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Arbutus Cafe

195 Kenneth St, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 1N5, Canada
(250) 746-5443
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English first
Victoria, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

S one of our favorite places to go for lunch EDIT DINER FROM VANCOUVER ISLAND • Deedeem • 3 Reviews we were out of power in Youbou so we thought we would drive into Duncan for lunch! the traffic was horrid because the power to our surprise was out in Duncan as well! no where to have lunch because every... More

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Victoria
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Used to go to this place many years ago. The food is very good and the atmosphere is as well. Simple but done well. Will return as the place makes you feel welcome and upon leaving you feel nourished.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The Arbutus cafe is a casual restaurant, serving home-made comfort food for breakfast and lunch. It is always very busy, so go early. The food is tasty and the dish portions are generally large & satisfying. Seating is in 3 areas, including an outside area. Booths,a lunch-counter and tables inside, tables outside on a street-side patio.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

We pop in here quite often for lunch. Our favourite is the avocado vegi sandwich. Portions generous, fries home cut. Great staff.

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Duncan, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Arbutus is an institution in Duncan. Great basic food (burgers, sandwiches, stir fries, etc.) in a homey nieghborhood setting. Good, friendly service. Out favorite in downtown Duncan.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My husband and I were looking for a place to eat breakfast in Duncan, BC so we took a stroll through town and found this little old time restaurant. It was like going back in time. The food was all fresh and home made, we weren't disappointed with our, Breakfast. Large portions and the staff were great. They greater their... More

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Courtenay, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This place doesn't seem to have changed much in decades. There are a lot of regulars who seem to be fixtures. If you want an olde time breakfast, try this place. Good, efficient waitress!

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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The Monte Cristo sandwich was great - I'd go back across the country to have another. Back in January '15 - see you then!

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Duncan, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Don't let the building stop you from going in. The food is great and the servings large. Good breakfasts and burgers.

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Victoria, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I used to enjoy the Arbutus Cafe when I lived in the area, but haven't been in years. I just phoned to find out if they were open tomorrow(Sunday) of Remembrance Day long weekend as I'll be up that way, and the man who answered the phone was very short with his answer and hung up on me! I have... More

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Address: 195 Kenneth St, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 1N5, Canada
Phone Number: (250) 746-5443
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Duncan

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