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O Cafe and Bistro

$$ - $$$International, ,
500 Oswego St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 5C1, Canada
+1 250-940-7500
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“leek soup” (2 reviews)
“flank steak” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
International, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
500 Oswego St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 5C1, Canada
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1 - 10 of 115 reviews

Reviewed 5 August 2017

I've been to O Cafe and Bistro a few times but often forget about it as it is just a block from our home. It is a lovely intimate place.They don't take reservation so last night we phoned to see if it was full and...More

2  Thank Canadiantravelwiter
OswegoHotelManager, General Manager at O Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Thank you! We appreciate you honest and lovely review. We are building our local patrons and having live music twice a week is a great addition. We support the local farmers with every dish and very much give back to the community in our concept....More

Reviewed 27 July 2017

The O is one of our favorite spots, especially on Wednesday nights when they have local artists performing. We tried to make reservations and were told that it is now first come first served. The music is from six to eight. They no longer have...More

1  Thank Bonjsc
OswegoHotelManager, General Manager at O Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thank you for being one of our loyal customers. We appreciate that you come to the O Cafe and Bistro. In early January we changed the concept after listening to our guests, locals and understanding what the hotel is offering our guests for an experience....More

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Passing though town on my way to see the pride parade my girlfriend and I needed a place to meet up with a few of our friends. We noticed a little bistro in front of a hotel and decided to check it out. Not too...More

Thank morgss47
OswegoHotelManager, General Manager at O Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to place a review. Our location is perfect we think being close to everything but also in the quieter residential area of James bay. The O Cafe and Bistro is a social and casual place where...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017

On a cool rainy summer evening we came to this bistro and found a place that was warm,casual,comfortable with easy music playing and very relaxing. The tone was set,the ambience was nice. The servers were very good and had a real enthusiasm to their delivery....More

Thank islandrockin
OswegoHotelManager, General Manager at O Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you for visiting us at the O Cafe & Bistro. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience. We want all of our guests to have an wonderful dining experience and we feel that having a small but exciting and local menu is unique...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017

My folks and I arrived at the Oswego yesterday evening after our day at Butchart gardens. The hotel is beautiful and my room is outstanding. This morning we had breakfast at the O cafe and it was delicious! Being a distance runner, I eat very...More

Thank David M
OswegoHotelManager, General Manager at O Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you! We appreciate you as one of our guests. The Oswego team are amazing and work hard to provide each and every guest with an memorable stay. We let our guests know how important they are with the details and attentive service. Our O...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017

Ate here one night during out stay at the Oswego Hotel - didn't feel like going out. Service was great and food was delicious!More

Thank June475
OswegoHotelManager, General Manager at O Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Wow, thank you for taking the time to post a positive review. Our guests are loving our O Cafe & Bistro. We have created a more social space and relaxed atmosphere. Our small plates menu in the evening time changes regularly and has attention and...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

I love this place. Food is locally sourced, emphasizes organic and sustainable. Service is attentive and kind. Ambiance for grown-ups enjoying calm & modern respite. Weds is jazz night and Sundays piano.More

Thank naturophile
OswegoHotelManager, General Manager at O Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you! We love reading reviews like the one you posted. I will pass on your positive comments to the amazing Food and Beverage team. The summer months we find working with the local food producers that it offers such an amazing selection of local...More

Reviewed 2 March 2017

Beautiful place with amazing service. I'm a student and I went with a female friend for coffee and dinner afterwards, and although it wasn't with romantic purposes, the staff noticed the flags and put a rose on our table. That, and the live Wednesday soothing...More

Thank Dany A
OswegoHotelManager, General Manager at O Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Thank you for your positive review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your dinner and coffee. We appreciate your feedback so we can continue to deliver what our guests want. We have recently teamed up with Bows and Arrows, a local roasting coffee company...More

Reviewed 28 December 2016

Lovely ambiance, very quiet, good service & excellent food. We were surprised that we were the only ones in the dining room.

1  Thank Gail M
OswegoHotelManager, General Manager at O Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Thank you for visiting us and we hope to welcome you back perhaps on a busier night. We have lots. See you soon Suzanne Gatrell General Manager

Reviewed 19 December 2016

The O Bistro in the Oswego Hotel is one of Victoria's best kept secrets. Great ambiance and food. Service, especially from Angel, is superb. Jazz on a Wednesday evening is a must do. Strongly recommended for locals and tourists.More

1  Thank Rascaloidus
OswegoHotelManager, General Manager at O Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Thank you and we appreciate that you came to dine in our Bistro. We have made some exciting changes in the new year and we look forward to welcoming you back to show you how we are evolving with a new Café now and the...More

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christians272
15 August 2016|
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Response from OswegoHotelManager | Property representative |
Absolutely! Our menus can be found on the dining section of our website. Please let us know if you have any trouble accessing them. As well, please feel free to contact me directly to make a reservation. Warm... More
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Pembina61
1 December 2015|
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Response from Cases_Always_Packed | Reviewed this property |
The place is too open for a group to gather and converse in. I would not recommend this bistro for that purpose. I do not think you would be comfortable gathering and trying to have a group discussion in such an open concept... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$24
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Oswego St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 5C1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > James Bay
  • Neighbourhood: James Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-940-7500
  • E-mail
Description
The O Café and Bistro is focused on building relationships and memories through the shared and intimate dining experience. What we all really crave is an experience of being with friends and family around a table sharing the best of food and beverage. This friends and family centered approach to dining has inspired our dining space and our menu. Mornings at the O Café and Bistro will feature the finest in local bites and coffees. We have partnered with internationally renowned Bows & Arrows Coffee Roasters to feature their incredible brand of coffee. The simple and magnificent pastry selection by our local partner, Bond Bonds Bakery, offers the best of what a bakery can provide. Evenings at the O Café and Bistro highlight the finest globally inspired sharing plates along with truly inspired and authentic beverages. Our chef will tempt your taste buds with food locally sourced and foraged that will be combined into truly delectable plates unlike any others in Victoria. The focus of our bar is on providing you with the perfect glass of wine, incredible cocktail or exotic beer to perfectly match your meal. At the O Café and Bistro, we believe in providing a truly authentic experience that can be shared among our guests. This is achieved through our warm, professional service, innovative ideas and incredible execution. We hope to see you soon!
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