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Willie's Cafe and Bakery

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££ - £££
Canadian, American, Cafe
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537 Johnson St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1M2, Canada
+1 250-381-8414
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08:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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White Rock, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good brunch and lunch meals including eggs, bennies, soups and sandwiches. Service generally good, sometimes slow. Soup sometimes not hot, but ask them to reheat! Very friendly and approachable staff. Nice atmosphere and very cozy place. I would definitely go back for a Sunday easy brunch and easy on the wallet as well.

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1 Thank pbarker2017
oxford
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306 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You get a strong sense of place when you read about the history of Willie's and it makes the experience of eating there all the more enjoyable. Coffee is good and there is a wide selection of good things to eat for breakfast/brunch /lunch. We had a combination of all three including a fresh carrot and ginger soup. Service was... More 

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1 Thank Glinys W
Victoria, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went in this afternoon with my friend for a cup of coffee and had a server named Aliy. She was so friendly and inviting! She asked about our holidays and was genuinely interested in what we were up to for the day. Would most definitely come back to sit in this lovely lady's section!

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1 Thank morganlinehan
Seattle, Washington
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620 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this place based on the crowds we saw going in & were not disappointed! With great regular menu items & some seasonal items - the Bailey's Pancakes with peppermint cream were good. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are available & the coffee was strong & smooth.

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1 Thank TXMARTINS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went in for breakfast the other day, had the huevos rancheros and it was pretty good. the waitresses were very friendly and attentive, creating a relaxed fun atmosphere. Allie was our server and she was amazing i'll tell you what! will be back for sure

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1 Thank jamboree159
Calgary
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115 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came in around 9 am on Boxing Day and had really quick service. Both of us ordered the breakfast special - 2 eggs, toast, roast potatoes, bacon and coffee. Kathleen was our waitress and we had excellent service. The food was also good.

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Thank Kitcrazy
LeiHouVictoria, Owner at Willie's Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Hi Kitcrazy, Thank you so much for supporting Willie's. Kathleen is the star of our front. I'm very proud and lucky for having so excellent staff. Welcome back and give us more feedback! Lei Hou Owner of Willie's More 

Victoria, Canada
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waited 45 minutes to get a cup of coffee. Had to ask for service as waitress seemed not conscious that we were there. Wife's food not as ordered. Waitress said she knew it was not as ordered, delivered it anyway. Never asked how food was. Food was average, prices, reasonable, service very poor. Will not return.

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Thank JohnySong
LeiHouVictoria, Owner at Willie's Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

I really apologize from my heart for your terrible experience at Willie's. As the owner, it's totally my fault scheduled an unqualified and not well trained server to serve my valuable customers. I have replaced the server with qualified one after got your review. Also, I really appreciate your review to let me know more specifically how to improve Willie's.... More 

Vancouver Island, British Columbia
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220 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for the first time and impressed by prices and choices. Had a fantastic black bean veggie burger and fries -Cajun seasoning was nice touch! Clean bathrooms. Offers food to go.

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1 Thank kinx81
LeiHouVictoria, Owner at Willie's Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Hi Kinx81, Very glad to hear you like our meals. Honestly speaking, our kitchen has been improving in the past several months based on the feedbacks we got from the reviews in Tripadvisor and the comments directly from the customers. I really appreciate my kitchen guys' hard work and responsibility. Also, we have "Willie's Club" program from Dec. 17, 2016... More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our friends said don't leave Victoria without having breakfast at Willie's. I'm thinking, how special can breakfast be. So, our last day in Victoria we made it to Willie's. Busy place. May have to wait if you go there. We ate outside. Farm fresh food. Eggs Benedict. We travel quite a bit. I'd say this was one of the best,... More 

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1 Thank Jim V
LeiHouVictoria, Owner at Willie's Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Hi Jim, Thank you so much for giving Willie's a high praise. Your comments give us more confidence to be the best all-day breakfast & lunch in Victoria although I know clearly there are at least several great breakfast & lunch restaurant in the city. When you revisit Willie's, I hope I have the opportunity to learn from you face... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They do a good job. The staff is very attentive. They are starting a loyalty program. Interesting, but any attempt by a business to reward frequency is great in my books. I've had breakfast and lunch here. Every time has been good. It's a small place and fills up fast. People need to stop being so destructive with their reviews.... More 

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1 Thank John P
LeiHouVictoria, Owner at Willie's Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Hi John, Frankly speaking, your comment is the most touching one for me as the owner of Willie's. After I came from China and took over Willie's two years and three months ago, I have experienced many many unexpected difficulties in this new country. But at least I survived and even will thrive after continuous hard work and putting heart... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$11
Cuisine
Canadian, American, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
Monday
08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 16:00
Thursday
08:00 - 16:00
Friday
08:00 - 16:00
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 537 Johnson St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1M2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-381-8414
Description
Willies has been well known for BC's oldest bakery and the best breakfast and lunch in Victoria. This summer, Willie's launched dinner at the blooming patio! Come and try dinner menu items, such as fish n chips, fish tacos, burgers.... You will be satisfied as always!

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