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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb burger” (17 reviews)
“tagine” (3 reviews)
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, 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 October 26, 2016

We visited this restaurant with a local friend at lunch time. The ambience is nice as a country style restaurant. The overall area was clean and quite a bunch of people there. I understood that the majority of the customers are locals since this place...More

Thank NewlyTina
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This is my regular favourite spot to eat and am comfortable going in alone, as a couple or for a larger gathering. This is a very special local family run restaurant with a unique flavour and interesting, eclectic decor. They do lamb very well. Although...More

1  Thank cocopep11
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Funky decor it has great food at reasonable prices.very popular for breakfast on weekends daily specials outdoor veranda

Thank Cookie R
Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for bowls of soup for lunch. The Mulligatawny was OK but nothing special but the Salmon Chowder was thin and had one small piece of salmon, one shrimp and one scallop. We complained and received one more small scallop. It was an...More

Thank Hot_Tours
Reviewed October 1, 2016

The food and service at Zanzibar are outstanding. The menu is varied and the prices are very reasonable. Hard to beat, all 'round. When the weather cooperates, you can sit outside, which only adds to the charm.

Thank harrycrawford
Reviewed August 28, 2016

Good food, good service, great value. We were seated immediately (Sunday, end of August at about 12:30) and a server appeared as soon as we were seated. The menu seems to have something for just about everybody (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free). We both had an...More

Thank KanadaKim
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Last night we had a fabulous, well presented meal at Zanzibar. The Caesar salad features turkey bacon, a wonderful idea and so tasty. The seafood chowder was hot and a perfect variety of seafood. We both had the bison short ribs and were pleased with...More

Thank LoloVictoriaBCCanada
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Wow! The salmon chowder I ordered was over the top good. There is a complex taste experience in the soup, with saffron and garlic in a fish stock base. The fish included in the soup is salmon, shrimp and scallions with all the ingredients fresh....More

Thank Wingman_ready
Reviewed August 15, 2016

Breakfast and lunch menu both looked tasty. I opted for poached eggs overtop of grilled vegetables with toast. I was pleasantly surprised with some of the nutritious options. And my eggs were cooked perfectly. Although I am not a vegetarian, there was a lot of...More

Thank Allyalexmch
Reviewed August 15, 2016

Very nice cafe reasonable prices and great staff. They had a creative menu. They used local fresh ingredients a very good presentation of their dishes.

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May 29, 2017|
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Response from Mel I | Reviewed this property |
Yes - reservations are recommended as they are usually pretty busy.
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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