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Willow Street Cafe

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9749 Willow St, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K0, Canada
+1 250-246-2434
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (98 reviews)
“scones” (40 reviews)
“quesadilla” (20 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hours
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
9749 Willow St, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited briefly on our way though Chemainus. The selection of home-made pastries, paninis, wraps and soups was just what we needed. I enjoyed the ham and cheddar panini together with a rather excellent pea and ham soup. Great coffee (light, dark and decaff) is...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Great atmosphere! Amazing selection of food and beverages, can't go wrong. Staff are wonderful... Hidden gem.

1  Thank R2mbs
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Stopped by for lunch and having read a review of their quesadillas decided to give Willow Street Cafe a try. The service was fast and friendly and I was surprised to find the creative variety of quesadillas available. I ordered the chicken curry quesadilla with...More

Thank Glidr
Reviewed 31 January 2018

This is charming rustic bakery with food service, everything homemade and delicious. Really friendly order at the counter type of place. Great coffee and the carrot cake was like I have never had before..so good I have to make a special trip back.

Thank Moduline
Reviewed 30 December 2017

We went by the regular restaurants we usually go to in Chemainus and they were all closed.We decided to give the Willow street Cafe a try and we were quite pleased with the lunch and the service.

Thank Jackie155
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Was going to have coffee in Old Town after visiting Thetis Island but found this place instead. Had a latte and sat for an hour on my laptop, nice place.

Thank jamesmeyers
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We arrived after the usual lunch time to find it was super busy on a Sunday afternoon. The weather was perfect on a October day. The wait time to get to the counter was a very lonnnngggg wait. We waited at least 20-25 minutes to...More

Thank Stephanie G
Naomi S, General Manager at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Stephanie G To start I'm sorry you had a long wait in our cafe . we had quiet a busy weekend with the theatre and alot of activities going on in town for halloween . i do hope that you will come by the cafe...More

Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Honey bran muffins awesome, when they have them. Coffee is good, variety of food and large space with a nice patio.

Thank Javagabber
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

My 4 year old and I stopped in here on a rainy day in Chemainus. It is a beautiful space! We had coffee, steamed milk, and a delicious cheese scone. The staff are so fantastic and we had great chats with many of them...along with...More

Thank little_gnome
Naomi S, General Manager at Willow Street Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

thank you for the wonderful review naomi sampson (manager)

Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Pleasant ambience and reasonable food. However, badly overpriced with small quiche at $10.50. Curry lentil soup ok but again very small. Cajun chicken wrap ok but uninspiring. Came with large green salad and good homemade honey poppyseed dressing . Overall impression was I wish we...More

Thank hutchalm
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Questions & Answers
16 June 2017|
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Response from VitaminandDolphin | Property representative |
Good morning Paul. Yes we do have menu options for people who are celiac. We have brown rice wrap tortillas that we can make a BBQ or Curried Chicken Quesadilla with and we almost always have a gluten free soup as a side... More
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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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.
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