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The Book Nook Coffee House

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2859 Oak St, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K1, Canada
+1 250-246-9188
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4 weeks ago
3 Jan 2018
“Coffee Shop close to the Thetis Island Ferry Terminal in Chemainus”
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Cafe, Canadian
2859 Oak St, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K1, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Newly bought and renovated this is a great place to relax before venturing out for either a wild windy walk or a sunshine stroll. The coffee is very good and the new menu fairly priced and fresh. We had muffins that were extremely good with...More

Thank Kerrista
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We were looking for a hot chocolate on New Years' Day, but the usual suspects were closed, so we headed back to the house and could see a single "open" sign down the street, it turned out to be Nic's, formerly the Book Nook. It's...More

1  Thank Don M
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

When the Nic's Cafe Book Nook(?) opened a few months ago it was better, coffee still nice but baked goods have suffered. Mid-afternoon yesterday it was a little crowded & noisy with woman's group, not sure if that's the norm Mondays or every day. Seems...More

1  Thank Javagabber
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

A comfy cosy place to stop for a coffee, tea, and muffin and visit with friends. It is a popular spot for the locals to spend a little time catching up on the news around town.

1  Thank Bev K
Reviewed 13 May 2017

I walked in expecting to find a regular cafe, but instead it was like walking into a living room or a comfortable private library. The books did not include titles that were of interest to me, but I found a few that my wife was...More

1  Thank Brews
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We went every day since coffee and prices where great and you got free Wi Fi all day. Need to have more snacks. Only had a few muffins.

Thank RonL511
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Right by the ferry terminal in Chemainus, this little book store/coffee house is cozy and characterful. The coffee is good the furniture and atmosphere cheerful and cozy with locals and tourists sitting a chatting. The paperbacks are often $4, which makes me think carefully before...More

1  Thank Ann H
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Stepping into this bookstore cafe is like "coming home". Comfy chairs, warm and welcoming staff and the owner is a hoot! She knows so much about coffee and can describe every bean! I love that their espresso is made with medium roast coffee, on the...More

1  Thank Sandy M
Reviewed 17 May 2015

best coffee on the island by far. the medium blend is sublime. rich, full bodied and complex. the dark roast is an example of coffee at its best. all coffee is organic and responsibly sourced. they make their own chia in house. staff and owner...More

Thank creativecaveman
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Taking the back roads on our motorcycle we passed through Chemainus mid morning and the sign Book Nook Coffee House caught our eye. Two of our favourite things -- books & coffee !! The proprietor suggested the freshly brewed Kona roast and we had an...More

1  Thank orcaland
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Cafe, Canadian
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Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Address: 2859 Oak St, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Chemainus
  • Phone Number: +1 250-246-9188
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