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108-4871 Joyce Ave., Powell River, British Columbia V8A 3B7, Canada
+1 604-485-0011
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sunshine Coast BC
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On a recent trip up the Coast, we stopped in at the River City Cafe for a coffee and ended up having lunch. They have a good selection of items on their menu but what delighted us was that they have a number of them that seem to specifically be designed for those of us who chose to eat in... More 

Thank Cucina58
Sechelt, Canada
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Always visit this cafe when camping at Willingdon Beach. Good coffee, good food, happy staff. Free wifi. The baked goods are fresh and sandwiches excellent.

Thank Janice S
Powell River, Canada
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The food is always fresh and the taste......well let me just say it is never a disappointment , with many times being a delightful surprise by trying something new! Coffee is always very good! Enjoy!

Thank Theresa F
Copenhagen, Denmark
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

My first time to Powell River and one of my friends brought us to get some coffee at this cafe. Really nice staff and good coffee. I had an ice latte with almond milk and it was great :) my boyfriend had a really nice smoothie. We also tried some healthy energy balls of some sort which was very tasty... More 

Thank jlykke
Nanaimo, Canada
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Stopped in for a light lunch and a coffee with my companion. The sandwich was excellent, and the chicken salad was pretty good. Coffee was wonderful, and the atmosphere is something quite upscale for PR.

Thank CDfromBC
Burnaby, Canada
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89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Lovely coffee shop, great scones and muffins and comfort food. Nice touch is they have smaller portions of their favorite baked goods. Portion sizes for lunch aren't that large if you are really hungry. Price comparable to other eateries in area.

Thank Shannon G
Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

A great spot to meet your friends for coffee or have a delicious nutritious lunch. I've eaten here many times & have never been disappointed. Great comfort food. I especially like the soups, wraps & paninis. Their dessert case is wonderful too with a wonderful assortment of cookies & squares. The carrot cake is my favourite.

Thank ilovefood367
Powell River, Canada
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Great choices of sandwiches, wraps, soup, desserts and more! Wraps so big you will take half home! Loved the Lentil based delicious soup. Stools at the window, couches or tables & chairs to choose to sit. Very busy and all ages seem to gather here. Great people watching place. Very reasonable prices. Great for lunch or brunch time. Great service... More 

Thank crabapple1
Powell River, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

Other than the acoustics and some of the choice of art on their walls this is one of the best coffee stops in P.R. The atmosphere and friendly service is second to none! The lunch style foods and bake goods are excellent! Very community oriented

Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Food, service and staff are excellent. In addition to being an excellent coffee shop the menu is fairly extensive, offering a good selection of gluten free fare.

Thank Wanda1961

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Cafe, International, Healthy, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108-4871 Joyce Ave., Powell River, British Columbia V8A 3B7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Powell River
  • Phone Number: +1 604-485-0011
River City Coffee is a local hub, being the first to roast coffee in Powell River (est.1994) we know our coffee. Its not all about the coffee though, extensive arrangement of baking made fresh daily and delicious eatery options, something for everyone; the healthy, not-so-healthy, vegan, gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian. "Local to the last drop" Come in for breakfast, lunch, coffee, a snack or early dinner !

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?