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500 North Road, Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada
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7:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Twice in one day!

Well, maybe was because it was the only coffee place that was open, but the fact is, it was good. I enjoyed a tasty cup of decaf Anericano and a muffin at noon and at 3:30, a delicious cup of Early Grey tea and a chocolate chip and pecan cookie. It was hopping at noon and by closing people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well, maybe was because it was the only coffee place that was open, but the fact is, it was good. I enjoyed a tasty cup of decaf Anericano and a muffin at noon and at 3:30, a delicious cup of Early Grey tea and a chocolate chip and pecan cookie. It was hopping at noon and by closing people lingered... More 

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Thank trek1canada
Victoria, Canada
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ideal indoor and outdoor space to enjoy a coffee and snack. Friendly staff and customers in great location and they make a nice "Traditional Cappuccino" Sydney served us in a professional and friendly manner which made our visit memorable. We will go again for sure. "Thanks Sydney" Highly recommended.

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Thank melski2015
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome, would go back. Just had a caramel lattee but all their treats looked amazing and their food menu looked awesome .

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Thank Nicolasa B
Gabriola Island, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Very good coffee shop, with a variety of baked goods, light lunches, and breakfasts. Summer also has a good variety of ice cream.

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Thank Lynn S
Gabriola Island, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Coffee is perfect. It's a popular local "go to" place and in the summer there is a pleasant patio, good panini sandwiches, interesting soups

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Thank joyceyb2015
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

If this restaurant is three out of eight on Gabriola island I feel sorry for the people who live there. The food we had wasnt even mediocre. The soup was only luke warm and tasted more like bland hospital broth. The sandwiches we had the bread was stale, the cheese had an off taste and the lettuce and tomato were... More 

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Thank Robert L
Sichuan, China
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This is a great place to come to for that favorite coffee/tea break. Lots of variety and quality in both food and drink. We come here often.

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Thank Evepet
Gabriola Island, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Wonderful, kind, helpful and friendly staff. Great atmosphere, nice social setting, nice open concept Cafe'. Should be first stop for anyone wanting a great first impression of Gabriola hospitality. Gabriola residents are some of the kindest people I have ever encountered.

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Thank Phil H
New Westminster, Canada
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Had a great Chai tea latte and a peanut butter cookie. The place was compfy. Only problem was the young gal who served us was not that friendly. I also noticed she was cleaning the bathrooms while serving customers too. She did wear rubber gloves but the way she removed them was not good and she didn't wash her hands.

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Thank TedUsher
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114 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for coffee, I ordered Americano double shot, was not strong enough, it had a bitter undertone and I feel it needed another shot of expresso, to have the full bodied, Americano. My partner had the 3 shots, and said it was good. Others seem to enjoy their Smoothies, so probably a good choice. We didnt eat here... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 North Road, Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Gabriola Island

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm

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