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Jam Cafe

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542 Herald St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1S6, Canada
778-440-4489
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08:00 - 15:00
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Waterloo, Canada
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Unique menu. Friendly atmosphere. We had the blackstone Benedict and the Charlie bowl and they were both fantastic! The English muffin in the Benedict is crispy and you have to try the Charlie bowl. Buttermilk biscuit sandwich is really good too.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They told us that Victoria does brunch like nowhere else. The Jam cafe must be a major contributor to that perception- there is nearly always a queue but it moves pretty quickly and they dish out coffee for free if you have to wait longer than a few minutes. We had a late breakfast and then didn't need to eat... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried Jam café wrapping up out trip to Vancouver. They had a line a mile long out the door for good reason. The sample of waffles with maple butter passed out in the line were to die for. I ordered the 3 pigs in a blanket which is a sausage, wrapped in a pancake and served made to look... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First, just because there's a line out front, don't let that scare you off, it goes quickly. The restaurant is very organized. I'm not sure which impressed us more, the staff or the food? How about both.....we loved it. We ate there on Saturday, and again on Sunday. Lunch one visit, breakfast the next, everything was superb!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not used to queuing for places for Brunch, but our Victorian friends insisted that all the good places will have a queue. The hostess brought out coffees though, and we were soon seated and presented with some awesome food choices. It was all good, the full portion of pulled pork pancakes is massive. I had the special of pulled pork... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great spot for breakfast or lunch. The food is fresh, well prepared, tasted great, and the portions will not disappoint. We tried the ruben sandwitch and the turkey sandwitch, both were outstanding. The sandwitch comes with cole slaw, salad, or matchstick fries. The coffee is also excellent. This is a spot we will try and stop at every time we... More 

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Kanata
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ist time eating at Jam. Lineup for the restaurant was handled extremely well by the hostess. She offered coffee for those in line and allowed a family with young children to remain in their vehicle until a table was ready. Lots of menu choices. Service was outstanding and will definitely return on our next visit from Ottawa. Well worth the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing atmosphere, it is really worth the wait. The line outside can look daunting but it moves fast! I rarely order off the menu as the daily specials are always a hit! Service is great, friendly and always up for a short chat. Local beers and specialty coffees are delicious. Food, have yet to have a bad experience. Highly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Expect a line up for this location Within a minute walking distance from the Chinatown station in town Great homely feel with 70-80's music in the background Food felt fresh and made to order - you can make some substitutions at small cost. Try the hot sauce as well, very nice blend.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our grandaughter to this cafe for a Sunday brunch and it was simply marvelous. We ended up all ordering the eggs benedict because they sounded so delicious and they were. There is lots of choice and you will enjoy this cute small cafe. We had to line up as they do not take reservations but we never felt... 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
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:00
Thursday
08:00 - 15:00
Friday
08:00 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 542 Herald St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1S6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: 778-440-4489

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