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Hilary's Artisan Cheese

Main street, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #4 of 13 Restaurants in Cowichan Bay
Cuisines: Canadian
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English first
Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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San Jose
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173 reviews 173 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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global/local
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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vancouver, canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Thetis Island, Canada
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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North Vancouver, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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London, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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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Nanaimo, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 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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Address: Main street, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cowichan Bay
Cuisine: Canadian

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