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Reviewed January 7, 2024 via mobile

Extensive brunch menu. Best raspberry croissant French toast and Benny choices. Excellent service, great vibe and friendly staff.

Date of visit: January 2024
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John Cantin, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2024

Thx Larry, The raspberry croissant French toast was da bomb!

Reviewed January 7, 2024

Extensive menu. Best raspberry croissant french toast! Excellent Benny choices. Excellent service, great vibe and friendly staff.

Date of visit: January 2024
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John Cantin, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2024

Thank you so much, truly appreciated.

Reviewed November 16, 2023

Great breakfast, loved that we were offered Medium or Dark Roast coffee. Friendly waitress, free coffee because they asked us to move tables.

Date of visit: November 2023
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John Cantin, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2023

Thank you for helping us, by moving tables. It was truly appreciated. We sell our coffee to go as well.

Reviewed October 18, 2023

Go Hungry! portions are big and very tasty. Had pastrami on rye (v particular thousand island style dressing) and a top BLT. served as a lunch special with a cup of delicious soup. very good value and service lovely the super fresh warm bread to...start with was a massive winnerMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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John Cantin, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2023

Thank you so much! WE make our house made herb bread Monday - Friday every week.

Reviewed October 9, 2023

I have had French Toast in many different places all over Canada and John's Place has the best of them. They also make great coffee and eggs Benny here as well. Whenever I am staying in Victoria I always try to have breakfast here. The...staff is always welcoming and decor is very unique. You would have to come at least 3 times to be able to catch everything. Victoria is a breakfast city and this to me is a Victoria institution in regards to breakfast spots. One thing to note though is that it will get busy real fast so if you do not want to be stuck in a lineup (especially in the summer time) I highly suggest getting there at opening (8 am at time of this review) in order to get a good seat.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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John Cantin, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2023

Thank you so much. We have a lot of fun serving you!

Reviewed October 8, 2023

Phenomenal food and staff! You must eat here!!! Cool place, so many amazing options for food it’s hard to choose but no choice is a bad choice. A must go to if you are in Victoria.

Date of visit: October 2023
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John Cantin, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2023

Thank you, truly appreciated.

Reviewed September 29, 2023 via mobile

Had a great time with family for lunch. Servers were friendly and food was very good. Ambiance was cool, lots of old photos. Definitely would go back.

Date of visit: September 2023
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John Cantin, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2023

Thank you so much. We're happy you had fun. See ya next time.

Reviewed September 25, 2023

First of all, they come to the table with the most delicious, heavy, homemade white bread! If you have any room after all of the bread, the meals are all delicious! Service is top notch! Enjoy!

Date of visit: September 2023
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John Cantin, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2023

Thx Michael, We've been making our fresh herb bread for the last 40 years. We appreciate that!

Reviewed September 6, 2023

Small line up when we arrived, was worth waiting as they moved along quickly. Had a breakfast burrito and wife had eggs Benedict. Both where great.

Date of visit: September 2023
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John Cantin, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2023

Thank you for your patience. Truly appreciated.

Reviewed August 20, 2023

This is an obviously popular breakfast place, for great reasons! We weren't sure about the wait at first, but in the end it was worth it. The servers were on the ball--checking in on everyone around. The classic benny on the cornbread was the best...choice I made! Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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John Cantin, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2023

Thank you so much. We really appreciate that.

Reviewed August 1, 2023 via mobile

This was our second visit to John’s Place. It was busy but we didn’t have to wait long. Wonderful customer service and delicious food! I had the Catch 22 which was a great way to try their waffles and the eggs Benedict and my husband...enjoyed the The Ragin Vegan Burrito. Both dishes were huge servings. We highly recommend coming here!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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John Cantin, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2023

Thank you so much. I'm happy you enjoyed yourselves.

Reviewed July 29, 2023 via mobile

Great food, coffee, service and atmosphere. If you can’t decide from the extensive menu try the Catch 22, a Benny and Waffle with the cream cheese syrup.

Date of visit: July 2023
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John Cantin, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2023

Thank you so much, we appreciate that!

Reviewed July 11, 2023 via mobile

Very busy place, but the food came out fast and hot. Huge menu. Loved their Belgian waffle with their special syrup. My hubby had the classic Eggs Benedict and enjoyed it. Friendly staff. Would like to go back.

Date of visit: July 2023
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John Cantin, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2023

Thank you so much Cheryl, appreciated.

Reviewed June 27, 2023

Atmospheric restaurant.Huge range of food.Popular.Reasonably priced.Excellent food and service.Recommend

Date of visit: June 2023
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John Cantin, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2023

Thank you so much. We appreciate that.

Reviewed May 15, 2023 via mobile

We visit Victoria a couple of time a year from the UK and always find time for a good breakfast at Johns. Never disappointed. Great food, service and all at a reasonable price. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2023
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John Cantin, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2023

Thank you Steve, we appreciate your loyalty and I'm so happy you enjoyed yourselves.

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BCwaterlilly
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Response from 12chef | Property representative |
Mon-Fri 8am - 3pm we offer take out.
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A loaf of bread anytime but when we started to close at 3pm we don’t make cheesecake now. Very sorry
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Response from 12chef | Property representative |
Hi there, We offer a gluten free bun with a designated toaster. We also offer a rice flour waffle with a designated baker. We do not have separate utensils or separate plates etc. I hope this helps you. John
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Yes, John's Place Restaurant offers takeaway services.

John's Place Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5