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Arts Cafe Inc

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Chowder, Sandwiches, Soups
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1-147 Harrison Avenue, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2G5, Canada
+1 250-951-0888
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout
Description: Cafe featuring fresh homemade soups and quiche. All soups, salads and...
Cafe featuring fresh homemade soups and quiche. All soups, salads and wraps are made to order. Daily specials, daily special burger, baked goods made on site.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect stop over for breakfast and lunch

Good breakfast and very nice choice of diffent sandwiches and soups all freshly made. Very entertaining service! Would return any time. Swiss Quality provided by local Canadian, impressive! Thanks

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Phil R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Good breakfast and very nice choice of diffent sandwiches and soups all freshly made. Very entertaining service! Would return any time. Swiss Quality provided by local Canadian, impressive! Thanks

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We were looking for a lunch place in Parksville after taking a walk at Rathtrevor and came across this cafe. I had a shrimp/avocado wrap and my husband had a salmon sandwich. Both were tasty. We will be back.

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Parksville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

His sous and sandwiches are all good. Has a regular menu and daily special soups and sandwiches. We are regulars.

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Parksville
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Like good coffee??? Who Doesn't !! "ART'S Cafe".....on Stewart Ave...will give you not only a great cup of rich Italian dark roast ( 2nds are Free!!) but a latte or cappo. that captures the old world cafe spirit..... Hungry? Who Isn't !! ......You must have the Rueben on rye with swiss cheese....a huge dill pickle, sauerkraut and finger-lickin' Montreal smoked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

A very pleasant culinary surprise. An unexpected find of charming conversation and delicious food, surrounded by a maintained gallery of local artists. Unchained and unique.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We enjoyed a delicious lunch with homemade soup and sandwiches. The fresh tasting ingredients used were obvious. The owners obviously take pride in their customers having a great experience as they were very welcoming & able to answer questions about the food. We would recommend this quirky café!!

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Parksville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My favourite and one of the best coffee/breakfast or lunch stops in Parksville. Forget the franchises and get some real, home-made food that is always fresh, delicious and served with a warm, friendly, genuine smile. Daily specials are great with 3 daily soups - imaginative, heart-warming and big flavours - try the Chicken Curry - fabulous on a damp day.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I stopped in on my way down the island. I liked the affordable, fresh, and well made products off the normal "fast food" program. The soup was made by the owner, the sandwich was fresh and well prepared. The owners were polite and truly cared that the meal met my expectations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My husband and I met a friend for a light lunch in Parksville. I'd checked TripAdvisor for reviews and had initially selected Bread and Honey based on the ratings, but upon learning they were closed (on a Saturday in a tourist town? Go figure!) I moved down the list and made a good choice in selecting Art's Cafe. As soon... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

After overpriced Tofino it was a delight to drive south and find this café in Parksville offering good, honest light fare at affordable prices. Lots of choice in wraps and sandwiches. I enjoyed a spicy Thai chicken wrap but it all looked good. The friendly owners make it a special place. I hope to return.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1-147 Harrison Avenue, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2G5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Parksville
  • Phone Number: +1 250-951-0888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 10
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Sandwiches, Soups

Description

Cafe featuring fresh homemade soups and quiche. All soups, salads and wraps are made to order. Daily specials, daily special burger, baked goods made on site.
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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