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The Urban Cup Cafe

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3690 Shelbourne St, Saanich, British Columbia V8P 4H2, Canada
+1 250-477-7741
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Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In Victoria, I rarely come across a restaurant that serves food that matches its price. Urban Cup, however, is affordable, and serves quality food that are surprisingly delicious. The menu is also simple, and doesn't try to be more than what it is - something I find very important when I'm craving home-made ish food. A perfect place, especially for... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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594 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Breakfast fare includes fresh baking and hot dishes bacon and eggs with hash browns and coffee about $10. Coffee is fresh. Several tables but parking is limited on the lot

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1 Thank dennisjoanna
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

A very congenital place for breakfast and lunch. Jeff and his staff provide a good variety of fresh cooked meals This is a local favourite for the two of us as well as a regular stop to meet friends. The place presents a local friendly setting for good meals and conversation

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1 Thank Roger P
Victoria BC
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120 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This small, very modest appearing café located along Shelbourne St (10 minute easy drive from downtown) initially gives the impression that it's 'just average'. It's an unpretentious 'stand-at-the-counter-choose-from-the-chalkboard' style café. They have a well-thought out and varied permanent selection of breakfast and lunch offerings as well as 4 of 5 daily features. Urban Cup Café closes at 4pm. We just... More 

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2 Thank sgm2010
Victoria, Canada
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228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This is the perfect place for a no nonsense cup of coffee and breakfast. You'll find lots of locals inside the Urban Cup reading the paper and having some coffee.

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1 Thank ProfAragon
Victoria, Canada
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132 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Situated on busy busy Shelbourne street near cedar hill Road this is breakfast central for locals. Skip McDonald's next door and avoid Starbucks across the street. Go local! Eggs coffee muffins toasts baguettes paninis and no tourists!

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2 Thank Barbara L
Canada
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We have been here several times as a family, my favourite is the waffle special with warm fruit compote. My son likes when they have a scramble special. They seem to have a good following of regulars at this place and we prefer it to Fifteen Fifties for breakfast which is also close by. I guess that is the draw,... More 

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1 Thank memorymakermom
Victoria, Canada
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Terrific sandwiches and coffee. Great service and reasonable prices for lunch. Free parking next to the cafe.

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1 Thank travellerarlena
Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This little breakfast and lunch place is so good I want to keep it all to myself! Local ingredients. Everything is fresh made. 1/2 portions for us smaller eaters! Baked goods are amazing. Love it!

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Kamloops, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

4 of us for lunch at a very busy time of day and had an amazing meal. Really great food at reasonable price with happy staff. Everything is made from scratch. Not good if you are in a hurry but well worth the little wait. We would definetly come here again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3690 Shelbourne St, Saanich, British Columbia V8P 4H2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Saanich
  • Phone Number: +1 250-477-7741

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