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Perkins Coffee Company

Cafe, Canadian, American
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241 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G7, Canada
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am a regular here as they have wonderful homemade soups, nice size sandwiches, specialty items, yummy sweets and great coffee and tea's.

Thank Kimberly O
duncan bc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really great freshly made sandwiches and soup. and the pastries for dessert are very yummy. By the way the coffee is also wonderful. It is a typical coffee house look and right in the shopping area.

Thank yellow666
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first place we came across after parking. Toasted cheese scones were delicious. Americanos were also good. The place is not much to look at from the outside but it's the food that counts and they seem to have got that right. Great service too.

Thank derekm6
Renton, Washington
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128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We heard about the Nanaimo Bar and it sounded great and the picture on the front of the brochure looked delicious, so I carefully planned to have coffee and dessert after our museum visit. I wanted one of the traditional Bars – as there are so many choices in town with it served different ways. So I chose the Perkins... More 

Thank RonandJoan
Nanaimo, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

This place is always busy for good reason. They have great sandwiches and the best lemon loaf I have had anywhere.

Thank HungryKayaker
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

The place is always buzy for a reason.Coffees good and hot.Baked goods are always fresh. Great assortment of freshly made sandwhiches

Thank Nancy P
Zeballos, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

yummy drinks and scones- this is a lovely place to catch up with a friend and chat over some coffee and tea. On occasion parking can be challenging therefore I usually park at the parade and walk over.

Thank Rikki N
Victoria, Canada
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512 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Pastries (large muffins) and coffee fare. Eat in or to go items. Street parking can be hard to find. Coffee is fresh. Muffin and coffee is about $5.

Thank dennisjoanna
Lantzville, BC, Canada
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

This cool little coffee shop in downtown Nanaimo is consistently excellent. They have all kinds of freshly made soups, sandwiches, muffins, cookies - pretty much all the goodies you could ever wish for. Prices are good. Service is excellent from a happy and efficient staff. My favourite snack is a Golden Harvest muffin - yum! There is always a line-up,... More 

Thank Mel_Petr
Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I have never once given a 1 of 5 rating. I am so disappointed with Perkin's decision. I have recently learned that Perkin's has let go some of it's senior staff. Perkin's had some of the greatest staff who knew what I wanted and were genuinely interested on how I was doing on any given day. They've lost a 5... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, Canadian, American
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 241 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: 250-753-2582

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?