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Farmhouse Cafe

American, Cafe, Diner, Canadian
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291 E Island Highway # D, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2G4, Canada
(250) 248-5519
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Parksville, Canada
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

The name Farmhouse Cafe would lead you to believe it is going to be a great dining experience. It isn't a terrible place to eat, but there are much better places to have breakfast in the area. It does have the usual breakfast menu items, but if you have a glutin allergy (like us) or want something a bit easier... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Good food in a pleasant environment. Family friendly and easy on the pocketbook. The staff and owners are there to provide good home cooked food.

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Calgary
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69 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

My goodness, in this day and age it is surprising not to see at least a couple of healthy alternatives to bacon, eggs, sausages, fried potatoes and toast. Gluten-free options and de-caffeinated coffee or tea were also conspicuously absent from the menu. That said, the Farmhouse Café is what it is…a small-town diner with standard fare and a somewhat tacky... More 

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Thank TravelTipsCalgary
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76 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Good reliable breakfast, eggs perfect every time, seasoned potato hash browns, and thoughfully prepared, but the coffee is and has been forever watery crap in this day and age of good strong up-market brew. Cream needed to play down the grey coffee appearance. Thumpy ceiling mounted boom box seems to always be 'thumpy' playing classic rock, but please....tone it down... More 

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

A simple burger and fries type of diner that is the perfect gathering spot for locals to swap stories over coffee on a rainy afternoon (speaking of coffee, they need to invest in some cream as milk just doesn't do it for me!) The burger was home made and tasty as were the fries, nothing really special but good non... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Liking the name we tried Farmhouse for breakfast. It is full of crazy salt & pepper shakers, probably the most memorable part of our visit. We ordered bacon & eggs and that is what we got. The bacon was ordinary, the eggs were ordinary (not even farm eggs) and the breakfast potatoes were deep fried. The best part of our... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

4 of us ate breakfast here. One person loved the pancakes. The eggs, hash browns and toast were good. Nothing exceptional, just basic food. No complaints except that they were out of cinnamon buns. I didn't try the coffee because of previous posts complaining that it was weak. 2 of our glasses were dirty.

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1 Thank Marina H
Parksville
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you like good home-style food go to the Farnhouse. Excellent breakfast items. Closes early in afternoon.

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2 Thank Cecil W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This is a little Restraunt worth stopping at. The fries are homemade and fresh cut and the burger patties are hand made. The toppings are fresh and your choice of melted cheddar or swiss cheese. The waitress was really friendly and the service was prompt. The name says it all. Home style cooking and food prep. Homemade cinnimon buns and... More 

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Thank danelly1990
Powell River
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We were just cruising around looking for a place to eat that was not a fast food and discovered this place. It is located in a small strip mall beside Quality Foods. It is not a large place and seats about 30 comfortably but can get tight fitting over that number. Prices are mid range around 8 to12 dollars. Unbelievable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 291 E Island Highway # D, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2G4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Parksville
  • Phone Number: (250) 248-5519

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