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Willow Street Cafe

9749 Willow St, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K0, Canada
+1 250-246-2434
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (95 reviews)
“scones” (40 reviews)
“soups” (35 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
9749 Willow St, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went by the regular restaurants we usually go to in Chemainus and they were all closed.We decided to give the Willow street Cafe a try and we were quite pleased with the lunch and the service.

Thank Jackie155
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Was going to have coffee in Old Town after visiting Thetis Island but found this place instead. Had a latte and sat for an hour on my laptop, nice place.

Thank jamesmeyers
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We arrived after the usual lunch time to find it was super busy on a Sunday afternoon. The weather was perfect on a October day. The wait time to get to the counter was a very lonnnngggg wait. We waited at least 20-25 minutes to...More

Thank Stephanie G
Naomi S, General Manager at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Stephanie G To start I'm sorry you had a long wait in our cafe . we had quiet a busy weekend with the theatre and alot of activities going on in town for halloween . i do hope that you will come by the cafe...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Honey bran muffins awesome, when they have them. Coffee is good, variety of food and large space with a nice patio.

Thank Javagabber
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

My 4 year old and I stopped in here on a rainy day in Chemainus. It is a beautiful space! We had coffee, steamed milk, and a delicious cheese scone. The staff are so fantastic and we had great chats with many of them...along with...More

Thank little_gnome
Naomi S, General Manager at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

thank you for the wonderful review naomi sampson (manager)

Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Pleasant ambience and reasonable food. However, badly overpriced with small quiche at $10.50. Curry lentil soup ok but again very small. Cajun chicken wrap ok but uninspiring. Came with large green salad and good homemade honey poppyseed dressing . Overall impression was I wish we...More

Thank hutchalm
Reviewed 5 September 2017

A quick coffee in this nice place in this incredible little towns with all the house walls fully covered by murales...

1  Thank Stefano C
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

we had a lunch there and the experience was great ! Food is fresh, delicious and tasty. you won't be disappointed !!

2  Thank Mayumi I
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Stopped off in Chemainus on way back to Sooke. Nice lunch sandwich and quiche/ salad. Order at bar and food delivered. Friendly staff. Good local beer also served. Reasonably priced.

1  Thank IMH1960
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We visited this restaurant on the recommendation of a resident. The restaurant is a large, welcoming place. Orders are taken at the front counter and you seat yourself. The guy at the counter was friendly and fun, engaging with everyone around him. This is a...More

Thank VancouverValleyGrl
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Questions & Answers
17 June 2017|
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Response from VitaminandDolphin | Property representative |
Good morning Paul. Yes we do have menu options for people who are celiac. We have brown rice wrap tortillas that we can make a BBQ or Curried Chicken Quesadilla with and we almost always have a gluten free soup as a side... More
20 November 2016|
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Response from VitaminandDolphin | Property representative |
We do serve our quiche with toast and bacon as a breakfast option in the morning. We also have homemade freshly baked scones, muffins, cinnamon rolls, bagels and toast. However breakfast is not our specialty and if what we... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9749 Willow St, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Chemainus
  • Phone Number: +1 250-246-2434
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We are proud to serve consistent and fresh food prepared daily. Although we do not take reservations, we have a lot of table space and we are quick and efficient at what we do. We look forward to serving you.
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