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“Local favorite”
Review of My-Chosen Cafe

My-Chosen Cafe
Ranked #65 of 1,205 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Local favorite”
Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

Large portions. Good food. Goats and chickens out back for kids to watch after lunch. Be prepared for a wait as they don't take reservations and Sunday brunch is very popular! I haven't had a meal here that I haven't liked!!

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English first
vancouver, british columbia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“ew, what are you doing?”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

That was what dropped this rating. The pizza was delicious and a super smart combination of flavours and textures, so thanks to the chef/cook whatever she is. However the front end staff repeatedly went to her smart phone and, with bare hands, kept checking something out. It was so mesmerizing she even took the phone to the food station she was working at and put it down in amongst the food. She then used the same ungloved hand to rummage through the spinach while going back to surfing the net. I was a little befuddled but then I overheard her get a little mouthy to the actual woman that was working her butt off, afore mentioned chef/cook, and it all made sense.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank ricky2
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Victoria, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Very long wait, not good for groups”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

This cafe does not take reservations and does not accept groups where some members may only order tea/coffee, even around 3pm..
So we took a group of 10 people here for a weekday lunch, and waited and waited and waited. We saw two table next to each other we could have taken, but the servers were waiting to put us all at one table. In the end we took matters into our own hands and told the server we would take two tables and sat down at them!

So was it worth the wait and the aggravation?

It was so-so, not worth a trip to visit again in my opinion, as a group, or with two or four.

Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Tiga_22
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Victoria, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Out of the way, but popular”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

It seems to be an ol-fashioned soda fountain gone wild. They serve big plates of almost home-made-style food. With little competition, it's no surprise that they are busy. It's fine if you're driving by, but not wirth a special trip.

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1 Thank Valerie S
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The Road
Level 6 Contributor
422 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
“Faux-western decor, dull menu, slow service, but the goats are fun!”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

We were driving around Metchosin and had to have lunch somewhere, and this place was at least lively and clean, with a pretty big menu, and our server - Hannah - was very pleasant. If you should be tempted to substitute the "potato pancakes" for one of the other breakfast sides (for a surcharge!), however, you should know that they aren't pancakes at all, but some sort of deep-fried potato discs (there were some refugee french fries mixed in). Anyway, there are a lot of small towns where we'd count ourselves lucky to find somewhere this good, so we can't be too harsh! And the goats and exotic poultry out back are well worth a visit!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank WandererOnTheRoad
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