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Cafe Zanzibar

1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3, Canada
+1 250-544-1475
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb burger” (19 reviews)
“tagine” (6 reviews)
“soups” (12 reviews)
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun place to go out for dinner. Prices ranged from moderate to high. Great service and the food was excellent.

Thank ShuswapGranny
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in here after an absolutely magical weekend on the island. The landscaping is breathtaking & the soup we had was beyond tasty. Sadly both google maps and the sign out front said it was open until 4pm, however, our young waitress provided us...More

Thank jenna p
Reviewed October 21, 2018

This place is quaint and cozy, tucked away from town with a wide variety of food offerings. I had a late breakfast that was quite tasty and my husband had a tuna sandwich that he deemed excellent. The staff was very friendly and even though...More

Thank WayfarerOneEleven
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Consistently excellent food, good price and the best of service anywhere. Funky surrounding, outside dining in the summer, the best food made from local sources too. Great work Mo and staff

Thank Altecman
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

We saw their website as a reasonably priced healthy cafe after arriving at Victoria Airport & drove right there. We we starved after a long journey. The place was empty & the woman took a look at us and asked us if we had a...More

2  Thank renees424
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

This is the best restaurant inCentral Saanich If you are in Greater Victoria book a dinner and see for yourself

Thank smilewray
Reviewed September 16, 2018

The lunch we had was excellent,quite good service,could have been faster,but I think someone was away,to be fare,the prices were reasonable,and friendly staff,first time there

Thank jackieandkarl
Reviewed September 13, 2018

A quaint old building makes for a cozy ambiance. Lunch today: food was delicious, the service was great. We got our food in a timely fashion, staff was pleasant and attentive without being intrusive. Definitely a do again.

Thank claudemury
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

This place is delicious! A great little hidden gem that we visited after landing at the airport and on our way to the Butchart Gardens. I would recommend this as your brunch stop on the way so you visit the gardens fueled! I had the...More

Thank Gerald O
Reviewed September 2, 2018

I had a Tandoori chicken mango salad. The chicken was tasty and the mango was perfectly ripe. The interior is pleasantly a little funky with lots of plants outside the window where we sat. Service as very good.

Thank Stay797521
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Questions & Answers
May 29, 2017|
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Response from Mel I | Reviewed this property |
Yes - reservations are recommended as they are usually pretty busy.
September 18, 2015|
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Response from Kar590 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We always sit inside. It is not noisy, however the tables are close together. We nearly always get a window table - added privacy. True, you could hear people talking nearby, but I have never thought it was noisy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Central Saanich
  • Phone Number: +1 250-544-1475
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