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Memorial Avenue | QF head store, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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236 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2013

It's in Quality Food store in Qualicum Beach. It is a nice place to relax in armchairs. The food is good and good value for the prices. A lot of Tempting sweets. You have to go up to order the food, but that is okay.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013

I love the atmosphere and the low stress food ordering and service. I also like that i can earn reward points by using my QF card. There is almost always something on special that is both tasty and supportive of my frugal tendencies. My last visit i had the Wicked Thai Chicken soup which was very good and seems to... More 

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rossland, bc
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

The cafe is a great place for meeting friends or for catching a quick lunch. The choice of food is limited but good. You are surrounded with kitchen items for sale that are great to look at but over all pricey. There is a cheerful atmosphere. It is central and so easy to get to. I find the tables so... More 

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1 Thank artgoddess
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2013

This is a wonderful place to people-watch, meet friends, enjoy good coffee or a larger meal. It is located above the Qualicum Foods supermarket - which is the best place in the world to grocery shop. All the employees seem to be happy. Customer service is second to none! It just doesn't get any better!

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Thank tv40821
North Nanaimo
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2013

I love meeting friends here for coffee & yummies. Delicious! And comfy couches, people watching. Also, there is the bonus of all the kitchen temptations to purchase throughout the store.

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1 Thank SueZCue2
Parksville, Canada
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124 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2013

Upstairs above Qualicum Foods is a gem of a shop, with home and kitchen and seasonal decor, and a cafe with a good selection of coffee-time snack or lunch choices. A big favourite is the Wicked Chicken Thai soup. It's a good place to stop after shopping in town or after grocery shopping.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2012

They always have daily specials at really great prices. The food has been good each and every time. You can use your Q-Card loyalty card to collect points. I like the open atmosphere of the upstairs restaurant and all the upscale (expensive but top quality) cookware that is available to look at and purchase.

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Thank sandy r
London, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2012

Step Above (above Qualicum Foods store) I popped up for a drink after yoga practice & had a Tazo Chai (Chai Tea Latte Grande). The store stocks Starbucks coffee, the prices are average for the area, it has a lift & steps up to coffee shop, gifts galore pricey but good quality & a vast choice. Extensive range of Kitchen... More 

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Thank Kate A
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

This cafe is above a grocery store with a huge selection of products. Yet the setting is intimate with a variety of comfy chairs or seats by the windows, nestled behind the trees. These trees are lit up in winter as they are along the main street. The very friendly and competent staff are very accommodating. They offer Starbucks coffees... More 

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Thank IrisNorma
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

Nice place to go for great coffee and a treat, and maybe a little window shopping. Helen, Kevin and staff are always friendly and remember exactly how I like my latte.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Breakfast, Lunch
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Memorial Avenue | QF head store, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach

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