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Javawocky Coffee House

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90 Front St, Nanaimo, Nanaimo, British Columbia BC V9R5H7, Canada
250-753-1688
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great place to grab a coffee or a snack while walking on the Nanaimo waterfront sea wall. Friendly staff and big selection of coffees and snacks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Great staff. Original sweets. Excellent coffee selection - tea if you choose. Dockside location. Pet friendly.

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Thank Mark S
Langley, British Columbia
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We had a light breakfast at a local cafe - a very popular place where all the locals gather and where everybody knows your name. I had an Americano coffee and a cinnamon roll, freshly baked, gooey, loaded with cinnamon and sugar - heated up - it was delicious and only edible with fork and knife. YUM! My husband had... More 

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Thank NGann
Nanaimo
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Mostly come here for coffee and a walk along the harbour. And in the summer they serve the BEST coffee milkshake called the "Cold Buzz" Real ice cream with a shot of espresso! Cold Creamy Coffee Goodness!

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Thank 268evaw
Ottawa, Canada
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We dropped by just to try the nanaimo bar and we were not disappointed. The staff was very friendly.

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Thank linda p
Lake Stevens, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

If you are following the Nanaimo Bar trail, this is stop #12. Or the only place you need to go. Great coffee, traditional bar and best location in town to enjoy them.

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Thank Barry E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

We stopped here for a coffee and a Sandwich at lunchtime, and were glad we did. The coffee good and was beautifully served, the Sandwiches fresh and tasty with a good filling. Very happy with everything.

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Thank Doug F
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

While waiting for my flight with Sunshine Coast Air I will stop in for a cup of coffee and a homemade muffin. Both are excellent!

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Thank Gary S
Benicia, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

My husband and I were looking for a good cup of strong coffee in Nanaimo, somebody suggested Javawocky which we found right away across from our hotel. We ordered regular brewed coffee but my husband requested one shot of espresso added to the coffee. It is a little strange they don't have the milk available for the customers to help... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

I visited last Friday fo coffee and milk shake asked the gentleman that served me for a cheese scone he didn't have one asked if what he had in savoury snacks he recommended croissant We went and sat down about 5mins later a young man brought my coffee and just put it on the table and said coffee a few... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Front St, Nanaimo, Nanaimo, British Columbia BC V9R5H7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: 250-753-1688

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?