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American, Diner, Canadian
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Reviewed March 27, 2022 via mobile

Amazing food and very good service from all the lovely staff - thanks for looking after us for 5 breakfasts this week. Whatever we ordered, from Patrick’s Maritime breakfast (full English) to lemon and blueberry waffles to the best pancakes ever! The food was always...delicious. The restaurant is always busy so be prepared to queue a bit during busy times (we never queued before 9.15 am) but if you do have to queue it’s worth it).More

Date of visit: March 2022
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John C, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2022

Thank you so very much. We all appreciate it.

Reviewed March 21, 2022 via mobile

Awesome breakfast!! Would definitely go back!! Had the Catch 22 ~delicious! My husband loved the meatloaf!! We went twice over the weekend

Date of visit: March 2022
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John C, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2022

Thank you so much. See ya next time!

Reviewed February 13, 2022 via mobile

There was a bit of a wait, but we had a fantastic lunch! I finally got to have my seafood / breakfast crave fulfilled with their Crab Benny. The food and service were fantastic!

Date of visit: February 2022
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John C, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2022

Thx for your patience. Our Crab Benny is a special we make on "special" days!

Reviewed January 22, 2022

First time here and it was great. The service from the friendly but not overbearing staff was great. Their recommendations were bang on. The food was exceptional. I enjoyed the sports bar setting. We will be back.

Date of visit: January 2022
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John C, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2022

Thank you Robert.

Reviewed November 30, 2021

Plan ahead and have someone wait in line. Be ready to show proof of vaccination. Then enjoy a delicious breakfast made to order when your table is ready. Loved the waitress who had a sense of humor and took good care to provide refills on...our coffee. Will definitely eat there again.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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John C, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2021

Thank you so much. It's been a trying time during the pandemic. Your patience is appreciated.

Reviewed October 22, 2021

We stayed in Victoria for a few days and happened to be half a block from John’s Place so we kind of stumbled onto this gem. We had breakfast here everyday. We were never disappointed. The food is fresh and the portions are huge! The...service was always great, friendly and efficient. The photo gallery gave us something to enjoy and chat about while waiting for our orders. It is always busy here but if you have to wait outside be assured it is well worth the wait. We will stay at the same hotel again just to be close to John’s Place,More

Date of visit: October 2021
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John C, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2021

Thank you. Come back and say hello next time your in town.

Reviewed October 19, 2021

As someone who doesn't eat eggs, it's hard to find a great breakfast place that offers something more than pancakes/waffles for the non-egg eater. This restaurant offers up multiple options that will satisfy any palate. Peanut Butter & Banana Vegan Smoothie is delicious; as is...the Lavender Blue Latte - you actually taste the lavender and vanilla flavour. Bottomless coffee - and the service is tremendous, around every 5 minutes or so to keep your coffee hot and topped up. The 222 was perfect for the big full breakfast eater (my husband), and one day he ordered pancakes - came with 2 massive pancakes, he could barely eat one; and the second day he ordered the waffle instead - he managed to finish it! Their cream cheese syrup is an amazing option for your pancakes/waffles - we even had it with our sour dough toast and on bacon! That stuff is delicious!!! Their granola bowl is also a winner - so many different seeds, and coconut, with choice of yogurt (natural or vanilla). Great cozy diner atmosphere, with friendly and helpful staff. Service was amazing. Arrive early - they open at 8am daily and it's full on weekends by 8:30am with a line-up outside. Testament to the great food and service inside. Reasonably priced breakfast for Victoria (which is a bit on the expensive side no matter where you eat due to their location on an island). We chose this place due to the menu online, and came back again due to the service and the delicious food! Despite being very busy we did not feel rushed. Service was a great pace. Great way to start your day!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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John C, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2021

Thank you so much. We try an offer variety for all. Truly appreciated.

Reviewed October 11, 2021

There was a line up at the door - always a good indication of a great restaurant! We didn’t wait long before we were seated. Our server Hilary was fabulous! Other staff too were very attentive, great team work. Food was excellent! Great value for...money. We had the meatloaf dish and avocado Benedict . Loved the different choices, for example the cornbread. Will definitely return when we visit Victoria again!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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John C, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2021

Thank you so much. See ya next time!

Reviewed October 3, 2021 via mobile

We had the burrito and the waffle and benny combo. Food was good if a little heavy. Lots of interesting stuff to look at on the walls. Not the best breakfast we had in Victoria but still pretty good.

Date of visit: October 2021
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John C, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2021

Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves.

Reviewed July 29, 2021 via mobile

Tried the Meatloaf and Eggs as edvertised, and Catch 22, both were fantastic and possibly the best diner meal we've ever had!

Date of visit: July 2021
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John C, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2021

I truly appreciate that. Thank you

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BCwaterlilly
September 25, 2021|
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Response from 12chef | Property representative |
Mon-Fri 8am - 3pm we offer take out.
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wrecklessexplorer
December 9, 2019|
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Response from 12chef | Property representative |
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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Frequently Asked Questions about John's Place Restaurant

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