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Ideal Cafe

2263 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2G9, Canada
+1 250-287-9055
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“eggs benny” (15 reviews)
“monte cristo” (3 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 3:30 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
2263 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2G9, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We've been twice and both times were great. They just replaced all the chairs with, wait for it...super padded comfortable retro ones! Great investment. The service is very friendly and the food is really good. This is where the locals go.

1  Thank EatWell2014
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We usually go on Sunday mornings and meet our friends there. This is not the fanciest dinner but it is comfy and friendly. The food is great and always consistent, service is fast and they keep refilling the coffee. Highly recommend it.

1  Thank shootingtothrill
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I rarely eat a big breakfast anymore but when I do I look for a place where the workers eat. If you are looking for chai tea and a zen like atmosphere best keep looking cause this ain't the place. However, if you want a...More

1  Thank Murray C
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Best diner ever used to go there 35+years ago. Still going. Best breakfast awesome soup and sandwiches real old fashioned milkshakes and deserts. Well never have had any as after the tasty generous portions.. never have room for more !!

1  Thank patty s
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Food and service were great. Simple and clean place with good local feel. Eggs benny was outstanding. Note to visitors: it was cold and damp outside and we sat by the window and were quite cold, so if you’re sensitive to cold try to sit...More

1  Thank drkn0w
Reviewed 21 December 2017

The ideal cafe is a grate place for a delicious home made style lunch or dinner , the burgers and fries are # 1 ,with a small town atmosphere

2  Thank hagishound
Reviewed 24 November 2017

After spending time at a car dealership, we stopped in for a quick lunch. This laid back little spot provided a great lunch. I ordered BLT but substituted the bacon for avocado. Hubby has the clam chowder with garlic toast, Both hit the spot. The...More

1  Thank trek1canada
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Best Benny's in town, friendly staff, homemade style meals, great for the whole family, lots of selection! I try to make it there once a week

1  Thank Colton144
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Wow! What an amazing little spot! The U-shaped bar gives this place a classic diner feel with a little bit of everything for everyone. The coffee was good, I had the clubhouse sandwich which was amazing! My wife had the chicken Cesar wrap, her only...More

1  Thank Gavin S
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Ok, the restaurant itself is not visually appealing, but the food is darn good. I had a breakfast wrap at lunch which was excellent. The portions and service are also good. My husband enjoyed the fish tacos while our grandson had chicken fingers.

1  Thank Caren L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2263 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2G9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Campbell River
  • Phone Number: +1 250-287-9055
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