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“Have you ever wanted a bird's eye view of your town and beyond?”
Review of Step Above Cafe

Step Above Cafe
Cuisines: Cafe, Canadian
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating
Qualicum Beach, Canada
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Have you ever wanted a bird's eye view of your town and beyond?”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

This cafe is above a grocery store with a huge selection of products. Yet the setting is intimate with a variety of comfy chairs or seats by the windows, nestled behind the trees. These trees are lit up in winter as they are along the main street. The very friendly and competent staff are very accommodating. They offer Starbucks coffees and lattes. There are lovely desserts, soups, quiches and bunwiches. You can also bring your selected food from the more extensive restaurant downstairs, upstairs, (including a great selection of very reasonably priced Chinese food). You might get sidetracked and take time to check out all the lovely gifts on display.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank IrisNorma
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English first
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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“Always friendly”
Reviewed January 12, 2012

Nice place to go for great coffee and a treat, and maybe a little window shopping. Helen, Kevin and staff are always friendly and remember exactly how I like my latte.

Visited December 2011
Helpful?
Thank Islandqb
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
Level Contributor
59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Kevin calamity”
Reviewed December 31, 2011

Okay so for years going to this place for a good cup of coffee and put up with the years of emotional hi's and lo's but this visit was the last straw. I am sitting with a colleague and what happens but after wonderful service form two woman a man name Kevin storms in to yell and rant literally about something that has happened in the cafe area. Then storming back and forth he finally gets a Managerial type person with a grey mustache to say "I've had enough!",and with me trying hard to not hear about time frames and someone who seems to have delayed their shift my friend and i leave. Meanwhile a woman with her children has also left quite abruptly because of the incident. It's a sad world when we cant even enjoy a coffee nowadays.

  • Visited December 2011
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3 Thank endocalm
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