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“terrible”

Willie's Cafe and Bakery
Ranked #55 of 1,216 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $12
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: Willies has been well known for BC's oldest bakery and the best breakfast and lunch in Victoria. This summer, Willie's launched dinner at the blooming patio! Come and try dinner menu items, such as fish n chips, fish tacos, burgers.... You will be satisfied as always!
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Sorry, the place looked great but from the moment we walked in things went from bad to worse. There were three of us and the hostess tried to seat us at a table for two even though there were two available tables for four in the front room. One of these tables, the one by the window, had a reserved sign on it and for the hour it took for hour dreadful breakfast to arrive and be consumed, no- one sat there. The waffles were good but the fruit was bananas- disappointing and underwhelming. The veggie skillets we sent back - the potatoes weren't cooked along with the onions and mushrooms, when they were recooked and returned to us they were still undercooked. At no point did our waitress address the problem of the food. We were charged the full amount and left the restaurant vowing never to return. She did , however, give us a gift receipt for 5 dollars but without acknowledging that it was because we had had terrible food

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Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

I would give a better rating if, after 20 minutes of waiting for a table of two the host said "is going to have to pass us over for the group behind us". One table of three came up, and the group behind us had JUST walked in. Rude. Not even an apology or offer of coffee while we waited. We walked, if they were so oblivious to seating I can't imagine what their attention to food detail would be.

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1  Thank EthelMercaptan
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Had the classic Benedict which had the loveliest flavour and just the right portion, we also had the club sandwich which was equally delicious. Nice range of menu, all day breakfasts possible. Lovely Outdoor heated area available

Thank H H
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

I travel to Victoria regularly and have often eaten excellent hearty breakfasts here. The portions are plentiful; however Shine is still my breakfast favourite.
This weekend we went for a late Saturday lunch at Willie's at 2pm. The restaurant was full; mopre than half of the patrons eating all day breakfasts. We sat in the outdoor enclosed and heated patio, well sheltered on this rainy, windy day; with our coats off.
The daily soup was minestrone: really superb, full of beans, vegetables and pasta with grated parmesan on top. The green salad was fresh, crisp and interesting: a large serving of leaf lettuce, pea shoots, julienned beet, carrot and cucumber with a balsamic vinaigrette. And this was a 'side salad' with a club sandwich! One of us had a perfect croissant and the other two of us had the best club house sandwich ever, anywhere. A single decker: with a choice of fresh bread- lightly toasted- with slices of chicken grilled with a delicious spice rub, crisp smoked bacon, just melted havarti cheese, ripe tomato and lettuce with garlic aioli. We both agreed this was an exceptional club! Friendly, attentive service and funky atmosphere.

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2  Thank CEA1
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Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

Every time we visit Victoria we have to go here for breaky the next day, I, always have the black stone Benny they have the best Hollandaise ive ever had!

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1  Thank Olivegreen231
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