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The Zocalo Cafe and Gallery

208A 5th Street, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 1J6 , Canada
250 331 0933
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Ranked #40 of 117 restaurants in Courtenay
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Most recent review
- Jul 9, 2014
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73% Recommend
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English first
Courtenay, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A small menu but a taste of something different, interesting combos, often fine music, great teas, coffees and desserts Right downtown in Courtenay, lots of people watching and four blocks of cool and funky shops around. Great place for an afternoon sitdown while seeing the sights or a morning coffee while to get you going.

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Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Coffee is only fair. The regular coffee is better than the espresso for some reason. Friendly place to meet friends and just hang out. Food is ok but reasonable.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

After our visit at Farmer's Market we stopped in for a coffee. Nice atmosphere for family and friends. Serves light lunches. Busy place. We had coffee and fresh lemon muffin.

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Ontario
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I love the Zocalo - it has delicious food & drinks, good prices, and a nice atmosphere. The food is really some of the best value, particularly on the weekends. There are often cool events happening here, too. I only wish it were open later from Sun.-Wed.

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Spokane, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We enjoyed some time here while we were hanging out downtown on our vacation. There was live music, and comfortable seating. It was light and bright with lots of windows. The service and coffe were good, but I would probably go back mostly for the atmosphere.

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Edmonton, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We joined friends for a visit to the Zocalo Cafe to enjoy coffee and jazz last Friday. The trio (female vocalist, guitar, & double bass) was very good. Hot apple cider a tad sweet but others thoroughly enjoyed their coffee and herbal tea. I'd highly recommend a stop here, especially on Friday evenings from fall till spring (which, as I... More

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Victoria, Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The coffee was average, the food I could've made at home for 1/4 of the price and the service was mumbled and sub-par. There are many fantastic cafes on the island that support local causes and have a green focus. This one comes with a complimentary eye roll at how naive you (the consumer) are and what a bother it... More

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Courtenay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I really their selection of tea's and coffee's. The breakfasts are very good and service is good. The live entertainment is fun to listen to but it is always too loud, and you can't visit with anyone during the live music.

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Courtenay, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

the boss there is the most rude person she has no respect for her costumers and her employees. she will fire some of her coworkers so her niece can have more hours ( rude right?) i will never go to this restaurant their food is awful it taste like its been in a microwave i hope the boss reads this... More

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Courtenay, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I attended a poetry reading night (that featured a special Middle Eastern Dinner). I didn't plan it ahead time, but ended up at the mike. The food was (always is) good, the servers are friendly and efficient and the coffee - well - is great.

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