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4A-1840 Cedar Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9X 1H9, Canada
+1 250-323-2223
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Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Creative, yummy food and great environment for all ages. It is a local business that supports the community with programs and services. They even cater!!!

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Thank sweetasjellyxo
Halifax, Canada
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107 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We live very close to Coco cafe and tried it for the first time this morning. We are so happy we did, we wish we had gone sooner, we could have been enjoying this delicious food sooner. We had eggs benny one traditional and one blt benny, both delicious. Perfectly made mocha, good coffee. Because the baked goods all look... More 

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Thank Islanderabroad
COCO C, Manager at COCO Cafe, responded to this review

Wow, we are so excited that you decided to stop by for breakfast on Sunday! Thank you so much for sharing your experience! Next time you are in you will have to try one of our Breakfast Bowls, they are to live for! Did you know that COCO Cafe is a social enterprise whose mission is to provide employment, training,... More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Went with my sisters when the Crow and Gate was too busy - glad we did! Our meals were excellent - fresh healthy food, lots of menu options, great service (self serve style), wonderful salads and wraps, and great coffee. What more could you ask for? Will definitely return to this hidden gem in Cedar.

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Thank danaandron
Nanaimo, Canada
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Girlfriend found that Gem few days ago! I was not expecting much at first but food was Great!! Just ordered regular items on first visit but was impressed by the test! Friendly staff as well. I'll definitely go back!

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Thank Billy43William
Chef M, Manager at COCO Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Billy43William, we are so happy to hear that you've found us! You will have to come back for one of our breakfast dishes! They are a hit around here! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience! After all, it is community support that helps us to fulfill our mission to operate a successful social enterprise that... More 

Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I just love COCO. The food ( my favourite sandwich is the chicken and Brie ) along with the CCV ( curry coconut vegetable soup ) and the lemon squares; 👍😊 I could go on.... And the training and constructive space they provide for people with challenges is so important! Last, but not least, they provided the fabulous catering for... More 

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Thank dpbooth
COCO C, Manager at COCO Cafe, responded to this review

dpbooth, Thank you so much for taking the time to review COCO Cafe! We appreciate your kind words and your support of our mission to operate a successful social enterprise that provides employment, training and socialization opportunities for people with developmental disabilities within their community. See you again soon! More 

Vancouver Island, Canada
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Served up fresh and fast. We stopped in here after a beautiful walk in Hemer Provincial Park. This listing says that the Cafe is located in Nanaimo, and it is not. It is in Cedar. Regardless we really enjoyed our meal. I am always on the lookout for restaurants that serve freshly prepared food. I had the special which was... More 

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Thank divinelavine
COCO C, Manager at COCO Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Divinelavine! Thanks so much for stopping by, we're thrilled that you were pleased with your visit. COCO Cafe is proud to be a serve freshly prepared, made to order food for our guest to enjoy! COCO Cafe is a project of Cedar Opportunities Cooperative, so we are owned entirely by the community! Our mission is to provide employment, training... More 

nanaimo
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

saw online the special of the day.. stopped by for take out..was great.. great vegetarian meal.... cook even came out and showed me the product before wrapping it up for me.

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Thank Les M
COCO C, Manager at COCO Cafe, responded to this review

Les M, Thank you for another great review! We are glad your experience was a good one! For more information on our mission to operate a successful social enterprise that provides employment, training and socialization opportunities for people with developmental disabilities within their community check out our website! More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

AWESOME! Fabulous food and plenty of it. Extremely courteous, friendly, helpful, smiling staff. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. They did a wonderful job. Thank you all.

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Thank CJ A
COCO C, Manager at COCO Cafe, responded to this review

CJ A, thank you so much for your review of our catering services! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal, and the service provided by our staff. COCO Cafe is a social enterprise that offers creative employment training for people with developmental disabilities within their community. Check out our blog for current events in the cafe! More 

Nanaimo
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I finally had a chance to stop in a few weeks ago and I'm so glad I did. I had a bacon and egg bagel and mocha, both were delicious. The service was great, very friendly.

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Thank amandamF991CH
COCO C, Manager at COCO Cafe, responded to this review

Amanda, Thank you for stopping by! We are glad you had a pleasant experience at COCO Cafe. Our mission is to operate a successful social enterprise that provides employment, training and socialization opportunities for people with developmental disabilities within their community. With support from our guests we hope to be providing these things for many years in the future! More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch with 3 adults and two children. I was pleasantly surprised! They had a nice big open space. There were activities for the kids to do without it seeming too "childish" of a set up. Lots of space, friendly staff and a large menu! I had the chicken club and it was absolutely delicious. I absolutely will be... More 

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Thank Barbara R
COCO C, Manager at COCO Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Barbara! It is our mandate to have an accessible and inviting space for every person! Thank you for the sterling review. We are excited that you enjoyed your visit to our establishment and hope to see you again very soon! Our mission is to operate a successful social enterprise that provides employments training and socialization opportunities for people... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$11
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 16:00
Monday
06:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 16:00
Thursday
06:30 - 16:00
Friday
06:30 - 16:00
Saturday
06:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4A-1840 Cedar Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9X 1H9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-323-2223
Description
In house offerings of fresh baking, a full breakfast and lunch menu, an extensive Sunday brunch; and on location catering for weddings and events.

COCO Cafe is a project of Cedar opportunities Co-operative. Our mission is to operate a successful social enterprise that provides employment, training, and socialization opportunities for people with developmental disabilities within their community. Cedar Opportunities Co-operative (COCO) was established in 2007 by families in the rural community of Cedar, all of whom shared a vision of full inclusion for their family members with developmental disabilities. In June 2011 COCO Cafe opened its doors as a realization of this concept. From its initial cafe operations, Cedar Opportunities Co-op has grown its services to offer a full catering, and a retail food department. We pride ourselves in continuing to grow the social aspect of our enterprise in the coming years. COCO continues to provide many permanent employment opportunities for our staff with developmental disabilities and looks forward to expanding opportunities in the future.

In 2014 COCO Cafe provided approximately 3300 hours of supported employment. With increased cafe business and catering operations in our community in 2015 our supported employment was increased to approximately 4400 hours. In 2016 we project increase of additional 25%, to 5500 hours by extending our operational hours to include dinner service and by continuing to grow our catering department.

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