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Perkins Coffee Company

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241 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G7, Canada
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6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

Perkins can be relied upon for good coffee, nice feel, lots of locals coming in and out, good choice of food options.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
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Lantzville, BC, Canada
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This cool little coffee shop in downtown Nanaimo is consistently excellent. They have all kinds of freshly made soups, sandwiches, muffins, cookies - pretty much all the goodies you could ever wish for. Prices are good. Service is excellent from a happy and efficient staff. My favourite snack is a Golden Harvest muffin - yum! There is always a line-up,... More 

Thank Mel_Petr
Nanaimo, Canada
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never once given a 1 of 5 rating. I am so disappointed with Perkin's decision. I have recently learned that Perkin's has let go some of it's senior staff. Perkin's had some of the greatest staff who knew what I wanted and were genuinely interested on how I was doing on any given day. They've lost a 5... More 

3 Thank Brynn L
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for breakfast, coffee and lunch. The food is fresh and the Nanaimo Bars and baked items are fantastic.

Thank Gerda H
Nanaimo, Canada
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We are big fans of Perkins and have enjoyed their coffee periodically over the years. We purchased an Island Daily Deal ($10 for $20 of products), and unintentionally let it expire. I didn't realize this until I was standing in line to purchase a pound of their coffee beans and they told me they were no longer honouring the IDD... More 

3 Thank MizWine
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Perkins can be relied upon for good coffee, nice feel, lots of locals coming in and out, good choice of food options.

Thank janmomma
Nanaimo, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

A former favourite ... since the restaurant changed ownership earlier this year, quality of food and service has gone south. Went in today and ordered their house salad ... "none left" we were told ... "out of chick peas". Settled for a sandwich, which used to be on delicious fresh baked bread piled with meat and cheese. Today's version was... More 

2 Thank Deb8here
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Excellent services! Delicious food! Awesome coffee!!!!!!!!!!! Great location! Worth to come again! Price reasonable! Thank you very much!

Thank William W
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109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

My friend and I stopped in briefly to check out the gingerbread cookies as I've heard plenty of good things regarding them. I brought one home and had it set on the counter and my dad decided to help himself to it. All I heard from the next room was "WHERE ARE THESE FROM, THEY'RE DELICIOUS!" So despite me being... More 

Thank Janelle R
Boulder, Colorado
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392 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We stopped in to the shop on Commercial St . Lovely atmosphere and GREAT coffee w/a cranberry & white chocolate cookie. Even better than the Serious Coffee shops we had been patronizing. Deep deep flavors. Perfect.

Thank morewierd
Nanaimo, Canada
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

As well as good coffee, Perkins serves delicious baked goods - my personal favourite is the honey bran muffin - salads and sandwiches. A good place to meet a friend for coffee or a light lunch

Thank 29carfrae

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Restaurant Details

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

  • Cuisine: Cafe


Open Hours
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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