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Cafe Zanzibar

1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3, Canada
+1 250-544-1475
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb burger” (17 reviews)
“tagine” (3 reviews)
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3, Canada
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch on Sunday. Many traditional and varied choices. Very accommodating for sharing. Shared the falafel platter and lamb burger. WOW! Fresh and tasty and very reasonable. Terrific service as well. The dinner menu looked like we will be paying them an evening visit...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Zanzibar is intimate, cozy, and has a lovely, welcoming atmosphere. The food was excellent as was the service. A great place to check out if you're looking for something different, or if you're staying in the area.

Thank kris-goes-places
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Took a friend for breakfast. We were both curious as neither of us had been here before. This is the place to go if you want eggs for breakfast! I had a craving for mushrooms so my choice was the Full English. Fab! excellent grilled...More

1  Thank lumublu
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Great 2% jazz coffee. One of the best eggs bennies anywhere. Hollandaise sauce is lemony and delicious. Very accommodating of me and my dietary restrictions (celiac). One of the only places I feel safe enough to eat at! Amazing presentation of fresh fruit and avocado...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 21 January 2017

30 very happy jazzercisers celebrated our annual January Christmas party here last weekend. Had a lovely cosy room to ourselves, excellent food and service. As the rest of the restaurant was also busy I don't know how the kitchen managed to get all the orders...More

Thank Lesley F
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I've only been there for breakfast but it is always good. Homemade tastes and good service. The atmosphere is quite rustic but very comfortable.

Thank reed622
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed the food and service here. Both flavours and surroundings are - positively, a bit different from typical Canadian. Good alternative restaurant option in the area!

Thank Frode M
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Some dishes are good but never the same twice. One time you get a good serving, next visit they scrimp. Service is unprofessional considering the cost.

1  Thank chargil2017
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, warm staff and really top notch food. Breakfast available til 3PM. Outdoor seating available in nice weather. Highly recommend.

Thank Greigk
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We had just come off the ferry and was passing through Brentwood Bay on the way further south. Luckily, Zanzibar was still open 'cos we were hungry and looking for lunch places! There was ample parking in the lot and the restaurant was very quaint....More

Thank Beng K
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Questions & Answers
30 May 2017|
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Response from Mel I | Reviewed this property |
Yes - reservations are recommended as they are usually pretty busy.
19 September 2015|
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Response from Kar590 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We always sit inside. It is not noisy, however the tables are close together. We nearly always get a window table - added privacy. True, you could hear people talking nearby, but I have never thought it was noisy... More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Central Saanich
  • Phone Number: +1 250-544-1475
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