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Cafe Brie

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Cafe, Canadian
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5-177 Second Ave W | Qualicum Beach, BC,, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2N5, Canada
+1 250-594-2526
09:00 - 17:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 23:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit of old world charm in the cozy little coffee shop and patio. This is our go to coffee stop whenever we are in town for tea/coffee and a light lunch or homemade treat. The other day we had ordered their lunch special of a very tasty homemade tomato soup and a perfectly grilled cheese sandwich. With a beverage... More 

Thank Barb H
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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183 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

This little coffee shop, hidden down at the end of a little courtyard, has its charm. The coffee is very good, especially the mocha. We thought by the name of the coffee shop that it would have a 'French' touch. The sandwiches, however, are called 'panini' but are served on 'naan' bread - somewhat confusing. The fillings slip around on... More 

Thank dhughesehansen
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

The food here was tasty and well-prepared. The potato cheddar soup was flavourful without being overwhelmed by cheese. The brie salad with chicken had REAL roasted chicken, not some prepared meat. Both were generous portions. The tea choices were lovely. This little restaurant was a delightful find after too many meals on the coast that were overpriced with over-garliced food.

Thank BCCanTraveller
Nanaimo, Canada
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110 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Very quaint place but on the smaller size. Same for the menu but if you like something a bit different for lunch , do try it. It is located in the inner courtyard across from Giovanni's.

Thank J T
Tacoma, Washington
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

This cute little shop is off the main road, but is perfect. This food is classic - cheddar potato soup, deluxe grilled cheese, etc. I highly recommend when you want a break from rich, fancy restaurant food. This is a great lunch stop.

Thank Lauren_Adelle
Parksville, Canada
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125 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

It is a small coffee house that serves coffees, soups and sandwiches. We had paninis and salad. The portions are large and the plating is ordinary. I had a Californian club, with chicken, avocado and bacon, and it looked tasty. but it was very bland.The service is fine, but not outstanding. I may have a coffee there in the future,... More 

1 Thank normpimm
Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Hiding in the Carriage Lane Arcade is a very quiet and quaint little café. We sat beside the fire place in a couple of comfy chairs and enjoyed a great mug of well-made coffee along with a scrumptious scone of huge proportions and a delicious muffin. A great little café to have a decent coffee and homemade meals. Well worth... More 

Thank Seva A
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Loved the ambience, the service, the food, the menu was extensive, fish dishes are always great and comfort with style is evident.

Thank gayle b
Victoria, Canada
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155 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

In a courtyard tucked away.Great fresh coffee and a freshly made blueberry scone--yum! "The boys" come here regularly--hear the latest gossip about Qualicum Beach.

Thank Ben L
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

We were told that milk doesn't foam on a rainy day so they couldn't properly prepare a cappuccino! And she was kinda rude about it. Coffee wasn't very good at all and it took 25min to get.

1 Thank Kootenayranger

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Cafe, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Open Hours
23:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-177 Second Ave W | Qualicum Beach, BC,, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2N5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 250-594-2526
Welcome to Cafe Brie, a unique hidden gem with a european flair. Located in the downtown village of Qualicum Beach, Cafe Brie is nestled in the lovely Carriage Lane.. Soups, lunches and a decadent assortment of desserts & pastries are available.

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