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Reviewed February 10, 2021 via mobile

Got a great coffee and a freshly baked muffin .... and the best breakfast sandwich with avocado. I love to support a small business especially when they put a high quality product like this. Great job!

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed January 11, 2021

Came her for lunch with my wife and we ordered the cream of mushroom soup and a BLT with the house salad/vinaigrette. We were told our order would take about 20 minutes, as it was busy, so we enjoyed the view of Quadra Island by...our window seating. Seating is limited with social distancing restrictions, but Java Shack has managed to set up hanging dividers between tables and booths for about 7-8 large eating sections along with outdoor seating. The cream of mushroom was delightful and light, full of mushrooms. Every spoonful had a bite of mushroom. A nice surprise for soup! My wife enjoyed the beautiful salad with her BLT. The salad had a nice mix of greens and arugula with strips of beets and carrots and topped with feta and beans. The BLT had the usual expected taste, but what made this different was the texture profile - with a soft bun cradling a nice crunch with each bite. We really enjoyed this one. Will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed September 22, 2020

OK breakfast sandwich but APPALLING SERVICE. Under good conditions they are slow. I was in recently and the server said it would be half an hour wait for a breakfast sandwich, There were 4 other people in the restaurant at the time. I simply asked..."why the half hour wait?". She was highly indignant that I even asked. I pointed out the almost total lack of customers whereupon she requested that I leave, which I happily did.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed March 7, 2020

I used this place occasionally when I was desperate for a coffee. Desperate being the key word. Predictably, every time I was served with the usual watery tosh at high end prices. In the end I never bothered and waited until I got to Quadra...Island. The food is a flag waver to mediocrity and the service not much better. One particular server had all the charm of an unwashed urinal and would openly barrack the customers (I think she left to join the army funnily enough) making the Java Shack experience even more magical. Usual CR garbage.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed January 4, 2020

I visit the Shack every time I go to Campbell River. It's great to have a cup of their wonderful coffee while watching the Quadra Island ferry come and go. Breakfast is amazing, I had the wrap, delicious.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 11, 2019

This is a "select, pay, and wait for your food at your table" kinda place. No service to speak of, BUT, the food is fresh and great, albeit selection is limited. A surprise is that the breakfast is very well done, and service is quick....For a quick bite, you can only do worse elsewhere. Lunch is best with a bit more time, the kitchen can be slow during lunch hour, so be there before noon and you will be OK. Arrive at 12:15 and you will have a bit of a wait for the food to appear on your table.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed September 17, 2019

Up early on a Sunday morning run into town searching for a decent cappuccino is always gamble as a visitor! With no expectations, I arrived at Java Shack only to realize it was closed - no surprise. Unexpectedly, the owner (Sarah) was inside with her...family on a day off and invited me inside. Offering to make a cappuccino was exceedingly kind, not charging me as I only brought a credit card, was above and beyond. It's the small acts of kindness and interest to do the unexpected that can define a business. I was grateful and wanted to share my experience. Thank you.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed June 7, 2019 via mobile

This coffee place is very unique and very cool. Coffee component is spot on but to be honest their sandwiches are literally insane ! Best tuna sandwich I’ve ever had in my life ! Blew my mind ! The only issue I’ve had is they...close fairly early , but if you are in the city go and try the tuna sandwich and add avocado! The chef in my opinion is world class and anything that comes out of the kitchen looks extraordinary!More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed April 26, 2019

Had a great lunch here, friendly staff, everything freshly prepared, enjoyed the salad. Just across the road from the ferry, they deserve to do well.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed April 13, 2019

Cozy little stop and they know you might be in line for the ferry so they expedite what they can so you don't miss the boat.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Java Shack

  • Yes, Java Shack offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Java Shack offers delivery services.

  • Java Shack is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 3.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4