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“Outstanding” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Hen and Hog Cafe

The Hen and Hog Cafe
Ranked #4 of 139 Restaurants in Courtenay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $13
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Courtenay, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

This is a hidden gem in Courtenay. A small cozy diner with amazing food. The owner is the waiter and bartender he has a great personality and is very enthusiastic about what he and the staff do. The food is well made home style fare and the 3 different types of hollandaise are veryy good it was hard to pick one so he brought a trio for the benny. The eggs were cooked to perfection and placed on scratch made english muffins (they where perfect). The rest of the menu was diverse. I had the huevos rancheros they where awsome. The best part was the price was on point. I would recomend this diner to all of my friends.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank wambo80
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English first
Vancouver Island, Canada
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76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Ohhhh it was yummy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

Love Eggs Benny for breakfast. This place was bang on. Hot, soft poached served on a thick slice of real ham. Nice choice of hollandaise. Good coffee. Hubby went mexican and very happy. We have just moved to town and will go back. Go - but don't go all at once. It is a small place.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank eak027
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Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
Level Contributor
41 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Raw Eggs”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

This restaurant came highly recommended from a friend. My eggs benedict came with eggs that were pretty much raw. The owner apparently didn't like the fact that I didn't want raw eggs and actually invited me to "never come back here again." This is the first time in all 46 years of my life that I have ever been so poorly treated after being served bad food. The correct response would have been to apologize. My friend told me the owner was the nicest person. My idea of nice and her idea of nice are apparently very different ideas.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Alex A
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Vancouver Island, Canada
Level Contributor
29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Homemade food with quality taste!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

A little small seater restaurant at the end of a hotel (street side). The hollandaise sauce is wonderfully unique for the eggs benny (choose between regular, curry flavour, or chipolte). The name describes the food!!! It is "ohhh so yummy"! A good little mom-pop relaxed hip place, real homemade fresh food with good flavour. Only open for breakfast and lunch though but totally worth a visit. Prices are reasonable. Any age appropriate. A favorite breakfast spot!

Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Travel_Folks_1
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Comox, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Try it! You Will like it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

Just go and try for yourself. Ask for Dave the jovial owner. Always greeting with a smile and goes out of his way to please.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Jason K
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