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“A relaxing place at any time of day”
Review of Step Above Cafe

Step Above Cafe
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

We often meet friends there for a quick coffee, lunch or a leisurely afternoon tea. The menu upstairs is more limited as the kitchen is on the main floor, but one can purchase and pay for food downstairs and carry it up.
The Thai chicken soup is delicious and the baked goods very tempting. Many are large enough to share!

The sitting area is either sofas or wicker arm chairs with low coffee tables (great for relaxing), or there is an area where there are dining style tables.

Tables are cleared off in a timely fashion, and the staff generally friendly and smiling. The decor is seasonal kitchenware augmented by high end small electric appliances, pots & pans and giftware. A wonderful place to search for gifts "great & small". Highly recommend.

Thank Westerham
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

It's in Quality Food store in Qualicum Beach. It is a nice place to relax in armchairs. The food is good and good value for the prices. A lot of Tempting sweets. You have to go up to order the food, but that is okay.

Thank 145elite123145
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

I love the atmosphere and the low stress food ordering and service. I also like that i can earn reward points by using my QF card.
There is almost always something on special that is both tasty and supportive of my frugal tendencies.
My last visit i had the Wicked Thai Chicken soup which was very good and seems to be served fairly regularly. Why change a good thing?
I also had the shrimp croissant. Total bill under $8.
There is also a lot to look at in the store, either out the windows onto Memorial a main street of the sprawling metropolis of Qualicum Beach. Or into the store (Quality Foods) simply watching the hustle and bustle of people shopping. The restaurant itself doubles as a high end kitchen store. Really worth a visit and a try.

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3  Thank sandy r
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

The cafe is a great place for meeting friends or for catching a quick lunch. The choice of food is limited but good. You are surrounded with kitchen items for sale that are great to look at but over all pricey. There is a cheerful atmosphere. It is central and so easy to get to. I find the tables so wide that it is hard to talk to people who you are with. Otherwise it is quite nice.

1  Thank artgoddess
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

This is a wonderful place to people-watch, meet friends, enjoy good coffee or a larger meal. It is located above the Qualicum Foods supermarket - which is the best place in the world to grocery shop. All the employees seem to be happy. Customer service is second to none! It just doesn't get any better!

Thank tv40821
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