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Memorial Avenue | QF head store, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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399 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 362 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Recent renovations have created an updated, modern look in this café. The décor is chic but the cuisine hasn't changed much, which is good. The fresh lunch choices are reasonably priced, the pastries are always fresh and if you like, you can purchase food from the deli downstairs and they will heat it up for you. I take my company... More 

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Thank Via_girl
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Dropped by for lunch on a Saturday as I wanted a bowl of soup and was not disappointed. Had the Thai soup for lunch and it was delicious and filling. Nothing fancy here – but a solid choice for a casual and quick lunch.

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

It is in the quality foods grocery store, convenient for a cappuccino, latte or coffee. Friendly BC staff and I enjoyed the coffee!

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Thank lydia k
Qualicum Beach, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

I have been here many times and the food is usually OK. I went again recently and got a tall iced mocha and paid $4.00! It was very small and I took one sip and had to throw it away.. way too much chocolate syrup, and very sweet. Otherwise most of the other drinks are fine. Still a nice atmosphere.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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399 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 362 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Take a walk up the stairs of this grocery store and you will find this lovely eatery. Seating is cozy, ambiance is lovely, staff is marvelous. The food is good too. Some menu items have just changed so there are new sandwiches to try.

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Victoria, Canada
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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2014

Main Floor - Great deli -. Excellent choices - Basic atmosphere in main floor eating area plus small outside area. The day we were shopping and eating the store was extremely cold (think IGLOO). HINT - If you are going and do not like very cold stores or are planning to stay for a while you may want to dress... More 

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Thank rick p
Vancouver Island
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

If you want a mid-morning snack or not too heavy lunch, this is for you. The prices are good, and the food tastes delicious. Everything is made in store. You can even buy something in the store and bring it upstairs to eat. Comfortable chairs or outside on the two balconies if you prefer. They've also got assorted knock knack... More 

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Thank shiroVancouverIsland
San Diego, California
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412 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014

I'm glad I don't live in Qualicum or I'd be here every day! We came here twice and got our favorite coffee drinks and some seriously awesome sweets. Of course we found things to buy each time that we couldn't live without. They are nice here and even when I carried up some food from the counter below to eat... More 

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canada
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142 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Usually stop up for a quick Chai Tea and maybe a muffin or scone on the go. They do however have many overstuffed chairs with seating and coffee table...cozy and a few tables in the back for larger visits.

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Thank netlie
NZ
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652 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Staff were super helpful and my de CAf was really tasty. A treat in comfortable surrounds overlooking the supermarket hub of activity. Friendly Qualicum Beach hospitality in abundance here at STEP ABOVE. recommended

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Memorial Avenue | QF head store, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach

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