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Pure Vanilla

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2590 Cadboro Bay Rd, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
07:00 - 17:00
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All hours
Sun 07:30 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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1,427 reviews
688 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for a tasty lunch! We both went with the panini sandwich, which was the special of the day, also added a cup of dark roast coffee. Staff are friendly and it was very busy. Great location for any day time meal!

Thank sashakeena
Victoria, Canada
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47 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

There's wifi, but only for the staff. They refused to share the password. Definitely not in keeping with the competition.

Thank air4ce
Victoria, Canada
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Not in the downtown area, but really worth finding! Everything is so freshly made, soup, or quiche, or pasteries, and the ambiance of this special little place.....charming! Reminds me of a bustling european bistro. Fast paced and terrific energy, full of locals.

Thank valerieodell1967
Victoria, Canada
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Fabulous Panini, great vanilla brioche and perfect latte. Tables inside and out with a water bowl to welcome my dog. There were 4 dogs with their owners enjoying lunch. Mouth watering pastries and cookies, home made soup and crisp well dressed salads, quiche, pizzette and a huge selection of muffins. Lots of street parking as well as underground. Charming and... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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115 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

My husband, who is the least-likely to complain about things in restaurants, actually went up and told them that the coffee was weak. As he put it, you shouldn't be able to see through coffee. The friends we were with said that Pure Vanilla had recently changed coffee brands and there had been a deterioration in the coffee. I found... More 

Thank Elizabeth B
San Diego, Ca
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85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This location was recommended to us and we returned this trip. The pastries and muffins are superb. The cookies are to die for. Be sure to try the pumpkin cookie. A nice sitting area is available. Come for the goodies and coffee and just relax before your day starts. Well worth your visit. You will want to return!

Thank SanDiegobirdlady
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53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We had lunch with our two children and found the overall experience ok. We ordered pizza, frittata and a quinoa salad - everything was no more than average. The service is quick and the place very informal, however I'm not sure we will go back any time soon.

Thank Bellini99
Comox, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We visited twice on our visit to Victoria. The good morning muffins and the scones are wonderful. They make a great latte too.

Thank pamw1502014
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92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

A favourite spot to meet with friends for coffee and snacks in the Cadboro Bay Area of Victoria. At the corner of Estevan and Cadboro Bay with lots of street parking. Fresh dessert and snacks made daily. Very friendly staff and fast service. They have seating outside for sun and patio in the back for shade. Look for it it... More 

Thank TamTamVictoria
Victoria, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Salads here are amazing here from the house salad to their salade nicoise!! Fabulous baking and cakes to die for.

Thank 28barb44

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
07:30 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2590 Cadboro Bay Rd, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: 250-592-2896
This is a sit-down bakery / cafe.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?