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Discovery Coffee

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600 Discovery Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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I stopped in at the Blanshard Street location this morning for an Americano on my way to work. I ordered, tipped 15% and sat down to leaf through the paper, and then walked back to get my coffee where a few others were waiting. Everyone took their orders and my Americano hadn't been made. I stood... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Sarah M
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I stopped in at the Blanshard Street location this morning for an Americano on my way to work. I ordered, tipped 15% and sat down to leaf through the paper, and then walked back to get my coffee where a few others were waiting. Everyone took their orders and my Americano hadn't been made. I stood there for a full... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

As i walked towards the store there was this overwhelming smell of coffee beans being roasted- but not in the good way. It smelt like the instant coffee roastery I used to live near that would make the most disgusting instant coffee. I walked in and was pleasantly surprised to have a good coffee. Not amazing 10/10- but good enough... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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63 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

James Bay on Menzies Street next to the Laundry Mat. Great little shop that plays old music from the 50's and 60's on actual records. Decor looks antique with wooden tables and cabinets. Coffee is tasteful along with fresh baking, I enjoyed a pumpkin muffin with my London Fog. Great service.

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Small quiet cafe that has a following of loyal customers. Just wish they have better and fresher snacks to go with the excellent coffee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We spent two days in Victoria for our anniversary. When I'm out of town I like to find a coffee shop locals hang out at. A receptionist at the Laurel Inn where we were staying recommended Discovery Coffee, a short walk from the hotel in a neighborhood. An awesome soy latte both mornings to start my day. My husband had... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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99 restaurant reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I found the coffee a bit bitter but it was fresh and hot, just not to my taste. I kind of find $3.75 a bit ridiculous especially when that is all they have to offer and this was Sunday at 2 pm so not even closing time. The staff was very friendly and outgoing. It is a good street view... More 

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Mpls
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I had their excellent Earl Grey doughnut and a latte. Very cool-looking place with somewhat of a hipster clientele and feel. But friendly-hip, not off-putting, snubby hip. Very beautiful and comfortable setting - even the bathroom seemed like a place I could hang out a while.

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Cool little coffee shop a few blocks from the parliament building. They make an excellent Americano and have tasty bakery items that are so fresh that sometimes they are still warm. A vinyl record is always playing to add to the quaint atmosphere.

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I was introduced to this hive of busy business people all holding small one-on-one meetings, by a client of mine. She told me it was a good place and she was not wrong. We sat at one of the quaint tables, repurposed from an old singer sewing machine table. The stream of clients kept coming and going and I had... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Nice dark roasted espresso, fantastic foam on my cappuccino. The room is beautiful with a refreshingly classic look in a world of hipster clones.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 600 Discovery Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?