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“Best Breakfast”
Review of Ideal Cafe

Ideal Cafe
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Ideal Café is well known locally and a favourite of long time residents for breakfast. Good meal for a good price.

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Reviewed December 21, 2013

This is a classic diner in the old style, with a formica counter and some stools, plus tables and chairs. It's been there forever, and shows it, but that's part of its attraction.

I've only eaten there once, so this is not a large sampling, but I recently travelled all across Canada from Nova Scotia, taking two months to do it, and the Ideal served me the best omelette I had anywhere along the way. Friendly service and a nice ambience to the place.

If you like old style diners, this is the place in Campbell River.

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Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

The place doesn't look like much, it badly needs updating, however, the service was great, their breakfast fare tasted great too! My husband raved and had the eggs Benny 3 times during our stay in the area. Definitely where the locals eat.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

I just wanted to say Thank you to Audrey, Lloyd, Stephanie, Cheryl, Joyce, Karen,Mike, Alysha and Adam for keeping that down home feeling when you go to the Ideal cafe for a meal or a coffee, anytime of any day. The Ideal cafe has been around since the birth of Campbell River and has been a feeding the pioneers of our area for decades. I am glad you've kept the same comfortable feeling and good food that the restaurant has always been know for. The breakfast boats are to second to none and have the Big Box restaurant Dennies all beat to hell and these guys only need to serve 1 flavor, not 10. Those boys in the kitchen sure know how to keep the people coming back with their awesome cooking. Nothing fancy, just good healthy portions. I have a hard time finishing everything on my plate cause there is no shortage of food. This is a no frills restaurant, people go here to eat
The prices are reasonable and their friday night roast beef dinner is still the best in town. Keep it up folks, you guys are the best little restaurant in Campbell River.

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2  Thank Bonnie K
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Good breakfast and great service. Love the monte cristo with home fries and gravy, also best eggs Benny in town highly recommend best diner in cr. cute 1940s look never changed flash from the past

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Thank Kristy34
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