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5415 Argyle St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 1T6, Canada
(250) 723-8811
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Best breakfast in town, probably.

This greasy-spoon-type restaurant is a haven for anyone who just wants good, normal food. You can watch your delicious home-style breakfast being made on the grill right in front of the counter, and the server and cook are smart, quick, and friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Lisa D
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Tofino, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I had come the the Blue Door in happy spirits... Smile on my face.. I've been a server for 14 years so I always make sure to actually greet the waitress with... You guessed it. A smile. It was kind of a dive ( but aren't all the good breakfast places ) She sat us with the most dismal smile... More 

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Thank Serena H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This greasy-spoon-type restaurant is a haven for anyone who just wants good, normal food. You can watch your delicious home-style breakfast being made on the grill right in front of the counter, and the server and cook are smart, quick, and friendly.

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1 Thank Lisa D
Montreal, Canada
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I am an early riser, usually I go for a jog, especially when visiting a new place. It helps me locate restaurants and attractions. On this trip however we rented a Mustang Convertible to drive Vancouver Island and it was a beautiful morning. With the top down I went looking to quench my thirst for a morning coffee. I happened... More 

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Thank sunfunrumchum
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

For consistently delicious breakfasts and a bit of banter with the owner, we return to this café whenever we are in Pt. Alberni. Seating is at 3 long shared tables or at the counter, food is plentiful & nutritious and Sheila, the owner, dishes up meals and retorts without garnishing either. Locals are greeted with humorous repartee. Don't expect to... More 

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Thank Barb S
Sechelt, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Nice cheery friendly little restaurant. Located at the Quay in Port Alberni. Good food and large servings. Friendly staff, reasonable prices. You couldn't ask for anything more. Locals love the place. Tourists who happen in have a great experience.

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Thank Hoss1951
Port Alberni
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Blue door is always a good place for homemade breakfast. Open early for the fishermen. A small town Cafe feel to it.

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Thank sylPortAlberni
Port Alberni, Canada
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161 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I go here when I want a hearty breakfast that is consistent. The atmosphere is a bit like a cafeteria (just big tables where you all sit together). Food is very consistent and reasonably priced.

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Thank helena218
Denmark
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The Blue Door Cafe is not fancy by any means. It is warm and inviting. The service is fast and friendly and the food is great. What more could a hungry person want? We sat by table indoor, (bad weather) but you can also sit at the counter facing the griddle where your food's being cooked. You can have eggs,... More 

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Port Alberni, Canada
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Clean, friendly, knowledgeable as to one's preferences. The cook/waitress/sous chef/local guide is personable. She may not know your name but she knows what you are likely to have to eat and will start it as she greets you with "The usual?" I stop by for brunch as often as I can. Prices are reasonable when compared to other restaurants in... More 

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Thank DADIG
Port Alberni, Canada
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Not great food, poor decor, and over priced.It looks trashy and dirty, and I think the owner is stressed and hates criticism.

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  • Address: 5415 Argyle St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 1T6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Port Alberni
  • Phone Number: (250) 723-8811

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