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552 Pandora Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N7, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice and large coffee place with big windows to the outside world. The service is fast and the product is great. One word of advice, this place has some strong espresso, if you're one those people easily effected by caffeine, maybe go with the one or two shot options instead of a full 4 shots, unless you... More 

Thank Jeffrey H
victoria, bc, canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The baristas talk about the various coffees like others talk about the nuances of wine. If you love excellent coffee, maybe even call yourself a coffee snob, I think this is your shop.

Thank paddyincanada
Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great coffee place with good snacks with a very casual atmosphere, casual seating, no rushing. Friendly staff and GREAT COFFEE, a place where all ages mingle without the feeling being rushed so that you feel yo have to leave immediately... love it.

Thank bfenlon
Saskatchewan, Canada
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

They serve really good coffee. It is a coffee shop, and it's good, no it is really good. (100 words required for the review).

Thank buceriasgirl
Whitehorse, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Even though this seems like a hipster coffee joint, it caters to all kinds in the heart of Victoria. My daughter introduced me to it and she is a serious coffee snob. No fancy mixed stuff for her. Just good, strong coffee please. The coffee here is rich and strong so, if you are a Tim Horton's fan, you won't... More 

Thank 926rob
Kamloops, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

If you are looking for a soup and, sandwich, this isn't the place. But if you are looking for great coffee, be sure to check out this coffee shop. The friendly staff may be the best trained in the city. They know a lot about the coffee they use and how to prepare it properly. Whether it's a drip, americano... More 

Thank Paulch1
Victoria, Canada
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Met a colleague for a meeting - she suggested Habit in Chinatown. I am always up for new places so I agreed. Not a lot of smiles (out of fashion?) and when I asked if the chocolate croissant could be heated - was told no, but they were baked fresh that morning. Umm, sorry, bit condescending like - "you dont... More 

Thank PR4Science
Surrey, Canada
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198 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Enjoyed very good cappuccino and BF had Americano. After one sip I could feel it.....excellent!! Bought some beans to take home and will definitely enjoy brewing my own cappuccino. Also bought a chocolate ginger cookie and was very yummy.

Thank Josie K
Victoria, BC
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Husband had the mocha and he really liked it. It wasn't sweet and the coffee wasn't bitter. I had a decaf americano and it was very smooth... not bitter, just pleasant. It's nice to find a coffee place where we both can find something we like.

Thank Almondize
Victoria, Canada
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132 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Stopped in for a brew a few days ago. I'll be popping in there tomorrow again. A coffee shop that focuses and 'gasp' offers a sensual flavour coffee experience. They brew BOWS and ARROWS beans roasted a short distance away in Victoria proper. They are so well known and offer such an assortment of baked goods, there are TWO locations.... More 

Thank 978CRT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, Canadian
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 552 Pandora Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria

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