Um, well, unfortunately the coffee shop was too small for our purposes. There's only about a dozen seats and at least 8 of them were taken. There were about 12 of us, so we took over the lobby of the hotel, but we weren't allowed to have food out there, just our coffees. The Bakery selection was very limited(but I didn't try any of it anyway). Coffees were nice. It was suggested afterwards that the Grand Hotel would have been the better choice. Ah well.
We did start the day with some lousy weather, but it brightened up and by lunchtime we had the kids out on the lawns. just got home, and a pretty tight schedule, dep. 5:30 am home 8:30 pm, with only the RBCM and a tour of the Parliment Buildings. Victoria really is not a reasonable day trip.