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COCO Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, , Soups
4A-1840 Cedar Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9X 1H9, Canada
+1 250-323-2223
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“wraps” (8 reviews)
“sandwich” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Diner, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
4A-1840 Cedar Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9X 1H9, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I happened to be in the area and had forgotten my lunch, so I thought it was a great opportunity to try CoCo out... as I was in a hurry to get back to work, I ordered a wrap and purchased some frozen items for...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried this place having read the reviews and it definitely did not disappoint. Casual and friendly atmosphere, clean facilities, great service and very reasonable prices. Obviously very popular with locals. The food was wonderful. The half chicken wrap was a meal by itself and...More

Thank Don-in-BC
Reviewed April 29, 2018

I had read about COCO Cafe as this heart warming story about a restaurant that employed developmentally disabled persons on their staff in an excellent manner and was a pride of Cedar. I thought I'd stop by and help them out, spend a few bucks...More

Thank Glidr
COCO C, Manager at COCO Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Wow! Thank you so much for your heart warming review. We so appreciate your kind words, and certainly don't mind the comparison to Blue Fox. We are so glad that you decided to give us a try and hope you will be back to enjoy...More

Reviewed April 23, 2018

We had breakfast on Sunday at COCO Cafe and it was just perfect. There was a crowd but the tables turned over fast enough that there was never a guest left looking for a place to sit. Both my husband and I had poached eggs...More

Thank Carol S
COCO C, Manager at COCO Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2018

Hi Carol! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at COCO Cafe, We are especially grateful for you and your husbands visit as your support allows us to deliver on our mission to provide meaningful employment opportunities for people with...More

Reviewed April 6, 2018

Great place to come with friends and family. Casual atmosphere where visiting is encouraged. Food prepared with attention to every detail. Staff make you feel at home. Smiles all around.More

Thank Jerry H
Chef M, Manager at COCO Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2018

Thank you, Jerry! Our friendly staff is what makes us special. Did you know that our mission to provide employment, training, and socialization opportunities for people with developmental disabilities? Currently, we offer over 8900 hours of supported employment annually! Continued community support is what makes...More

Reviewed March 24, 2018

COCO Café is not only a great place for meal and espresso it has a mission to train and employ developmentally disabled people.More

Thank Mektan
COCO C, Manager at COCO Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

Thanks so much for your review Mektan, we really appreciate the time. We are only able to deliver on our mission to operate a successful social enterprise that provides employment, training and socialization opportunities for people with developmental disabilities within their community with support from...More

Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

We loved this cafe. Good table options. 2 people to larger family/group size tables. The food is high quality. Nothing I had was processed, all fresh. Considering all employees are paid a fair living wage this cafe has extremely fair prices. For quality I would...More

Thank Learnigntotravel
COCO C, Manager at COCO Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

Learningtotravel, thank you so much for your review! We find making our products from scratch creates more job opportunities within our community. Sustainability for all of our stakeholders is key. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit, please come back soon.

Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

I have visited here when getting new tires in Cedar and it is such a treat! The employees are so gracious and the concept of the cafe is really cool. Lovely sandwiches and good prices. Highly recommend! PS a silly compliment, but my nine year...More

1  Thank marlonfb
COCO C, Manager at COCO Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

Marlonfb, thank you for visiting us on your trip for new tires! We are lucky to have friendly and helpful neighbours out this way. We appreciate your comments and your patronage, and thank you so much to your child for the bagel comment. Who doesn't...More

Reviewed January 5, 2018

I'm kind of glad that I live so far away because I would be here every single day. I ordered the breakfast bowl and was soon presented with a bowl of potatoes, fried onion, sausage, eggs, cheddar cheese and a hollandaise sauce. During a three...More

2  Thank Adventure D
Chef M, Manager at COCO Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2018

Thank You Adventure D! What a nice review! We are so glad that we were able to leave a lasting memory through our food for you! We look forward to your next visit to the Island!

Reviewed November 9, 2017

Wonderful coffee, baked goods. Very friendly and efficient service. Casual, easy atmosphere with some outdoor seating for those warmer days.

1  Thank 6633south
Chef M, Manager at COCO Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2017

Thank you! It is always a nice stop after a walk in the Park this time of year! See you soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$11
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Monday
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4A-1840 Cedar Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9X 1H9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-323-2223
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Description
COCO Cafe is social enterprise that provides employment, training, and socialization opportunities for people with developmental disabilities within their community. In June 2011 COCO Cafe opened its doors and began providing employment for people with developmental disabilities. The cafe offers in house fresh baking, a full breakfast and lunch menu, quick & easy to-go options, specialty beverages, and a extensive Sunday brunch. The business has grown from its initial cafe operations to include an in demand catering service, and wholesome frozen retail food program. We pride ourselves in continuing to grow the social aspect of our enterprise with the growth of the cafe & catering business. The cafe has been able to change lives and offer opportunities for individuals who are often overlooked by society. COCO Cafe provided approximately 3300 hours of supported employment in 2014. That increased to 8900 in 2017! Our goal for 2018 is 9200 hours. #wherecommunityworks #cococafecedar
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