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Hilary's Artisan Cheese

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Main street, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Amazing Brunch at Hilary's

My wife and I had a wonderful Brunch at Hilary's Artisan Cheese on Sunday. The information on Urban Spoon is incorrect. They are definitely open on Sundays for Brunch. Since their renovation the place has a really friendly and welcoming vibe. Our server, Chey was most informative and we settled... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2014
Doug C
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Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, Canada
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Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My wife and I had a wonderful Brunch at Hilary's Artisan Cheese on Sunday. The information on Urban Spoon is incorrect. They are definitely open on Sundays for Brunch. Since their renovation the place has a really friendly and welcoming vibe. Our server, Chey was most informative and we settled in for a decandent meal. There were 5 features on... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My daughter and I happen to be in Cowichan Bay and were told by the Seafood store this was worth trying. To our delight, we were pleased with the outstanding soup and sandwich. Terrific staff with great sense of humour. Benjamin the chef is so enthusiastic and was a delight to meet. We will certainly be back again. Just one... More 

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Thank hunco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Our driving tour took us to Cowichan Bay very late in the day on a beautiful sunny autumn Saturday. We popped into Hilary's for a quick soup and sandwich as we knew we were having a late supper. They had been so busy that day, they had nothing left. When we said we had planned to share a sandwich they... More 

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Thank 100countries_or_bust
global/local
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Great food, wonedrful cheeses. Try their location on Fort St. in Victoria if you can't get to Cowichan Bay.

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Thank latgirl
vancouver, canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Loved the different aged cheddar a and goat cheeses. We tried the 8 year old apple smoked and red pepper cream cheese and the garlic cream cheese. It was all so good with our prawns

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1 Thank brownbebe
Thetis Island, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

It's hard to find a cute little cafe that has character and charm as well as great food. Hilary's cheese has it all. We walked in to an amazing smell of fresh homemade soup simmering on the stove top, and a roaring wood burning stove. The perfect spot for a relaxed lunch on a crisp February afternoon. We enjoyed a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Hilary's is a wonderful spot. For a homemade soup with heavenly bread and cheeses of your choice...warm up on a cold foggy day and watch the marina life and docks. The gulls and the ocean are there to enliven your mealtime! watch gulls shelling clams...eagles trying to catch pigeons off the rooftops...you name it. It's like a VERY large tv... More 

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1 Thank Kerrista
Port Moody, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

This gem is in the heart of Cowichan Bay and is owned by none other than Hilary. He (yes, HE) has a vast array of cheese for purchases but also has other locally made products for sale in the front of the shop. In the back is a cafe where you can have sandwiches made-to-order and delicious soups. Don't miss... More 

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Thank JDBradshaw
Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We have never met a cheese we didn't like at Hilary's. Our favourite is their goat cheese. Great soup and sandwiches also.

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Thank carolp1577
Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Stopped at Hilary's Cheese for lunch based on recommendations. The staff was friendly, the room cozy, and the lovely view of Salt Spring Island and the marina made me feel like I was in Nova Scotia, Maine, or even Italy. This added to the experience. The sandwiches we had were Turkey and Havarti cheese. The baguette was fresh, the cucumber... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main street, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cowichan Bay

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  • Cuisine: Canadian

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