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Kemp Lake Store Cafe

Canadian, Cafe
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7875 West Coast Rd, Sooke, British Columbia V9Z 0R5, Canada
+1 250-642-7875
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:00
Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Good music from all types of musicians. Good burger great atmosphere. They people playing were very good and everyone shared the time and space.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Victoria, Canada
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

What a great place with a unique atmosphere!!!! Excellent, really friendly, genuinely smiley employees! I think I just had the best chicken clubhouse sourdough sandwich I've ever had!!!

Thank ElizabethVictoria
Kassel, Germany
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The combined restaurant and music store serves good food and good music. I felt as if I went back to the 70s. Decoration and music made me feel younger, nevertheless we ate good and were well entertained

Thank Zansona
Snow Lake, Canada
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133 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We went here for a late lunch and were very pleased. The day we were there, different musicians were playing music while we ate, and we really enjoyed the music and easy going atmosphere. The staff there is wonderful. The food was excellent! I had the chicken club with side salad, and my husband had the Mediterranean chicken club with... More 

Thank jenmc74
Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped on the way from Victoria to port Renfrew. This is a lovely quaint music cafe. The food is very tasty and the ambience couldn't have been better with an informative and friendly owner. They ll even let you choose from one of their vast collection of LP s to have played while you eat. Great place.

Thank Karen J
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We went for a great traditiobal breakfast, ambient was cozy, exceptional service, very kind servers. We had a great conversation with staff. They are very passionate with music. If you are a fan of music don't miss to check out their music collection.

Thank Adriana H
Victoria, Canada
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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Just plain Good honest food. Very unassuming spot along the West Coast Hwy. Great local hangout! We will definitely be back here! We enjoyed the great sandwiches and atmosphere. It's accessible* too. :) Ramp up the side of the building, must be unlocked from inside. Washroom needed a rail, but otherwise okay... ;)

1 Thank B M
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

It may look like a dive, but this place has heart and soul. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, and most importantly good food. Had the roast beef dip with fries and a chicken club. Both were great. Fries were fresh. The restaurant doubles as a record store, a bit of a dream locale for me then- vinyl is a bit pricy,... More 

Thank Donald T
Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Eric provides such a warm and welcoming environment - offers to play an album of your choice to take you on your own personal trip down memory lane! Best Chicken Club I've ever had with a very tasty salad. Great deal - free coffee refills.

Thank 63nel52
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This is where the locals go. I love to go here for the all-day breakfast or the Sunday Music Jams. The owner, Eric is one of the friendliest people you'll ever meet and the staff seem to love working there. He has an amazing collection of Vinyl lining the walls from the sixties on and always has great music playing... More 

Thank Bob636

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7875 West Coast Rd, Sooke, British Columbia V9Z 0R5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Sooke
  • Phone Number: +1 250-642-7875

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