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“Closed on a non-holiday weekday”

Shawnigan House Coffee & Chocolate
Ranked #1 of 1 Dessert in Shawnigan Lake
Description: Your community-driven coffee and chocolate shop serving locally roasted coffee, in-house chocolates and Cowichan Valley teas.
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Description: Your community-driven coffee and chocolate shop serving locally roasted coffee, in-house chocolates and Cowichan Valley teas.
Reviewed December 28, 2013

The reviews look great, but we didn't get to try it. We came a long ways to meet up with friends.
Unfortunately, they were closed on Friday. It was not a holiday. I did phone earlier in the day to see if they were open- before we made the trip. Obviously, they don't change their machine messages if they decide to close for the day. Just said," Open weekdays 7-4... and weekends....." This was Friday.
Other people were pulling on their door with disappointment. What a way to lose sales and customer confidence. I'm sure it's a one-owner operator business in such a small community, but at least have a backup plan if you want the day off.

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Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

The best coffee around (roasted by Jake at Moziro), great homemade truffles, and a fantastic bakery next door. Cozy, lovely, and my go-to spot.

Thank DanasaurusRex
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Always busy. Somewhat chaotic service but friendly and informal. Small and lacks much table space. Very good coffee and sweets.

Thank Thomas9102
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

We stopped in for a coffee and snack on our trip around Shawnigan Lake. Hadn't been at this place for a while. The coffee, a cappuccino, was almost perfect, and the goodies from Oma's next,door,were delightful. This is a great little place to sit back and relax.

Thank 2Greys
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

The Shawnigan Coffee House is located in the heart of Shawnigan Lake and is pretty much the "Town Hall" for Shawnigan.
They grind their own coffee and chocolates are hand made. Adjoining the coffee shop is "Ooma's Bakery"- the very best thing to happen to our village centre of late. The baking is absolutely wonderful croissants, tortiere, and the best sausage rolls I have ever had, for take away or there are two small tables to dine in. Homemade soup and fresh salads are also available.
Both the coffee house and the bakery are housed in a tiny shack of a building with mismatched furniture and rustic tables.
At present there is some impressive local .art on display .
I go here almost everyday and it is a real gift to our community.

1  Thank Sallyanddugan
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