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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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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got in early as we were expecting a long line. Breakfast was delicious and filling. Service was friendly, and fast. The interior design is very eclectic, very fun and interesting.

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Thank Adhara H
Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you don't want to wait on Sunday morning, get here as soon as possible after they open at 8am. Once seated pick any of the menu items and enjoy. Service and meals top notch. Bring your appetite! We've sampled most items. All are good.

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Thank Harold W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the pan fried oatmeal. I would order this item off the menu again, but request the toppings on the side as they were quite sweet. It was a good portion though. The coffee was good and our waitress kept the coffee cups full. It was a 20-25 minute wait to eat. My friend ordered The Gravy Coop and... More 

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Thank 1AnnieTravels
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the smoked salmon eggs benny which was tasty but lukewarm with not a great deal of salmon. Take a sweater as the restaurant is chilly as the door is constantly opened with no buffer to the outside.

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Thank tobybigdog
Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hip and trendy awesome Breakfast cafe. We had amazing service that was followed by tasty big portions. I can't wait to go back. One of Victoria'Secret best Breakfast!

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Thank Will L
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Big line up so I bought a few coffees across the street from the company that used to own Jam. Like I have so many times before. Finally got to the front of the line and they shouldn't let us in with our coffees. Even after offering to buy more coffee and/or an orange juice. The Jam I know wouldn't... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not impressed. To save you reading this review, go to the Blue Fox Cafe instead. We visited Jam when spending a few days in Victoria. Initial impressions were poor when we were practically pushed out the door by the hostess/ a waitress telling us "you cannot stand inside, please go outside and stand to the left and we will let... More 

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Thank truerevi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think Jam has the best breakfast in town. Unfortunately I am limited to about 4 menu items because I can't imagine coming here and not getting a biscuit/scone. Be early to avoid the line on the weekend

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Received the name of this restaurant from a waitress at another one in Victoria and what a recommendation it was. Her rave reviews ensured that we would try it out. This is a very, very cute place that is small. Food was incredibly yummy and I wish we had time to go back for a second meal. Service was attentive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and friendly staff. Food came out fast and we only had a little time so that was perfect. Make sure you get some matchstick fries; well worth it. Great diner style place perfect for an all day breakfast, or brunch.

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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, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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?