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“You're invited to a delicious experience”

Alderlea Farm and Cafe
Ranked #1 of 113 Restaurants in Duncan
Price range: US$8 - US$16
Description: Organic and biodynamic farm and cafe. A real farm to table restaurant.
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Description: Organic and biodynamic farm and cafe. A real farm to table restaurant.
Reviewed May 3, 2017

You arrive at Alderlea Farm and after you overcome being stunned by the beauty of the Southern view down into the lush valley and up again to the mountains in the distance, you find your way, noticing a luring choice of outdoor seating, through the lovely, informal entrance into the warmth of the café.

You have the strange feeling of being at home, making yourself comfortable, enjoying the Nature-based decor and art. You go to the counter to peruse and order the mouth-watering items on the menu (good luck trying to decide) being greeted with warmth and delight and you feel your presence is actually bringing genuine pleasure to inspired Cook Katy, who radiates deep joy in her work.

There's a beautiful feeling of authenticity as you co-create your experience. It's a popular place and you think it'll probably take ages to get served BUT sooner than you expect, the intoxicating smells wafting in the air arrive in front of you, gorgeously presented on your plate, tastefully decorated with flowers and such. Every bite is scrumptious and, if you're clever enough to go on a Sunday evening, Farmer John will bake you THE BEST PIZZA in his wood-fired oven that an Italian chef who I dined with last Sunday evening described as 'the best on the Island'! I believe it!

Date of visit: April 2017
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Thank rivendellrhythm
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Reviewed May 2, 2017

The friendliest hosts around and the food is delicious. Nothing processed, all made from scratch. And the view is a bonus!

Date of visit: April 2017
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Thank justsew
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Reviewed April 30, 2017

We went on the weekend .A drive through rural Duncan witch was nice.
The property is like a farm The restaurant is a converted home a lot of atmosphere but way to small!!
There is a small counter where the people line up to order. Every one has to wait until the next person has looked at the menu and place their order,
When you are ready to go and could make place for the next customers to sit you have to stand in the same lineup to pay.
I ordered a sandwich and soup $ 14 The soup was a homemade with some tomatoes brown beans carrot The kind you you make at home. The burger was small and disappointing. about 3 inches ' The patty was dry For lettuce 2 pieces of flat kale The fried onions were nice. On the plate was a lick of mustard and mayo plus a few pieces of pickles. The trouble is the girl who takes the orders also serves cleans tables etc

Date of visit: April 2017
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Thank catharina v
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

My husband and I had the pleasure of lunch at the café a few days ago. The atmosphere is warm and inviting! I had the quiche and salad, which was delicious and my husband had the beef burger. We have lived on Vancouver Island for 16 years, and he said it was the best burger he has had since we moved here!!
We will definitely be back, bringing more guests to enjoy this quaint café!
Thank you Katy!!

Date of visit: April 2017
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Thank Connie K
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Reviewed April 6, 2017

We made the short journey from Alderlea Farm Cafe on a dreary West Coast morning!
We were welcomed by John and Katy into their earthy, home-spun restaurant by pleasant conversation that warmed us right up.
We ordered the special of the day which was a delicious spinach cheese pie, served with beef bone soup and a fresh from the oven whole whet roll.
We will definitely return to try out a burger and beer or for Sunday night wood fired pizza!
This is a great find in the Cowichan valley!

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank lillypuggles
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