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C$6 - C$26
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Healthy, Canadian, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed September 30, 2023 via mobile

We were excited to go here and loved their patio but were disappointed in the menu. In particular we wanted spaghetti with meatballs but were told they were out of meatballs. Understanding, we said that was fine but just then wanted spaghetti with sauce but...without cream in it (it was highlighted as creamy). They could not offer tomato sauce or pasta sauce without cream. This seems very standard as an option anywhere. Then as we went through the menu there was nothing without seafood or cream/fat so I had to have the cook make me a bland sandwich with salad and some chicken on it and was charged full amount as if it was a normal menu item. I had to go get more food elsewhere as I was still hungry. We wouldn’t go back as this seemed like a minor food request to handle and we have never had an issue with this at any other restaurant. The other two meals were ok but nothing special.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 2, 2023 via mobile

Good food. Older crowd. Everyone was good to our kids but the lunch crowd was definitely an older crowd. Reasonable prices. Coloring for the kids.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 29, 2023

It was a busy night but we were seated right away and the service was excellent. I had fish and chips and my significant other had the special, which was a chicken and pasta dish. All very good.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 27, 2023

Fantastic find! Delicious food with some unusual choices and wonderful, friendly service. Would definitely go back!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 5, 2023

They have a very interesting and broad menu of choices here -- we opted for the haddock sandwich and a teriyaki chicken dish. Both were superb, so delicious, and well made! Our server was very attentive to our allergy requirements and the food came out...great tasting, with a reasonable wait time. We would definitely recommend this restaurant, and in fact, did exactly that to a couple who were outside checking it out when we came out.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 14, 2023

Super delicious dinner and dessert- and the rhubarb gin cocktail was a highlight for sure! Service was quick and so friendly and personable. Lovely patio outside. Will absolutely be visiting again!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed August 24, 2022 via mobile

A wonderful find! We were referred here by a hotel clerk who said it had good food but emphasis that it was a "cafe," not a fine dining restaurant. We went expecting general family-type fare and were surprised to see a menu full of creative...takes and anything but standard. There were four of us and we had a couple applies, borscht, daily specials (a pork and chicken noodle dish) and curry bowl. It was all delicious, easily a few notches above everyday "cafe" food! Service was friendly and efficient and the prices were very reasonable. We will go again when I'm the area. Service wasMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 19, 2022

I've eaten at this cafe every time I'm in Creston. I'm never disappointed. Food is always delicious and the service is great. Our sever this evening was Victoria and she was very nice and welcoming. She went out of her way to use our names...which was a nice personal touch. She described the specials of the day in a way that made you want to try them all. I will definitely be back again the next time I'm in town. I would recommend calling early for a reservation . They are a very popular spot to eat.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 10, 2022

We were travelling from Banff to Nelson (a long way) and Creston seemed like a good place for lunch. The reviews of the Real Food Cafe were good so we stopped off and were so glad we did. The food was freshly made and excellent;...and the service was prompt and friendly. The cafe had a great atmosphere and it was clearly popular with the locals - always a good sign.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 2, 2022 via mobile

Good food and local. Has accessibility for anyone with a disability. Friendly staff and service. Opens at 11 and closes mid afternoon to prep for dinner. Something to watch for if you're not aware

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed July 4, 2022 via mobile

Cramped seating in a small room with 23 other people with poor ventilation. Felt cramped. The special was I believe an Indian Tikka dish with meatballs, and not of the lamb variety. Hmmm. Dish was watery, likely from the tomatoes that were in the dish....Serving staff were pleasant and this is why it’s getting an average rating, but I would personally not return.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 14, 2022

Delighted with our meal this even I g. We were visiting with our daughter. Initially there were no tables...We had not booked. However , within minutes arrangements were made & we enjoyed an excellent meal. Staff were very friendly & food came quickly. If we...lived closer we would be regulars but we come from England...highly recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 28, 2022 via mobile

Referred by Ramada hotel front end staff. Excellent recommendation. We could feel the positive vibe the minute we walked in. Very cordial friendly staff. Excellent meals. I doubt we will drive through Creston without stopping in the future. Yes. It’s that good.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed October 13, 2021

Best meal we have had in five days. Small family owned restaurant with unique food but good home cooking. This is where the local go, you won’t be disappointed!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 2, 2021

An unparalleled dining experience (we did take-out to eat on the balcony of our motel overlooking the Creston Valley; gorgeous!). The best spaghetti and meatballs I've ever had, including my own. My partner had the chicken curry bowl and it was reportedly fabulous. A shared...sticky toffee pudding had us wishing we'd each ordered our own (if we'd had room....) The staff members preparing our order were efficient, pleasant and friendly and gave us a great recommendation for breakfast the next morning.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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My friend and I got to the restaurant not long after opening. It wasn't too busy. It was getting fairly busy by the time we left. I can't remember off hand if they took reservations. I think we were told it is usually pretty... More
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REAL FOOD CAFE, Creston - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Real Food Cafe offers takeaway services.

Real Food Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5