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Cafe Zanzibar

1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3, Canada
+1 250-544-1475
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb burger” (17 reviews)
“tagine” (6 reviews)
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

I went to Zanzibar for dinner for the first time recently. The food was good and the atmosphere was quite charming. We shared the panko fried brie, which was lovely and a nice touch is that they give you tapenade and bread to snack on...More

Thank 123gambotte
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From great eggs benny, to home made soups daily (seafood chowder is excellent) to fresh made pasta, this small, non formal restaurant, while leaning towards the Middle East will have something for everybody. Lunch, breakfast or dinner;Thursday - Saturday, the food is flavourful and beautifully...More

Thank KDSVictoria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you go to Cafe Zanzibar you should expect to spend extra time there. If you are in good company the atmosphere at Cafe Zanzibar is great and we always spend few hours over dinner and coffee. The tangine and the lamb burger are outstanding....More

Thank patrjar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is worth visiting just for the good food. It is a favourite for brunch with my friends. It is even more fun to take out of town visitors so they can see how a funky little restaurant with such unique construction thrives in...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I had a craving for soup and I tried their minestrone soup to go...it was fabulous! I raved about it so much we went back the following day and had takeout butter chicken/curry...major yum! We highly recommend this restaurant and also recommend making reservations!

Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch and was slapped with an 18% Automatic Gratuity on the bill. Took any good feelings I had about the meal right out of my mouth. I was not impressed.

Thank Haroldf60
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

I loved this place from the tea cups to the delicious meals! Service was attentive and efficient as we had time restrictions and the place was packed! We had the falafel wrap special and chicken tandoori platter and loved every single bite! I will return...More

Thank PeleM1976
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I must admit a bias right at the start of this review because my wife and I eat at this restaurant almost once every week. That should be revealing enough with regard to how we feel about Café Zanzibar. Rarely do we eat here for...More

Thank BCtourists
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We were staying at Brentwood Bay and wondered up to Zanzibar for breakfast. The food was delicious with great presentation. I highly recommend trying the classic eggs benny. I loved that it came with turkey bacon instead of back bacon. The atmosphere is relaxed and...More

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Amazeballs. This groovy little building with its outdoor deck and backyard patio is surrounded by lush plants and landscaping which makes this place cozy and inviting. Indoors, there is plenty of seating for large groups or intimate little corners for couples. The food was truly...More

Thank Peregrina-Norte
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Questions & Answers
29 May 2017|
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Response from Mel I | Reviewed this property |
Yes - reservations are recommended as they are usually pretty busy.
19 September 2015|
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Response from Kar590 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We always sit inside. It is not noisy, however the tables are close together. We nearly always get a window table - added privacy. True, you could hear people talking nearby, but I have never thought it was noisy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Central Saanich
  • Phone Number: +1 250-544-1475
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