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Shawnigan House Coffee & Chocolate

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Cafe, Canadian
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1761 Shawnigan-Mill Bay Rd, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, Canada
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6:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

I love the atmosphere, the friendliness, the coffee, chocolate and bakery in the centre of Shawnigan. We are very lucky to have this centre of all social life in the village. It is just the best!

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Thank Janice R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

The coffee house is small but has excellent seating outside that has totally been redone this summer. Some of the best coffee drinks I have had. If you love a great chocolate with your coffee this place is a must. Amazing assortment and quality. And for those not so inclined there is an incredible bakery next door. AND both are... More 

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Thank Debbi B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Consistently good coffee and friendly service. When visiting shawnigan lake i go there everyday. Great bakery attached as well.

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Thank Terry S
Shawnigan_House, Public Relations Manager at Shawnigan House Coffee & Chocolate, responded to this review

Thank you Terry! You rock :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

They have several inventive drinks which are very good along with some well made standard drinks. The chocolates are very tasty and very fresh tasting. Service is pretty fast and pleasant.

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Thank gracelise
Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I was so surprised that such a good place to meet family, friends, or your "someone special person" to have a coffee, etc. existed in the small village of Shawnigan Lake. It is attached to a bakery that has to "die for" goodies. I have lived in the area since 1959 and this is the place to buy chocolates -... More 

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Thank 143863
Saint Louis, Missouri
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

What a neat-looking place, nice porch with tables for enjoying a coffee or pastry or sandwich. The parking situation is not so good, however. It was scary trying to back up from the front entrance as it is right on the highway and at a curved part, so the oncoming traffic may not see us backing up. There is no... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Watched as women in Oma's Bakery made sandwiches without gloves scraping egg from a spoon onto bread with her bare hands. Hair in face. Not a problem whisk it away with your bare hand because you don't have a hair net on. Cover the entire sandwich with bare hand and cut the sandwich. Wipe hands on apron and start again.... More 

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Thank esteph_9
Shawnigan_House, Public Relations Manager at Shawnigan House Coffee & Chocolate, responded to this review

Sorry to hear of your experience, we are only just seeing this now. The coffee shop and the bakery are actually separate entities run by different people. Oma's may not have their own trip advisor page. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

With the Malahat closed had to reroute through Shawnigan Lake and glad I had the opportunity to discover this great coffee place. Limited seating inside. Great coffee and food choices.

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Thank DEEvaluator
Mill Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

Have been here many times and am never disappointed. Friendly service, great coffee and the chocolate treats are beyond good. Recommend for anyone who wants to stop for taste of quiet country.

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Thank donnamae43
Central Saanich, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

Friends and I were in the area and stopped in for coffee - what a pleasant surprise!! Apparently it's THE place to go - small but quaint and friendly. The assortment of chocolates look amazing (I try not to indulge but the temptation is definitely there!!) and you have to go to the bakery next door. You will not leave... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1761 Shawnigan-Mill Bay Rd, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Shawnigan Lake
Description
Your community-driven coffee and chocolate shop serving locally roasted coffee, in-house chocolates and Cowichan Valley teas.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?