We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Arbutus Cafe

$Cafe, ,
195 Kenneth St, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 1N5, Canada
+1 250-746-5443
Share
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good54%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (7 reviews)
“sandwich” (3 reviews)
“pie” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Diner, Canadian
PRICE
$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
195 Kenneth St, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 1N5, Canada
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (71)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 66 reviews

Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Fries are fantastic but the food is average nothing special but it’s absolutely on the edible side of average. Unique flavours and recipes (who puts almonds in egg salad) Be warned they use miracle whip(whipped dressing) not mayonnaise (helmans) for those who are picky like...More

1  Thank Adnamarose
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Went for lunch yesterday with friends.While certainly not fine dining, it is good comfort food in a friendly place with very good service staff. Prices are reasonable and well prepared. Food is not fancy, but satisfying. Fries are top notch.

Thank CowBayCouple
Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

A simple cafe full of love and camaraderie. Seems a bit unexciting on the inside, but walk in and you will experience good food, great service at great prices.

Thank Brewolig
Reviewed November 3, 2017

We went to the Arbutus Cafe for fries and a coffee. Nothing special but good eats all the same. Will go again.

Thank jamesmeyers
Reviewed October 5, 2017

Had lunch there / food delicious / atmosphere cozy / staff very friendly... A very enjoyable lunch time...

Thank Jim B
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

used to be a really cool spot.. all the locals went here.. had cool waitresses and last trip after a year seemed like the fizzle gone.. food mediocre and prices up

Thank JohnC13215
Reviewed August 29, 2017

The place is not fancy, but it is one of the best places to get a "home cooked" meal. Yes, the menu is basic, but there is plenty of variety and has always been really good and very economical. Best fries in town!

Thank gocowvalleygirl
Reviewed August 14, 2017

Very nice old fashioned café. Walk in to booths, then some tables, then a nice patio. Very friendly, homey service. Food is very good, and they make sure you get plenty. I left my I phone behind and couldn't get back in time to pick...More

2  Thank sawdoc48
Reviewed July 22, 2017

We eat at the Arbutus and have been doing so for over 20 years. The service is fast and friendly and the groovy decor is DINER Retro.

Thank irenecZ9244DU
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

We dropped by for a late lunch. The menu is basic but good variety of choices. We had the grilled cheese with salad and Texas burger (no patty) and fries, followed by a apple rhubarb pie. All food was nice. The espresso machine was not...More

Thank Kitcrazy
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 206 hotels in Vancouver Island
Falcon Nest Motel
39 reviews
.95 km away
Ramada by Wyndham Duncan Cowichan Valley
110 reviews
.98 km away
Thunderbird Motor Inn
236 reviews
1.01 km away
Super 8 by Wyndham Duncan
207 reviews
1.77 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Hudson's on First
261 reviews
.27 km away
Just Jake's
363 reviews
.19 km away
Craig Street Brew Pub
237 reviews
.21 km away
The Old Firehouse Wine and Cocktail Bar
125 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby Attractions
Duncan Farmer's Market
101 reviews
.17 km away
Cowichan Valley trail
39 reviews
.39 km away
Duncan Totem Poles
242 reviews
.20 km away
Judy Hill Gallery
16 reviews
.26 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Arbutus Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, Diner, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 195 Kenneth St, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 1N5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Duncan
  • Phone Number: +1 250-746-5443
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing