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108-4871 Joyce Ave, Powell River, British Columbia V8A 5P4, Canada
+1 604-485-0011
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Courtenay, Canada
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

stopped in on route to the ferry, grabbed a java and baking. Never again will I make the mistake to wait for eating-baking was out of this world, floor supervisor and staff were attentive to customer needs with expert service quality and presentation-truly one of the best coffee "to-be-seen" places in town

Thank 155770765G
Powell River, Canada
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

River City has matured into a welcoming coffee and food spot. They have a good range of nutritious, tasty snacks and excellent coffee that is roasted locally

Thank David M
Ottawa, Canada
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115 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This cafe has a great ambience with cozy nooks, comfy chairs and a relaxed vibe. You feel you could sit awhile to enjoy your drink and snack. The coffee was the best we had in PR and the scones were delicious.

Thank Traveldogs36
Powell River, British Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This a great place staff is excellent and I am told coffee is very good. Just don't ask for tea there are no tea pots bag goes into a cup and if your lucky you get hot water and a stick to stir bag around. At best the water for you tea will be luke warm. It's a shame because... More 

Sunshine Coast BC
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197 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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44 reviews
25 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 9 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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92 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

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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, Canadian, International, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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 5P4, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?