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Jam Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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542 Herald St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1S6, Canada
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It really is a shame about the queue for this place but it's only because the food is so great! Really try and get there early if you're going and by the time you get you'll be happy to eat anything but don't give up because the food is worth it and you won't be leaving hungry. Plus the staff... More 

Thank Marcuzz0
Coquitlam, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was good and the portions are decent. We had to wait long with many others in line to get in, but the queue was to be expected. If it wasn't for the pancakes we would have probably gone elsewhere. While the flavour and quality are excellent, we just wish that there can be less of a wait.

Thank loydackerman11
Salt Lake City, Utah
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed the fun and eclectic atmosphere of This place. It came recommended and did not disappoint. The servings were large enough that we took food to go. I didn't have the pancakes, but the table next to us did and they looked amazing!! Our waitress was very friendly and attentive.

Thank Jekela
Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Jam Cafe is a super popular all day breakfast restaurant (open til 3 pm). They also serve lunch but I came specifically for their famous breakfast menu. My favourite TV program “You Gotta Eat Here” has featured Jam Cafe in an episode. Jam was one of the first spots I ate at on my week long Victoria get away. It... More 

Thank Ruveens_Reservations
Anacortes, Washington
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great menu great food and the only reason I can't give it 5 stars because when you see a waitress coughing sneezing and sniffling as she brings out food to other people , brings out a little bit of revulsion. Compounded when you are told that she is using a sanitizer , find out later it's just a town she's... More 

Thank Bill B
Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely setting, great food & service. The food here was really good & value for the money was worth it. Some of the best hash browns in the city. Service here is always friendly.

Thank Karen B
Medicine Hat, Canada
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes this place is popular, good thing there was only 2 of us that went to eat because there was a line up at 8:45am. It's small, crowded and busy (noisy). It had a quaint interior and efficient staff but overall the food didn't blow us away. It was a good breakfast, big portions, fairly large selection of items. The... More 

Thank Christy G
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time someone new visits this city, I always take them to Jam. I might possibly be trying to sway family and friends to move here based on the amazing things that we get to eat; Jam is always a point in favour! There's not much to say that others haven't already (I just wanted to add my 5 stars):... More 

Thank ladh7
Parksville, Canada
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119 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the very best breakfast restaurant in Victoria! Bar none. Opens at 8 until 3. The only drawback is that after about 10:30 AM you will be in a line up that may require 10-15 minutes. Reservations are not available. The dishes are flavourful and imaginative and very satisfying.

Thank Bomani
Ottawa, Canada
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112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well so far this is the best breakfast we have had. We arrived at 840am left at 945am and wow what a line up when we left. No one at the door when we arrived so we just took the first table we found, in end you are to wait to be seated even there was no sign. Coffee was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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?