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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
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“wraps” (8 reviews)
“cinnamon buns” (6 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
4A-1840 Cedar Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9X 1H9, Canada
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1 - 10 of 106 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To say that this place is electric may be an understatement. When I visited, the place was packed with people having animated conversations leading to a really fun vibe. It's a "pay first and find your spot" place, but the breakfast plate is brought to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank metaungulate
COCO C, Manager at COCO Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you metaungualate, for your thoughtful review! We appreciate your opinions and will pass them directly to our kitchen team! Did you know COCO Cafe is a social enterprise? Our mission is to provide employment, training, and socialization opportunities for people with developmental disabilities within...More

Reviewed October 10, 2018

It was so wonderful to find a selection of gluten free options that were not a commercial granola bar. The coffee was great, the Tai's Granola that is truly Gluten free was very nice and filling and served very nicely with a tiny pitcher of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank eelgrasslady
COCO C, Manager at COCO Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

Thanks so much for your review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit and the options we are able to provide for our clients with specific lifestyles. COCO Cafe is a Social Enterprise and our mission is to provide employment, training, and socialization...More

Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Very fresh and good quality food. Side salad best we’ve had in our travels. Loved the sandwich and pie. Great atmosphere in the cafe and wonderful to see people of all abilities being given a go in the work force.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank TottiSydney
COCO C, Manager at COCO Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

TottiSydney, thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your meal, and see the value in an inclusive work environment! We hope you will join us again if you're in our neck of the woods!

Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

We had a delightful lunch at this cafe. We both had their delicious chicken pie and desserts. We are completely impressed with their committee to provide employment to special needs adults.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank MnumMnumMna
COCO C, Manager at COCO Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

MnumMnumMna thank you for your kind words. We are happy that you enjoyed your chicken pie and desserts. Our mission is to provide employment, training, and socialization opportunities for people with developmental disabilities within their community.

Reviewed September 29, 2018

I suspect that as a group of five for a sit down breakfast "bacon and eggs" style, we came to the wrong place. Likely/seems like it would be good for a coffee break or soup and sandwich for one or two people though. Keep in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank lmwalter54
COCO C, Manager at COCO Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Hi lmwalter54, thank you for your review. We do offer cafeteria style service and are proud to serve on of the best breakfasts in town! I am unclear if you and a group of five did come in for breakfast, or were discouraged by our...More

Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

I always look forward to those meetings catered by Cocos. They make great platters for any event. Their sweet potato chicken wraps are amazing. Another tasty option is the egg salad sandwich.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank WestCoastBrando
COCO C, Manager at COCO Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Brandon that you for taking the time to review COCO, and thanks for choosing to Buy Social!

Reviewed August 28, 2018

Made to order, fresh, and fabulous! If you have the time and inclination to drive a little out of your way, a meal here is a must. Best hash browns and hollandaise sauce ever. It doesn’t look like much and having to order at the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Josephine G
COCO C, Manager at COCO Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Thanks for your detailed review Josephine! Our mission is to provided employment, training, and socialization opportunities for people with developmental disabilities within their community. It's important for us to offer a great experience to keep our guests coming back! COCO Cafe is where community works!

Reviewed August 23, 2018

We came to have a good breakfast and we're not disappointed. The staff is friendly and the food is really good. Good prices for good food. I recommend this place.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Sasuke785
COCO C, Manager at COCO Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Thank you so much for your review! We really appreciate your patronage!

Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely delicious!! Best soy latte and veg breakfast bowl! The best cinnamon bun:) A beautiful spot close to hiking trail.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Natalie C
COCO C, Manager at COCO Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2018

Hi Natalie! Thanks for stopping by! We're happy you enjoyed your visit! Our mission is to provide employment, training, and socialization opportunities for people with developmental disabilities within their community. Thanks for shopping social!

Reviewed July 1, 2018

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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Karen H
COCO C, Manager at COCO Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Hi Karen, So sorry that we missed something in your bag! I sent you a private message offering to drop you missed items off to you. Please email me at admin@cococafe.ca and I would be happy to deliver your items! We are thankful for your...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$11
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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