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“A handy stop when visiting the breakwater” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Breakwater Cafe and Bistro

Breakwater Cafe and Bistro
Ranked #200 of 1,177 Restaurants in Victoria
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: James Bay
Description: The Breakwater Cafe & Bistro opened in Autumn 2012. Formerly known as the Ogden Point Cafe, the restaurant has been a staple in James Bay for nearly 20 years. Enjoy a glass of wine or a pint of beer while taking in the sunset from our patio, or pop into the cafe for a coffee or snack before a stroll on the breakwater. Counter Service from open till 4:00 Join us for breakfast or lunch! Full Bar Service from 4:00 till Close Let us wine and dine you Hosts, Hostesses, Waitstaff, Bartenders,
Victoria, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A handy stop when visiting the breakwater”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

New owners are carrying on with the tradition of good coffee and an excellent selection of lunch items and treats, including my favourite mini cornbread loaves.

Visited October 2012
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English first
Victoria, Canada
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124 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Great place for a quick break”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

Definitely worth a stop after a walk on the breakwater. Great for a coffee and pastry, or for a light meal. Can be a bit crowded and noisy at times, but doesn't detract from the experience.

Visited March 2012
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Victoria, BC, Canada
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Unique and special outlook on the ocean”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

Looks south so patio is very nice on a warm day if the wind is blowing lightly.

Food is a bit expensive but given the location it ok.

Ocean and mountain views are very unique on Victoria waterfront.
view is over the large breakwater which you can walk on.

Visited June 2012
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Cheshire UK
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“simply a treat after a walk along the coast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

Great real local ale, try with the pulled pork roll, on the veranda after a long walk, fab. Good value & service, lovely views. Clean loos.

  • Visited September 2012
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Comox, Canada
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317 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Cute little tuck away”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

A friend suggested coming here - what a great idea. Tiny indeed but delicious food, quick service and reasonable prices.

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