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“Delightful little hole in the wall cafe”
Review of Jay's Cafe

Jay's Cafe
Ranked #7 of 80 Restaurants in Powell River
Cuisines: Cafe
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Reviewed July 27, 2017

We were trying to find a place for breakfast before our ferry left for Comox, as the restaurant at Beach Gardens was closed for renovations. A local told us about this place and we finally found it, up in the hills, a bit off the main drag. But the drive was worth it. The menu is varied and interesting and even inventive. The food was delicious and the personable server looked very much like the spitting image of a younger version of actress/singer Lisa Minelli, Judy Garland's daughter. And that was a bit of a plus.

I had the Breakfast Bowl, a terrific concoction of crisp hash browns topoped with a loaded egg scramble served with my choice of toast, and my wife choose one of their 3 egg omelets, which she pronounced as very good. The sourdough toast came with a small bowl of delicious, homemade berry jam, another plus.

They also have a large and long blackboard with chalked descriptions of their many lunch offerings including at least nine or ten different sandwiches, homemade chili, meat pies, quiche, soups and much more.

When you're traveling, so many places, especially the fast food chains, just serve up the mundane, the usual, the same old, same old, and the mediocre, so it is always a pleasure to find these little hidden gems.

Thank ThorneBirdGT
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Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

Based on other reviews on TA, we walked the extra blocks to this sweet little cafe and are we ever glad we did! The staff are super friendly and welcoming. The display cases were laden with gorgeous freshly baked mini meat pies and quiches....several different salads were also displayed that were just made...cookies...muffins. Since it was too early for lunch we decided on the breakfast bowl which was layered with crisply fried potatoes, bacon, ham, sausage, mushrooms, spinach, scrambled eggs and cheese. It was delicious but unless you are a big eater I would suggest splitting it with someone. It came with a side of toast and the yummiest home made blackberry jam! Wonderful meal and my only regret is that we had a ferry to catch so wouldn't be able to come back for lunch!

Thank 291kim
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Jay's has a bit of everything. As a lunch stop it can't be beat. Everyday there is a selection of up to a half-dozen homemade soups and chilis, quiche, meat pies and entrees, a variety of salads, and a fabulous selection of sandwiches. Generous portions - small seating area (less than twenty), a small counter, and a couple of seats outdoors. Well worth the wait if it's full.

Thank Pat B
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Reviewed June 21, 2017

Breakfast is always a pleasure here. Yummy "all in" omelet (big enough for two to share), delicious home-made, local blackberry jam for toast, good-sized fresh fruit bowl, and just fine coffee.
Pleasant, attentive service.
Hope one day, "Jay" will move to a larger, slightly spiffier facility.

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Thank carrie808
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Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

Such an amazing selection. Staff very friendly and energetic. I had the Southwest sandwich with Potatoe Salad. Sooooo good.

Thank Laurel B
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