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Jam Cafe

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542 Herald St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1S6, Canada
778-440-4489
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Alexandria, Virginia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am not breakfast person - let's start there. My husband lives for breakfast, so I go along, drink my coffee and plot our day. I had some of the best breakfast meals of my life in Victoria. This place had charming decor, maps and interesting historical pieces that I would decorate a restaurant, or B&B with, if I was... More 

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Calgary
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were vacationing in Victoria with friends who have multiple allergies (eggs, dairy, gluten) that affect almost all breakfast dishes and the cooks were able to modify multiple dishes on the menu - it was so great that during our 4 day stay we went for breakfast/brunch twice!! Highly recommend!! Yes there is a line up, but go early, bring... More 

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Lynbrook
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115 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

No disappointment here..... Great service, fresh food and good coffee. Terrific wall decorations add a quirky ambiance. This is a popular spot so you may have to wait to get in. Turnover is well managed because the service is that good.

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Thank Stephanie M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I am obsessed with breakfast and I experienced the best breakfast I have ever had at Jam Cafe! So many unique dishes with crazy amounts of flavour. Everything was perfectly cooked, service was impeccable and drinks were to die for. I highly recommend trying be pulled pork pancakes and the candied bacon caesar. Totally worth the giant line up!!!

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Thank Suzanne R
Victoria, Canada
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105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a short wait on a Tuesday late morning....and glad we did line up.Super service and huge portions prepared very well.

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Thank Paul E
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went here for brunch and were very impressed with the menu options, prices, large portions and great flavours. Very busy so it took a while for us to be seated, and service was a bit slow, but we thought it was worth the wait. Ill go back next time I'm in town and try out a few more things.

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Thank Alexis T
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have gone to Jam a few times over the past 2yrs for breakfast and have always had a great experience. Only downside that it is so good and popular there is usually a short wait to get a table. You line up outside but the food and service always make up for it.

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Thank Mike B
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic breakfast but had to get there early as queues are quick to form. Great service and fantastic food. The pancakes defeated the kids

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Thank RSimonFoster
Morgan Hill, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend recommended we come here. Wow, so glad we did. We arrived at 7:50am on Sunday morning and got in line for when the place opens at 8. We barely made it in, and maybe 5 more people after us got in. Definitely get there early or prepare for a LONG wait. There were so many delicious options on... More 

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Victoria, BC
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for brunch with my daughter who suggested we arrive early due to the restaurant's popularity. Although there was a lineup, it was efficiently handled by attentive staff and the food was definitely worth the 10 minute wait. The interior of the restaurant is cozy and warmly decorated with wood finishings, including a great old-style wooden bar that we chose... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 542 Herald St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1S6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: 778-440-4489

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