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Cafe Zanzibar

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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb burger” (15 reviews)
“tagine” (3 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 15:00All hours
Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan 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 12 May 2017

I was just there for the second time in the past year, both times for a late lunch. I have not had dinner there- yet. Two of us had the lamb burger which was spicy but very good. Others in my party had paninis or...More

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Looking for a quick lunch stop close to our hotel; we chose Cafe Zanzibar. The menu had both lunch or breakfast available at 11AM so there plenty of options to chose from. My wife had the chicken and avocado melt which she truly enjoyed. The...More

Thank Findlak
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This restaurant is consistently top rate - the food is delicious - the service friendly and professional - we are new to the area and this is our go to place for brunch and dinner.

Thank Giselle G
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Love this place. Friendly staff, interesting menu...dishes tend to be pretty spicy. Recommend the pear salad, bison ribs...

1  Thank Wendy-Stuffsmith
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Tasty, great presentation, comfortable, friendly, ample portions and reasonably priced. And on top of all that, it was kind of fun to watch the cooks dance while they'd cooked.

Thank ElvisAndrus
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Looked up this restaurant while planning a weekend getaway. We were not disappointed. We had a hard time deciding what to try because everything looked great. Prices are very good considering the quality of the food. The ambiance is very nice too. I will definitely...More

Thank Garry S
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch on Sunday. Many traditional and varied choices. Very accommodating for sharing. Shared the falafel platter and lamb burger. WOW! Fresh and tasty and very reasonable. Terrific service as well. The dinner menu looked like we will be paying them an evening visit...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Zanzibar is intimate, cozy, and has a lovely, welcoming atmosphere. The food was excellent as was the service. A great place to check out if you're looking for something different, or if you're staying in the area.

Thank kris-goes-places
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Took a friend for breakfast. We were both curious as neither of us had been here before. This is the place to go if you want eggs for breakfast! I had a craving for mushrooms so my choice was the Full English. Fab! excellent grilled...More

1  Thank lumublu
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Great 2% jazz coffee. One of the best eggs bennies anywhere. Hollandaise sauce is lemony and delicious. Very accommodating of me and my dietary restrictions (celiac). One of the only places I feel safe enough to eat at! Amazing presentation of fresh fruit and avocado...More

Thank Steve B
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Questions & Answers
29 May 2017|
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Response from Mel I | Reviewed this property |
Yes - reservations are recommended as they are usually pretty busy.
18 September 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
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
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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