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Mad Chef Cafe

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444 Fifth Street, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-871-7622
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Um...Puff Pastry Perogies? With Brie?? Yes, Please!

Loved this place and enjoyed our lunch immensely. I opted for the puff pastry Perogies without lobster-(SO pleased that was an option) and summer berry side salad. Hubs ordered soup of the day, a funky sounding blend of bacon, banana and curry, and the chicken taco wrap. Delish! Service fast... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Outstanding food, and nicely presented. Very reasonably priced . The staff were very friendly . A wide range of choices on the menu Selection of fabulous Desserts

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Atmosphere left a bit to be desired, but food was delicious and service was friendly. Gluten free pizza crust was perfect!

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Loved this place and enjoyed our lunch immensely. I opted for the puff pastry Perogies without lobster-(SO pleased that was an option) and summer berry side salad. Hubs ordered soup of the day, a funky sounding blend of bacon, banana and curry, and the chicken taco wrap. Delish! Service fast, friendly and informative. I thought 2 Perogies sounded like a... More 

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Edmonton
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Four of us had lunch here, the food was good, the wait staff were attentive and the cost was reasonable. Not a bad place, would probably even eat here again, but not exceptional.

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McMinnville, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

So much creativity goes into the menu at Mad Chef! I love the selection, and delicious gluten free options available. I will definitely return on my next visit to Courtenay. Thanks, Mad Chef :)

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Royston, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were managing a booth for our local b&b assoc at 5th st Market Day so Mad Chef was perfect for dinner out. Our long time b&b guests were back and wanted to take us out for dinner after their biking day around the Comox Valley. They were able to take advantage of a 15% discount that our b&b assoc.... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The food at the Mad Chef was quite good and the salad was fresh. I didn't care for the extra charge quoted when requesting a Gluten free bun - $2.50 to replace the regular bun. A dollar yes as it is a special request, but I passed on both. Next we asked for hot sauce and was told $.50 extra.... More 

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canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I love the food here - flavorful and imaginative but the restaurant space is dark and noisy. They had such a sweet spot with an outdoor patio across the street and yes, they needed more space. But I used to go twice a month and now I go twice a year. The food is as good as ever but the... More 

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The food here is fresh, creative and reasonable. Over the years we have eaten here many times and always enjoy the meals or appetizers. This is absolutely one of our favorite places to eat.

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Sooke, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I visited this place for lunch recently. The pizza was fresh and tasted excellent. It had a nice thin crust, which is hard to find. The service was great, as was the atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 444 Fifth Street, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-871-7622

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

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