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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
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lamb burger” (15 reviews)
“tagine” (3 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 am - 3:00 pmAll hours
Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called in to Cafe Zanzibar for breakfast on our way back to Vancouver on the ferry. Hat a gem of a place. From the minute we walked through the door we were greeted by friendly staff. The menu was great and the food was...More

Thank Travelmad-uk
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is amazing... always delicious. For starters, they bring you an amazing tapinade at dinner. It is perfect. Their soups, their entrees - nothing disappoints. On my last visit I had their butter chicken which looked very different from the traditional look of...More

Thank Georgia108
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very unique menu! Love their Tandoori and mango salad and excellent Albacore Tuna Burger! If you have a big group, they do take pre-orders so your food is ready when you arrived.

Thank NicoleSuL33
Reviewed May 21, 2017

Breakfast at Cafe Zanzibar was excellent. We really enjoyed our food and it came very well presented. The service was superb. It gets pretty busy but it's worth the wait.

Thank Bunontherun
Reviewed May 17, 2017

We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. The restaurant has a quirky character, staff are friendly and the food is delicious. Lots of choice on the menu. I hope to go back again soon.

Thank Pentys
Reviewed May 12, 2017

I was just there for the second time in the past year, both times for a late lunch. I have not had dinner there- yet. Two of us had the lamb burger which was spicy but very good. Others in my party had paninis or...More

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

Looking for a quick lunch stop close to our hotel; we chose Cafe Zanzibar. The menu had both lunch or breakfast available at 11AM so there plenty of options to chose from. My wife had the chicken and avocado melt which she truly enjoyed. The...More

Thank Findlak
Reviewed March 21, 2017

This restaurant is consistently top rate - the food is delicious - the service friendly and professional - we are new to the area and this is our go to place for brunch and dinner.

Thank Giselle G
Reviewed March 18, 2017

Love this place. Friendly staff, interesting menu...dishes tend to be pretty spicy. Recommend the pear salad, bison ribs...

1  Thank Wendy-Stuffsmith
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

Tasty, great presentation, comfortable, friendly, ample portions and reasonably priced. And on top of all that, it was kind of fun to watch the cooks dance while they'd cooked.

Thank ElvisAndrus
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Does this restaurant take reservations?
May 29, 2017|
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Response from Mel I | Reviewed this property |
Yes - reservations are recommended as they are usually pretty busy.
Hi - How noisy is the restaurant? Can you have a quiet conversation with the person across the table from you? The menu looks great and we would like to give it a try.
September 18, 2015|
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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
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