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Willie's Cafe and Bakery

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537 Johnson St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1M2, Canada
+1 250-381-8414
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08:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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Vancouver Island
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Oldest bakery in Victoria but now is more of a lunch stop. We found this place while on a tour with A Taste of Victoria Food Tours and we feel in love with their soups. They are made fresh daily and usually there are two daily choices. Excellent for a quick lunch or early dinner.

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Willie's is a small cafe, but it has a cozy atmosphere. My server Venus was incredibly friendly and attentive. I strongly recommend the Tofino Eggs Benny it was delicious!

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Thank Sarah T
LeiHouVictoria, Owner at Willie's Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Good morning Sarah, Thank you so much for visiting Willie's and writing review for us. I'm really glad to hear that you enjoy your dining experience. Venus has been with us for a long time and is our treasure. Speaking of Tofino, the smoked salmon is made in house from BC wild salmon with our smoker and our own recipe.... More 

SASKATOON
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All day breakfast is great. Lots of Egg Bennie choices. The salmon chowder was great too. Right around the corner from where we are staying. We'll be back!

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Thank MavisfromSK
LeiHouVictoria, Owner at Willie's Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

@MavisfromSK, I really appreciated your visiting Willie's and recommend us to our prospective customers. Blackstone and Tofino are definitely the stars of our Egg Benny's choices. Also Portobello benny is the new item of this category for our vegetarian customers. It's becoming more and more popular. Welcome back and enjoy our other menu items such as Beef Burger, which we... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the best veggie burger that I have ever eaten..absolutely delish!!!! Loved the salmon chowder as well. Loaded with salmon chunks and veg.....great value!!

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Thank Vicki C
LeiHouVictoria, Owner at Willie's Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

@Vicki Thank you so much for giving our Veggie Burger great comment. It's really delicious and more importantly healthy. I hope more and more customers will order this meal. I'm very proud that we make the veggie patty from scratch using high-quality materials. Also a good news for vegetarian customers is that besides house-made pork breakfast sausage we have provided,... More 

Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went on a food tour with A Taste of Victoria food tours and this was one of the stops. We had an amazing seafood chowder, my friend and I will definitely be returning! Such a great place.

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Thank jessicataylor28
LeiHouVictoria, Owner at Willie's Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing Willie's as one stop of your Taste of Victoria Food Tours and loving our Salmon Chowder soup. All of our soups are made from scratch so I recommend you try other soups next time you visit Willie's. I believe you will not disappointed. Hope to see you soon at Willie's. Lei More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for branch with 4 other friends. The atmosphere reminded me grandma's magic kitchen where I always had very tasty foods. All of us liked the food-especially eggs benny. Great coffees and very friendly service. We will definitely come back!

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Thank Blake M
LeiHouVictoria, Owner at Willie's Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Very glad to hear your friends and you had a great experience at Willie's. After 1 month's try as monthly Feature, Portobello Benny was proved very popular among our customers, so we put it into our new menu from last Friday. I suggest you to try it next time when you visit Willie's. It's more healthy, nutritious and delicious. Thank... More 

Sidney, British Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had seen Willie's before but never had the opportunity to stop and try it out. This Saturday we decided to go in and grab a coffee so we could people watch. The coffee, food and service were great! If you haven't been there, you are missing a real treat. It seems wherever you see a lot of young people eating... More 

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Thank ukrguy
LeiHouVictoria, Owner at Willie's Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

I really appreciate you for giving Willie's an opportunity to prove we're worthwhile to try. I learned that many customers like you passed by our restaurant many times but didn't come in. One of the reasons was that they don't know what Willie's is. So a couple of weeks ago, we put some signs on the windows to tell passerby... More 

Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, reasonable prices and friendly service. Love the neighbourhood - good for tourists and locals alike

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Thank Patricia M
LeiHouVictoria, Owner at Willie's Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Hi Patricia, From your profile, I can see you came from Vancouver, which is the city of our largest Tourists customers come from. I hope to develop more channels to promote Willie's in Vancouver and your review is gorgeous! Great Staff is the key to a restaurant and of course is the key to any business. I'm very proud to... More 

Ottawa, Ontario
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic breakfast, eggs were perfect, home made jam was delicious and the service was outstanding, I plan to go back in the next few days. Best value in town. Jo

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Thank Jo M
LeiHouVictoria, Owner at Willie's Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Hi Jo, It's music to my ears to hear that you will come back soon. It should be the long weekend (because Monday is Family Day in BC). Although we have more than 80 seats (the most seats among the all-day breakfast & lunch restaurants in Victoria and only one close to us is John's Place), in the rush hours... More 

Victoria, British Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Keep up the great food, service and prices. This is a very good value for and the food is excellent. The waitresses was very attentive, polite and helpful.

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Thank murphyhe
LeiHouVictoria, Owner at Willie's Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

It's our great pleasure to get your recognition of our food and service. On top of this, Willie's launched "Willie's Rewards" program almost 2 months ago to benefit our regulars.Besides the 10% rewards for the members, we're just thinking more benefits for them such as Birthday Rewards, daily special offers to members, etc. We plan to release the details of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 11
Cuisine
Canadian, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
Monday
08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 16:00
Thursday
08:00 - 16:00
Friday
08:00 - 16:00
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 537 Johnson St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1M2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-381-8414
Description
Willies has been well known for BC's oldest bakery and the best breakfast and lunch in Victoria. This summer, Willie's launched dinner at the blooming patio! Come and try dinner menu items, such as fish n chips, fish tacos, burgers.... You will be satisfied as always!

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