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John's Place Restaurant

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723 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N9, Canada
(250) 389-0711
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 262
    Excellent
  • 179
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great!

We decided to try John's Place after reading they had great eggs benedict. I order that and my boyfriend ordered the waffles. They were both delicious. We also had a slice of the blueberry white chocolate cheesecake and it was amazing. The service was great and very friendly and the food arrived... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Becki D
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We decided to try John's Place after reading they had great eggs benedict. I order that and my boyfriend ordered the waffles. They were both delicious. We also had a slice of the blueberry white chocolate cheesecake and it was amazing. The service was great and very friendly and the food arrived quickly. We are going back tomorrow!

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Victoria, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Popular spot for breakfast/brunch amongst Victoria locals. My last experience was an early morning breakfast a couple of years ago so it was time to revisit the local favourite. This time was for a late, early afternoon brunch. Considering we (party of 3) didn't arrive until around 1:30 pm the place was still hopping busy and understood that we would... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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126 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

John's Place is a wonderful restaurant! The atmosphere and super friendly staff keep you coming back for more! The brunch food, in particular the Eggs Bennys, are to die for! Sadly the other meals (pasta, Asian soup etc) are fairly mediocre. However, if you stick to brunch you'll be back for more. My favorite is the Chorizo Sausage Benny on... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Although the food is also very good, the staff is what makes it outstanding. Our waitress was sweet and cool, and the guy ( waiter??) was exceptional. We visited with our kids and upon leaving we were presented with a fresh loaf of home made bread. How sweet is this??? It was nicely wrapped, still warm. The atmosphere is very... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were looking for a great place for breakfast one hungry mining. Although there was a big queue and wait to get in ( always a good .sign) we were seated quickly enough. We were served by Jackie who was one of the nicest people I've ever met. So attentive and extremely friendly. Would highly recommend this place and cannt... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This place was fun. We went for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning. Yummo with very huge plates of food. The eggs benny were fab - I am so glad I ordered a half order. The meatloaf breakfast was huge. Service was great and we had fun with our server. Sunday was good but service was not as good as... More 

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Warrenton, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

More comfortable than your grandma's kitchen and at least as delicious - John's Place is the embodiment of dining cool! The ONLY place for breakfast in Victoria!

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North Bay
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18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

You know you found the right place for breakfast when you see the locals lining up before it opens at 8 on a Sunday morning, by the time we were done eating the place was packed. The corned beef hash was great. If you want a great breakfast while visiting Victoria come here...early, or risk waiting in line.

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Washington State
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had breakfast here on a Saturday morning after about a 30 minute wait. The food was delicious. We had a veggie Benedict with tomato and asparagus, and a Belgian waffle. The waffle was light and fluffy, and it was worth the extra dollar or two to get real maple syrup with it. The downside to this place is it is... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This place is so unique! the décor is fun and interesting the staff are just as interesting, the food is great! I had the waffles with cream cheese syrup! sooo good! the menu looks good, but I had to try the waffles and the desserts looked good, mile high cheese cakes! price is right and easy to find walking distance... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 723 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (250) 389-0711

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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