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241 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G7, Canada
250-753-2582
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6:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice spot for a break and coffee

I work downtown and I visit Perkin's usually twice a day. The coffee is ALWAYS hot and fresh. The service is very good, the front end staff know me by name and know what I like to have (I appreciate these things) Every now and again I get to Perkin's on the weekend for breakfast with my husband... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Brynn L
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I work downtown and I visit Perkin's usually twice a day. The coffee is ALWAYS hot and fresh. The service is very good, the front end staff know me by name and know what I like to have (I appreciate these things) Every now and again I get to Perkin's on the weekend for breakfast with my husband. He LOVES... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My husband & I drop by to warm up after a crisp walk around Nanaimo Harbour in the winter. It is a cozy port to have a hot beverage. My husband enjoys their coffee. I always have a hot chocolate or a steamed milk as I don't drink coffee or tea. I have not tried any of their pastries or... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I drink coffee in a lot of places with espresso machines, and professional baristas. Whenever I go back to Perkins, I think "yes, it really is this good!" I can't explain any better than that. You just have to try it for your self.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We just wanted a soup and sandwich lunch while in downtown Nanaimo. We looked at a few restaurant menus but they just didn't appeal to us on that day. We aw this little place and it was a very pleasant surprise. The slam chowder was made on site and the 1/2 sandwich was a meal. I had a ham sandwich... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Wish I could remember the name of the muffin -- Sunshine, maybe? It was "healthy" with carrot and the like, but TASTY! Good coffee too, in a convenient location on Commercial Street.

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Nanaimo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Fresh food - sandwiches and deserts which are ready to go. The coffee is hot and the staff are friendly and helpful. Good value for the money and in a great downtown location.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We happened upon Perkins because we were staying at the Best Western and missed the breakfast service. A quick walk away was Perkins and it was a nice treat. The coffee was great and they had a nice selection of muffins, scones, and other baked goods. The girls working there were friendly & helpful.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My family and I stayed in Nanaimo for ~3 days and this became my parents' "go to" coffee place in the morning. They open early and even started to recognize my dad and brew up a pot of decaf for my mom. They also have great pastries and food. Living in New York City I'm a bit skeptical when other... More 

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Vancouver Island, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a great place to go for lunch - great sandwiches, great baking, great atmosphere. The staff is very friendly, the prices are reasonable.

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Port Alberni, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This is the best place in Nanaimo to go for speciality coffees, teas, chocolate, etc. Also has amazing bakery goods - their Nanaimo bars are an experience nothing like the stuff you can buy in grocery stores. They are big, chunky, and flavorful. Great soups and sandwiches, too. The only knock is that it closes at 4 or 5 pm... More 

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Additional Information about Perkins Coffee Company

Address: 241 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G7, Canada
Phone Number: 250-753-2582
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
Open Hours:
Monday 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisine: Cafe

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 241 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: 250-753-2582

Price and Cuisine

  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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