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Coffee Vault

499 Wallace St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5B7, Canada
+1 778-441-2950
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“potato wedges” (2 reviews)
“bread” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Soups, Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
499 Wallace St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5B7, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

...This coffeeshop is like stepping into another world. Like it or not! I personally would sit in here every day if I could (and the food is A+). Though some of the staff appear depressed.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JanDJanD
Reviewed October 19, 2018

over prices dont enjoy the lay out dont like standing in line for food and then not having anywhere to sit

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rayahsaw
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Food is good but try not to look to close to edges or ledges. Needs a cleaning and dusting. Not crazy about having to stand in line to order then find place to sit Kind of laid out bad for this. Prices very high for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Pioneernana
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

I loved this unique cafe. I lived the decor and the vibe here. This is a place you want to come and read, write, paint, draw or just be creative in. It's like every cool antique on the island made its way here. They cater...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank twilightmuse
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Our first time here and when we walked in I guess because we weren’t tatted up or have a millennial beard we got looks like we were from another planet. No signage to tell you to take a seat or to place your order at...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank kayakfrank
Reviewed August 20, 2018

What was good; the location, the funky bohemian atmosphere and the food ( very good). We ordered the classic bacon, eggs, hash browns, toast and coffee. There was a gluten free toast option. Our Americano coffees were also good. What was not good; we ordered...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Rob G
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The Vault is definitely our go-to place to see live music, and we really love the focus on independent and up-and-coming artists. The acoustics are quite good and there is not really a bad seat in the house. Our only complaint is that for those...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 319trishh
Reviewed July 31, 2018

It seems hard to believe but it was in this place that I finally got to sit one more time on the exact same type of chairs that my elementary school auditorium had for assemblies in the SIXTIES! Yes, this is precisely the type of...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank metaungulate
Reviewed July 3, 2018

I visit the Vault regularly for coffee and breakfast. The food is fantastic - especially their breakfast wrap. However, I find aspects of the service inconsistent and frustrating. On one more than one occasion I have ordered and waited a half hour only to find...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 422lesleya
Reviewed June 21, 2018

Love the atmosphere and building however food is ok, service VERY slow and staff quite unconcerned. If you don't mind the wait etc....it really is a nice place to sit and have a coffee with a friend etc.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Treen M
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 499 Wallace St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5B7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 778-441-2950
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