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Willow Street Cafe

9749 Willow St, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K0, Canada
+1 250-246-2434
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (85 reviews)
“soups” (32 reviews)
“scone” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
9749 Willow St, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We called in at the WS Cafe while visiting Chemainus on the way to Tofino. It has a real community and family feel that is obviously visited regularly by locals. it has great coffee and service and freshly made scones by the chef owner. It...More

Thank itmlmm27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at this restaurant based on the reviews. Tuna and roast beef sandwiches were good. Pasta salad was good. Servings were large and we could have easily shared. Quite expensive for lunch.More

Thank HDR68
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this review

Dear HDR68, Thank you for your review. I'm glad that you identified that our sandwiches and pasta salad were good. I'm also happy you noted the portion sizes were large. It's unfortunate that you have identified your experience as underwhelming particularly as you offered no...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered take away lunch. Great menu, home made soups, fresh salads, wraps, sandwiches and quiches. Wonderful latte. Everything was fresh and tasty!! Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Super spot for coffee or lunch.More

Thank Deb E
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Deb E, Thank you very much for your awesome review! Looks like we did our job! This is great news. Please let us know if we ever miss the mark. We hope you can join us for a meal in soon! We look forward...More

Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

In our party of 2 we had the BLT w/split pea & ham soup and the split pea & ham soup with the cheese scone. The bill which included coffee and tip was approx. $32.00. A little pricey for lunch but well worth it for...More

Thank nikki_river
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Nikki_river, Thank you for the very nice review! I'm glad that even though the bill was a little pricey you found your lunch well worth it. Can't wait for some nicer weather to have our outstanding patio available for you to enjoy as well....More

Reviewed 28 March 2017

We found the cafe today while strolling through the (very wet) streets of Chemainus. What a lovely experience! We had the pea and ham and curried parsnip soups with a warm cheese scone (both delicious!). The lattes were superb and the staff efficient and friendly....More

Thank LottieCheshire
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this review

Dear LottieCheshire, Wow! Thank you for such an amazing review! We remember you both well. I will "thank you" on Jen's behalf for purchasing her art. You'll find her email address on the back of her work; shoot her an email to let her know...More

Reviewed 26 March 2017

It was a bright spot on an otherwise rainy, gloomy day. The staff are lovely and the vittles divine.

Thank Karen H
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Karen H, Thank you for your great review! We are thrilled that we brightened your day! We look forward to serving you again. Regards, Phil Mavis Owner/Operator

Reviewed 13 March 2017

We go to Willow Street Cafe regularly for lunch and just love their simple, yet oh so tasty Sandwiches, wraps and the most yummy pasta salad! Huge homemade muffins, good coffee and even better service. Great place, great food, nice atmosphere!

Thank Jocelyn S
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this review

Dear 361jocelyns, Thank you very much for your kind review and regular business. Receiving reviews like this really make our day! Please let us know if we ever miss the mark so we can keep you coming back! Regards, Phil Mavis Owner/Operator

Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent coffee house. The main attraction for me is the cheese scone (warmed with butter). Best ever. I've been there many times and it's alway yummy.

Thank Jaluks
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Jaluks, Thank you for your review. Yes our scones are one of the things that made us famous. We appreciate the repeat business! Hope to serve you again soon! Regards, Phil Mavis Owner/Operator

Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

My husband had the special - turkey sandwich and a small bowl of Split Pea and Ham soup for $13.95. He said they were good and filling. His cup of coffee for $2.50 was "awesome". I could not see a price on the menu board...More

Thank Michele D
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Michele D, Thank you very much for your review. Sorry to see we only received an average rating. I'm very happy to hear your husband enjoyed the lunch special and it was good and filling. Our coffee is unlimited refills for $2.50 plus taxes...More

Reviewed 8 November 2016

We were touring friends of ours around Chemainus and decided to stop here for lunch. The staff were so welcoming and kind. We enjoyed their wonderful soups, scones and absolutely the best pie ever. We will definitely return here for lunch.More

Thank kpatters
VitaminandDolphin, Owner at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Kpatters, Thank you very much for your review! I'm glad that we lived up to our reputation on your last visit. Michelle and I are so proud of our team as we were on vacation when you visited and it looks like they did...More

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burnabycal
Does the restaurant serve breakfast?
19 November 2016|
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Response from VitaminandDolphin | Property representative |
We do serve our quiche with toast and bacon as a breakfast option in the morning. We also have homemade freshly baked scones, muffins, cinnamon rolls, bagels and toast. However breakfast is not our specialty and if what we... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$11
Meals
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9749 Willow St, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Chemainus
  • Phone Number: +1 250-246-2434
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Description
We are proud to serve consistent and fresh food prepared daily. Although we do not take reservations, we have a lot of table space and we are quick and efficient at what we do. We look forward to serving you.