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Sandbar Cafe

6087 Island Highway W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2E2, Canada
778-424-9892
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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- Aug 19, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Burnaby, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Love the food - it's fresh and I just love the homemade feel of the gravy. The atmosphere was amazing - so close to the water and you can feel how clean the air is. Great local music playing.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stopped by this lovely cafe on way to the ferry. Had a great lunch...healthy portions, tasty food and super staff. Recommend it to anyone going to/through Qualicum Bay. Part of the restaurant also serves as an art gallery for local artists, and several nights a week local musicians come to play! Quite the community hub!

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Victoria, Canada
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

After having driven by this place many times, we finally stopped in early one morning. What a surprise! The cafe is well situated by the water and you can take in the view both inside or out on the pleasant patio. Our server was friendly and efficient. We opted for the traditional breakfast which featured very generous portions of tasty... More

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

When they put malt vinegar down, you hope they are good. Well I was not disappointed. Batter was a little heavy but generous portions. And wow great view

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Courtenay, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I arrived at around 4pm. Not a great time to expect a fresh lunch. I ordered the sushi and gomae special out of many possibles (including halibut and chips, oyster burger, bison burger... My dynamite roll (the special) had obviously been freshly assembled. The rice was slightly warm, the shrimp hot. The gomae salad had obviously been made with steamed... More

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Nanaimo, British Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Four of us ate there today. One lady had the chicken burger and said it was really tasty. Two of us discovered the sushi menu on the last page and odered Dynamite rolls, Tempura yam rolls and their California roll topped with Mango Puree and Avocado. Best sushi ever, fresh and so tasty. Prices were great and portion sizes were... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The previous viewer said the Sandbar Cafe wasn't there anymore but they are wrong. I'm camping just down the road and just drove by it and customers in the Cafe. Ate there a couple weeks ago and it was very good.

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Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stopped here for breakfast on our way home from Victoria and were surprised at how good it was. The pancakes were *very* good. Will definitely stop here again.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our first visit since the management change was a success. Good food, friendly and prompt service and reasonable prices, all in very pleasant surroundings. We each had a different dish and agreed that they were all very well prepared of ample size.

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Vancouver Island
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My husband and I came for dinner about a month ago on live music night. I was a bit hesitant to come back because the food had not at all impressed me in the past. But I decided to give it another try because of the way they support local artists/musicians. We were very pleasantly surprised. Our meals were very... More

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