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Ideal Cafe

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Cafe, Diner, Canadian, American, Gluten Free Options
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2263 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2G9, Canada
+1 250-287-9055
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07:00 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 15:30
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Sidney, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Visiting CR and went to TA to find a good breakfast joint....the reviews were right. Really good breakfast in this throw back diner style restaurant. And the server Cheryl Baker "Trouble Maker" was fantastic! Very personable and made us feel totally at home. Would recommend absolutely!

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1 Thank ChefboyRV_13
Campbell River
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

this café will take you back in time, it even has a horseshoe shape counter and stools! The food will take you back to this café over and over. The portions are a good size, the food delicious and the staff friendly and efficient! A really good diner I like to go back to over and over.

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Thank sherda
Campbell River, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The Ideal Café is an older building and is somewhat retro in the décor. You might just pass it by thinking it is not a place to stop for a meal. If you do stop, the meals are all well cooked, generous in portion, and served by waitresses who are efficient and very friendly. My husband and I have stopped... More 

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Thank Amisfield
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We really had to work to find it, but it was worth the drive. Good food, good value and great local ambience in an old school diner.

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Thank MrSpitfire
Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

It's been there forever but may be hard for some to find -- worth searching it out. Known especially to locals for its good, inexpensive food.

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Thank Barbara D
Hythe, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is the kind of place locals know about and tourists don't. It's been around for years and there's a reason for that. Their staff are friendly and quick, their food is prepared fresh and hot and their Smoked Salmon Benny (using Flurers smoked salmon) is soooo very good. My favourite place to go for a weekend breakfast treat!

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Thank JULIA_9036
Lethbridge, AB
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Service is pretty good fast and mostly friendly. The food for very old fashioned diner food (not your healthy fare by any means) is good. The decor is very bad and it really lessens the appetite. old isn't always good, especially if it reminds you of dirty, (which I don't really think is the case)....surely can afford to update if... More 

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Thank J C
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Always delicious and the service is impeccable, prompt and courteous. The place is really lovely every , time I get by Campbell River, I stopped there for breakfast.

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Thank Catherine B
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Fast,Friendly and Family owned! Great food large servings.Just over the bridge heading North.Go with an appetite. Try the clamchowder or mouthwatering burger and fries! Delicious.

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Thank Deidre S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Killer food, awesome atmosphere. Dont bother asking the servers whats good here because everything is delicious.

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1 Thank James J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, Diner, Canadian, American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:30
Monday
07:00 - 15:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:30
Thursday
07:00 - 15:30
Friday
07:00 - 15:30
Saturday
07:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2263 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2G9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Campbell River
  • Phone Number: +1 250-287-9055

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