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“Too many cooks?”
Review of 3rd St Cafe

3rd St Cafe
Ranked #5 of 84 Restaurants in Sidney
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Too many cooks?”
Reviewed June 29, 2012

We ordered the daily special which was a barbequed chicken burger and fries. The wait was particularly long and we were surprised to see not one but three cooks when there are normally two all working in a small space. This is a small restaurant with about 10 inside tables. There was a fourth person in the back who we assumed was a dishwasher. Well they could not move much or pass each other easily but we figured the meal would soon arrive. It took four cups of coffee before we saw our barbequed chicken. It turned out the chicken was not barbequed but there was ample BBQ sauce on it. On top of that the fries were overdone and had been sitting under a heat lamp for a while.
We had eaten here before and were pleased with the food. Not this time as the wait was long and the food disappointing.

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Thank Bob H
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English first
Port Alberni, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“lunch”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

great place to have lunch, quiet cozy, excellent food and staff

Visited April 2012
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Thank Linda S
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Bellaire, Texas
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent breakfast”
Reviewed April 16, 2012

My breakfast was far from tasteless! I had the "Benny" of the day...their take on eggs Benedict. And I thought the potatoes were yummy.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Carol D
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Toronto
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not up to the hype”
Reviewed March 25, 2012

Nice ambience, wonderfully friendly service, but the food was only ok. The hash browns were almost tasteless, and my bacon was a bit burnt.

Visited March 2012
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Thank Barbara M
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best breakfast service!”
Reviewed March 11, 2012

We stayed downtown Victoria for two nights and the breakfast at the hotel we stayed at was terrible. The cook must have been new or something. On our way home to Vancouver, we popped by Sidney and decided to go for breakfast at 3rd St. Cafe. The place was busy. It was full yet the Owner and the waitress were running around smiling and accommodating everyone.
We had the best breakfast and customer service of the weekend thanks to 3rd ST. Cafe.
Thanks and we will be back!

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank SatnamB
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