We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Zanzibar

1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3, Canada
+1 250-544-1475
Call
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lamb burger” (16 reviews)
“tagine” (5 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3, Canada
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (207)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 205 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a craving for soup and I tried their minestrone soup to go...it was fabulous! I raved about it so much we went back the following day and had takeout butter chicken/curry...major yum! We highly recommend this restaurant and also recommend making reservations!

Thank ADVENTUREmm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch and was slapped with an 18% Automatic Gratuity on the bill. Took any good feelings I had about the meal right out of my mouth. I was not impressed.

Thank Haroldf60
Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

I loved this place from the tea cups to the delicious meals! Service was attentive and efficient as we had time restrictions and the place was packed! We had the falafel wrap special and chicken tandoori platter and loved every single bite! I will return...More

Thank PeleM1976
Reviewed October 27, 2017

I must admit a bias right at the start of this review because my wife and I eat at this restaurant almost once every week. That should be revealing enough with regard to how we feel about Café Zanzibar. Rarely do we eat here for...More

Thank BCtourists
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

We were staying at Brentwood Bay and wondered up to Zanzibar for breakfast. The food was delicious with great presentation. I highly recommend trying the classic eggs benny. I loved that it came with turkey bacon instead of back bacon. The atmosphere is relaxed and...More

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Amazeballs. This groovy little building with its outdoor deck and backyard patio is surrounded by lush plants and landscaping which makes this place cozy and inviting. Indoors, there is plenty of seating for large groups or intimate little corners for couples. The food was truly...More

Thank Peregrina-Norte
Reviewed October 8, 2017

It's a fantastic atmosphere inside with lots of plants and plenty of light from the delightful grounds. Looks like there also patio space but in October we opted for an inside seat. The two girls tending table were very friendly and ours asked us our...More

Thank 5cottie
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

We were stopping at Zanzibar for lunch on our way to catch a ferry. What a great choice! We were luck enough to be seated with Aly and was she awesome. We each had soup that was homemade and very good. My wife had a...More

Thank travelmoreDuluthMn
Reviewed September 3, 2017

We have been here for lunch which is fine, now dinner which is another notch up. This is worth travelling too in Brentwood. The Tagine (north african lamb, chicken, apricot strew) is magnificent. My wife and I tasted this and were stunned, it is exceptional....More

Thank Ruperto
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have started stopping here for lunch as we do our weekend rounds of the farms and markets. Something I now look forward to each week. :) The food is always excellent as is the service. I titled the review as I...More

Thank beanstalkseo
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Bleue Coyote Bar & Grill
189 reviews
.42 miles away
Seahorses Cafe
128 reviews
.72 miles away
Blue's Bayou Cafe
175 reviews
.74 miles away
Nearby Attractions
The Butchart Gardens
8,761 reviews
1.32 miles away
Symphony Vineyard
24 reviews
2.25 miles away
Gowlland Tod Provincial Park
61 reviews
3.05 miles away
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
855 reviews
1.20 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Barb50
May 29, 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Mel I | Reviewed this property |
Yes - reservations are recommended as they are usually pretty busy.
0
Votes
zipster9
September 18, 2015|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Kar590 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We always sit inside. It is not noisy, however the tables are close together. We nearly always get a window table - added privacy. True, you could hear people talking nearby, but I have never thought it was noisy... More
1
Vote
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Central Saanich
  • Phone Number: +1 250-544-1475
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing