, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K0, Canada
+1 250-246-2434
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08:00 - 17:00
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Prince Rupert
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered take away lunch. Great menu, home made soups, fresh salads, wraps, sandwiches and quiches. Wonderful latte. Everything was fresh and tasty!! Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Super spot for coffee or lunch.

Helpful?
Thank Deb E
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Deb E, Thank you very much for your awesome review! Looks like we did our job! This is great news. Please let us know if we ever miss the mark. We hope you can join us for a meal in soon! We look forward to serving you again. Regards, Phil Mavis Owner/Operator More 

Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In our party of 2 we had the BLT w/split pea & ham soup and the split pea & ham soup with the cheese scone. The bill which included coffee and tip was approx. $32.00. A little pricey for lunch but well worth it for the taste and quality. Nice venu with tables and some additional comfy chairs for enjoying... More 

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Thank nikki_river
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Nikki_river, Thank you for the very nice review! I'm glad that even though the bill was a little pricey you found your lunch well worth it. Can't wait for some nicer weather to have our outstanding patio available for you to enjoy as well. Hope to see you again soon. Regards, Phil Mavis Owner/Operator More 

Cheshire
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45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the cafe today while strolling through the (very wet) streets of Chemainus. What a lovely experience! We had the pea and ham and curried parsnip soups with a warm cheese scone (both delicious!). The lattes were superb and the staff efficient and friendly. We also bought some local artwork which was displaid in the cafe. A great experience... More 

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Thank LottieCheshire
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this review

Dear LottieCheshire, Wow! Thank you for such an amazing review! We remember you both well. I will "thank you" on Jen's behalf for purchasing her art. You'll find her email address on the back of her work; shoot her an email to let her know where her art is going to. She loves hearing that. We're very glad to hear... More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was a bright spot on an otherwise rainy, gloomy day. The staff are lovely and the vittles divine.

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Thank Karen H
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Karen H, Thank you for your great review! We are thrilled that we brightened your day! We look forward to serving you again. Regards, Phil Mavis Owner/Operator More 

Chemainus
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We go to Willow Street Cafe regularly for lunch and just love their simple, yet oh so tasty Sandwiches, wraps and the most yummy pasta salad! Huge homemade muffins, good coffee and even better service. Great place, great food, nice atmosphere!

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Thank Jocelyn S
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this review

Dear 361jocelyns, Thank you very much for your kind review and regular business. Receiving reviews like this really make our day! Please let us know if we ever miss the mark so we can keep you coming back! Regards, Phil Mavis Owner/Operator More 

Victoria, Canada
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109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent coffee house. The main attraction for me is the cheese scone (warmed with butter). Best ever. I've been there many times and it's alway yummy.

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Thank Jaluks
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Jaluks, Thank you for your review. Yes our scones are one of the things that made us famous. We appreciate the repeat business! Hope to serve you again soon! Regards, Phil Mavis Owner/Operator More 

North Vancouver, Canada
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

My husband had the special - turkey sandwich and a small bowl of Split Pea and Ham soup for $13.95. He said they were good and filling. His cup of coffee for $2.50 was "awesome". I could not see a price on the menu board for soup but it didn't occur to me to ask in advance; it's a bowl... More 

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Thank Michele D
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Michele D, Thank you very much for your review. Sorry to see we only received an average rating. I'm very happy to hear your husband enjoyed the lunch special and it was good and filling. Our coffee is unlimited refills for $2.50 plus taxes and I hope you took advantage of that. Yes you are correct our bowl of... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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1,193 reviews
692 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 509 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We were touring friends of ours around Chemainus and decided to stop here for lunch. The staff were so welcoming and kind. We enjoyed their wonderful soups, scones and absolutely the best pie ever. We will definitely return here for lunch.

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Thank kpatters
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Kpatters, Thank you very much for your review! I'm glad that we lived up to our reputation on your last visit. Michelle and I are so proud of our team as we were on vacation when you visited and it looks like they did an awesome job! We most certainly will let them know about this review and pass... More 

Courtenay, Canada
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613 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

The Willow Street Cafe is a gem! The staff are super friendly and more than eager to please. I think it was a bank at one time for they have a safe in the back room. The choice of food is extensive and mostly made fresh on site. The daily soup was pea soup, the wraps were delicious as well... More 

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Thank Smoltman
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Smoltman, Thank you very much for your great review! I can't wait to share this with our team as they will be very proud to have received it. Michelle and I were on vacation with her parents so it's incredible to see how well they looked after you. We look forward to serving you again soon! Regards, Phil Mavis... More 

Virden
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8 reviews
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a wonderful restaurant for homemade soup, scones and cinnamon buns. Love it. They are very friendly and happy.

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Thank Dianne H
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Dianne H, Thank you very much for your review! We really appreciate you taking the time to do so. Glad we left such a positive impression. The off season is nice as we have the chance to make connections with our guests! It's one main reason Michelle and I love what we do so much. We look forward to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 11
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9749 Willow St, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Chemainus
  • Phone Number: +1 250-246-2434
Description
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?