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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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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A wonderful way to start your day. The breakfast was delicious. The give great service. Welcome families. Great with young families on a budget

Thank Samantha962
Parksville, Canada
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were looking for a place to go and have lunch the other day. We've grown tired of the franchise places that have little or nothing new to offer you for lunch. We'd known of this place but for some reason never got to it. Last Monday that changed. We were warmly greeted, sat immediately, handed menus... More 

Thank Graham S
Parksville, Canada
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48 reviews
32 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 

Thank G9832HZdavidm
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.

Thank Oldgreyone
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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 

Thank TravelTipsCalgary
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80 reviews
75 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 

Thank Varmintz
Grande Prairie, Canada
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

Thank rita f
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 

Thank brab
Victoria, Canada
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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.

1 Thank Marina H
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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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.

2 Thank Cecil W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Diner, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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?