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Mom's Cafe

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Family Fare, Diner
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2036 Shields Rd, Sooke, British Columbia V9Z 0P6, Canada
(250) 642-3314
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great lunch, fun atmosphere

We have eaten lunch here twice and both times had a very good meal. The décor is just like a diner from the 150s – very interesting. The portions are large and service is very quick. The waitresses are friendly and efficient. Yesterday I ordered a vegan sandwich with a green salad and that was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
josensei
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Sidney, Canada
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  • Families with children
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English first
Sidney, Canada
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We have eaten lunch here twice and both times had a very good meal. The décor is just like a diner from the 150s – very interesting. The portions are large and service is very quick. The waitresses are friendly and efficient. Yesterday I ordered a vegan sandwich with a green salad and that was a bit of a mistake,... More 

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at sea
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132 reviews 132 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Mom's cafe has been around for eternity. I am sure there was a restaurant there when goldminers were digging north of Sooke...the fact that the parking lot is always full and it is quite often a hive of activity, always indicates that there is overall satisfaction from customers. Mom's is known for basic good ole downhome cooking. Meatloaf, liver and... More 

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Hamilton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Mom's Cafe is one of the busiest eateries in town and many locals head here for daily specials and good quality eats! Lots of food on your plate, well prepared and quick too. Their apple pie ($7 a slice) is a meal in itself and worth the price. They use 35 apples in each pie! Mountain high pie!! :-)

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My wife and I come here a couple times a year. Always enjoy the food and atmosphere. Atmosphere is kind of 50-60's. I've never left hungry. One of the days, I'm going to stop in just for the desert. The Apple pie has up to 40 apples. I've never had enough room left to have any. They serve breakfast till... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Fantastic service / meal / and atmosphere! Just like going back home to your own Mom's place when we were kids!

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Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great location for a home cooked meal! Start your day with a hearty breakfast where the kitchen staff caters to your dietary needs. Great lunch and dinner menus with daily specials. Leave room for a piece of homemade pie...big enough for sharing!

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Victoria, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

If you want to eat once in the morning and not eat again till dinner then this is a good way to start your day. Order a pancake with whatever else you like for breakfast and you should be set. Nothing fancy here, but solid food.

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Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We ventured out on "Family Day" to enjoy breakfast together. We ended up at Mom's cafe and left with a satisfied full belly. A great menu with lots of choices, friendly atmosphere. We plan to go back but next time for the pie!

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Edmonton, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Took my Daughter and Granddaughter to Mom's Cafe for supper last night. The food and service are excellent. Salmon Chowder is Awesome...nice and Thick. Club Sandwich is great, Turkey carved off the bird adds to this great sandwich. Daughter had a Salad that was huge and looked great, I was surprised she got through it. Granddaughter had the Hot Dog...which... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

Had the meatloaf that came on garlic toast with mushroom gravy. In a feeble attempt to balance it into a healthy meal I had the side salad that comes with it. It was a decent sized portion and I initially hoped to have leftovers to bring home. Alas I could not stop eating as it was so GD delicious !!!!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2036 Shields Rd, Sooke, British Columbia V9Z 0P6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Sooke
  • Phone Number: (250) 642-3314

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Family Fare, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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