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Reviewed January 2, 2024

It was my first breakfast out in the New Year and arrived right at the opening of 9 a.m. and was excited to finally try The Blue Fox. Sadly I was soooooo disappointed! Expected to smell fresh coffee and bacon frying, sadly was hit with...such a strong smell of the waitresses perfume and got a migraine headache before our orders were even taken! As for the food…another huge disappointment. I’m pretty sure the pan fried potatoes as well as the bacon were prepared the day before, the sour dough toast was hard as a rock, eggs however were cooked nicely. Coffee was meh! The waitress was cheerful however but sadly after paying almost $80.00 for 3 unappetizing breakfasts we won’t return! Save your $ people!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed December 23, 2023 via mobile

We went on a Friday around 10am and waited for about half an hour in the queue outside. It was absolutely worth the wait. We started out with one of their holiday themed cocktails, the cranberry mimosa, which was so good, we all ordered another....My other half had the coffee and baileys with whipped cream and gingerbread. Food wise, we ordered the eggs and chorizo, bubble and squeak, then one meat Migas, and one veggie, that came with fried banana. Really tasty, huge portions and great service. Thank you.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 8, 2023

Good food, nice unique options. A bit pricey, but expected for a trendy place. Friendly staff and decent service. Had to wait outside in line for about 10 minutes which wasn’t bad compared to what we had heard. The only thing I could complain about...was that it was really annoying how staff kept going in and out of the back exit door. It would slam very loudly every time, and we were seated right by it. I’m not exaggerating when I say it happened at least 30 times. I would suggest they figure out a solution for this as it really tainted the experienceMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed October 27, 2023

Awesome food and great service. Waiting in a line for breakfast is not a normal thing for us but the food and service made it all worth it.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 27, 2023 via mobile

The Best Breakfast Ever, staying in Victoria this is a must for breakfast or lunch! I went a few time as the menu is so good I couldn’t decide what to get. The first day I got the oatmeal which was the best I ever...had, with cinnamon and raisins and crème and the second day I had an omelette with chorizo, potatoes jalapeño sauce and special cheddar cheese! They also give you home made jam for your toast! The servers were so friendly and from around the world like Australia. I highly recommend this amazing Cafe!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 15, 2023

Excellent food and service, Hoevos Rancheros and island Eggs were very good! Staff are amazing! Highly recommend this place!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 13, 2023 via mobile

Wonderful food and service. Would definitely recommend for breakfast/brunch - and portion sizes will keep you full all day!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 15, 2023 via mobile

Great little downtown cafe with a huge menu. Had to wait for a seat for a bit but patience was rewarded. The huevos rancheros was a mountain of food and tasted great. Pancakes plentiful and delicious too.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 2, 2023

We had a nice little walk from our hotel to Blue Fox on a damp morning. Getting there shortly after opening, we were pleased to get a table and not put on a waiting list. We saw the size of orders being brought to the...table and decided that if we could share an order, and perhaps add a couple pancakes, that might be a nice complement for each of us. Our waitress agreed that this was a good plan, and they could split the pancake order in half. It's a nice room, with pleasant staff and sweet odors. Our orders arrived shortly, and they were great. No issues with the food or service to this point. We only have one little gripe. Blue Fox Cafe's menu does not include any side order offerings. Some restaurants may say, substitute pancakes for toast for an additional $5.00 or similar, but Blue Fox does not. We ordered a half order of pancakes, in other words, 1 pancake rather than 2. Instead of $16.00 we thought perhaps $8.00 or $10.00. What do you think for 1 pancake? Well, the bill was $12.50 for 1 pancake, or $16.00 for 2. Even though Blue Fox is doing very well and from what I understand often has a line up out the door. I would like to call them out on this, in a gentle way. If you are going to charge $12.50 for a pancake, I think disclosing this to your customers in advance is a good thing. Personally, I don't think this is equitable. I would love to see a pancake option in lieu of toast. If not for this, we would have rated excellent. Lovely little breakfast spot nevertheless.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 22, 2023

Not worth the 1 hour wait. Seated by the noisy dish pit and served later than others coming in after us.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 22, 2023 via mobile

Blue fox was delicious. We came here for breakfast and there was a line. It moved fairly quickly and we were seated in about 30 mins. Great little hole in the wall!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 20, 2023 via mobile

We thought this was tasty. Portions were big. Bit of a 90s hippie (not to say hipster) coffeehouse vibe. The coffee itself was weak batch brew. But worth going for the breakfast. We got there early—within an hour of opening in a Friday—so didn’t have...to queue for two. I’m not sure it would have been with a long wait.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 20, 2023

Although we enjoyed the experience, I could not score this more than 4 as the food was good, but not great and below a standard you would have expected if you queued for 45 mins. My partner had Classic Benny and I had the Breakfast...Club sandwich. Both were tasty and quality ingredients, but excessively large. Many other diners were struggling to finish their meals, but maybe also because they were wanting to extend their stay! We tried twice to get in, but first time gave up due to the queue and went to Cora instead. I preferred Cora food, but the setting is not great. In conclusion, I would only go back if there was no queue. To me, this is a great example where the Tripadvisor influence creates an unjustified hype?More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 14, 2023 via mobile

There was a line and wait at 11:30 , so I waited and went back at 1, no line . The food was scrumptious. I had Salish Salmon Omelette. The portion was enormous, probably enough for 2 people . It came with delicious homemade jam....Waitstaff was attentive and helpful. Go a little off the beaten path for a delicious meal.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 10, 2023 via mobile

We came here on a midsummer Monday morning as part of our vacation to Victoria, due to the TripAdvisor reviews. It truly did not disappoint. We arrived about 07:50 due to the advice on this page - we were first in line but before opening,...at least 8 others had joined the queue. The welcome was lovely and we were permitted to sit anywhere we liked. We both had speciality drinks and eggs Benedict’s. They were truly divine - would highly recommend the Pacific Salmon Benny and the greens accompaniment. The Mayan Mocha was the best Mocha I’ve ever had. Would highly recommend and would go back for breakfast/brunch/lunch in an instant! Service was also friendly and good advice given on the menu.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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kbarker12
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Response from sandy z | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant opens at 8am. The shortest line varies, before 10am or after 12:30 pm.
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Response from Heather D | Reviewed this property |
They are not open Christmas day
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I don’t think they are open Christmas Day. The Empress Hotel and Oak Bay Beach Hotel are open on that day for sure. You would need to contact them and reserve in either case.
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BLUE FOX CAFE, Victoria - Harris Green - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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Blue Fox Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5