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“Very welcoming and great tasting food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shirley Delicious

Shirley Delicious
Ranked #1 of 3 Dessert in Sooke
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Canadian, Soups
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Johannesburg, South Africa
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very welcoming and great tasting food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

We stopped for lunch on our way to French, China and Botanical beaches. The welcome, as other reviewers have mentioned, was warm and Leanne introduced herself and asked my name and then used it throughout our visit. Nice touch!

As we are are trying to eat more healthy dishes I asked what Leanne could recommend and was pleased that we had more than one choice - in fact we had many options from which to choose. The food was delicious but when it came time to pay, and despite the fact that we have been trying to avoid cakes and pastries, it was difficult to resist one of the muffins so this was bagged up to go.

On the way back from Botanical Beach (Port Renfrew) several hours later we called in for coffee and was enthusiastically greeted by our host once again. Coffee was good as was the muffin which we hadn't eaten as we were still full from lunch.

As an aside - make certain you have plenty of gas in your tank as there are no gas stations between Sooke and Port Renfrew. We were running pretty low by the time we got to Shirley Delicious and mentioned this to Leanne who suggested we siphon off some of hers. What a star!

Stop there - I think you will be very pleased you did.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Victoria, Canada
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Eat here!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

Fantastic food and service! Corn fritters and Veggie hash were both delicious. The home baked muffins are the tastiest ever and they have a lot of gluten free items too!

  • Visited March 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Stop reading and just go!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

Wow, I have never in my life been to a restaurant with such amazing good vibes I actually get goosebumps.....GOOSEBUMPS!!

Take all you want from the previous reviews, they are right. Nothing can prepare you for the outright friendliness of the owners and the deliciousness of the food. Hubby and I have never been anywhere like it. We had the veggie hash with side of pulled pork and the brekkie burrito. Outstanding. So good I actually hugged Phillip and made my way to kitchen to hug Sheena. We left with a goodie bag of 2 caramelized pork and apple sausage rolls, and one each of the stuffed croissants (oinkity oink). They were all divine and didn't even make it to the end of our hike.

There is a reason the reviews on here are so over the top, good things happen to good people and Phillip and Sheena are some of the warmest we have ever had the pleasure of meeting.

Stop reading and just go!!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Victoria
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Surely delicious!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

It is a challenge to keep a restaurant open, even in a metropolitan area. We've seen several owners try their hand in this location but never have we seen the traffic that this cafe is now getting. And the food, the food, it's amazing. We drive this road often to go skiing near Jordan River and this is a must stop location. The cappuccinos are a work of art for both the eye and the tongue while the pastries delight the palate and fuel the body. And then there's the hospitality, the owners make you feel at home the moment you walk in the door.

Visited February 2014
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“Worth Looking For”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

Other reviewers hit the nail on the head in saying that you feel like a regular, the first time you show up. Friendly staff and excellent food would make me a regular, in truth, if I lived close enough. Perfect portion sizes with the right balance of spices make this an outstanding place to grab a bite when on the road past Sooke

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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