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“Unique setting, really great food, live music every night” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tree-House Cafe

Tree-House Cafe
106 Purvis Lane, British Columbia V8K 2S5, Canada
+1 250-537-5379
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Price range: $9 - $21
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We are passionate about serving delicious, wholesome food prepared from scratch. Our cafe is located in the heritage cottage next to Mouat’s in the heart of Ganges village on beautiful Salt Spring Island. We are a one of a kind restaurant and music venue with live music under the stars every night of the summer featuring some of the best live music you will hear anywhere.
Kansas City, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Unique setting, really great food, live music every night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011

We love Tree-House and have been eating there for years. This year in particular I feel they had reached a new level of dining: better quality dishes with more variety. They have amazing salads - so fresh and full of sprouts, julienned carrots, crisp greens, sunflower seeds etc, they have great sandwiches and the freshest fish dishes. This is a place I often get tofu even though I'm not a vegetarian - its well prepared and full of flavor. But they do offer chicken, fish etc

The setting is so unique because the seating area of the restaurant has no walls and is built around a tree. There are canopies though so you can dine there even if its raining. On a beautiful summer day on Salt Spring Island, its a great place to be!

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nanaimo, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
“Great Food in a Cool Setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2010

The only way you can go wrong at the Treehouse is if you sit out in their new covered patio in the middle of winter ... you'll be cold! But otherwise you'll love this creative and artsy place. It's perfect for a Salt Spring Island visit. And the three times I ate there - I had nothing but excellent food. There are plenty of great vegetarian choices as well as other fare. In the winter their soups are AMAZING! Flavours you wouldn't think would go together are combined for a great taste experience. Personally I think it's a must visit when you're on the Island.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Salt Spring Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Creative tiny space with real charm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2010

You've got to have an open mind to get Tree House. The restaurant building itself is a tiny antique storehouse, I think, and has barely enough room to stand up in. But they've built (and finally enclosed) a substantial deck space out of curvy handfitted arbutus branches. It's almost a fantasy environment. The atmosphere is EXTREMELY casual but exceeds expectations.

Delicious food and a real surprise how many menu items they can produce in such a ridiculously tiny kitchen. The soups and burgers are oddly good. It's always a pleasure to eat here.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Victoria
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Very Slow Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2010

The food is pretty good, but it's very slow on a Saturday lunchtime. Waited 20 mins to get in, then another 45mins for food to arrive.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver
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16 reviews 16 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Amazing food, fun staff and wonderful entertainment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2010

There is a delight selection on the menu for everyone, my friend is vegan and she was over the moon to find more than 8 choices for her to try.(she went for a squash stew that looked heavenly and smelled even better). The sandwiches are on the most glorious bread, cut thick and filled with the freshest ingredients,and the salads, mohitos and margaritas rocked.....as did the music in the evening.
Great place to eat, drink or just people watch in Ganges.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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