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The Broken Paddle

Canadian, Soups, Cafe
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4480C Happy Valley Rd, Metchosin, British Columbia, Canada
07:30 - 15:30
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 15:30
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 15:30
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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This little spot is a gem. So warm and arty with its mismatched tables and chairs... A great place for exotic coffees and wonderful baking. The ladies behind the counter are charming and chatty. The spot seems to attract a lot of local folk who know each other (I am a tourist..). And the washroom is huge and cleverly decorated.... More 

Thank DLCAlberta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Small, a few tables inside and one small table outside. Coffee and muffin about $6.00 Also serves soup and limited lunch and breakfast menu. Has all types of coffees . Great tasting food and drink.

Thank DEEvaluator
Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Stopped here for a tea and delicious baked treat. Staff is very friendly and love Metchosin in general. A great community and I always love to support local.

Thank Carrie B
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Shannon & Co provide the best a coffee house could offer. Scratch soups (In Metchosin they call that "Artisan"), fresh baked goods made on site, warm smiles, awesome atmosphere and of course, the best coffee in Victoria.

Thank Jason C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

Absolutely awesome coffee and warm environment. Staff are very friendly. This is what I would cal a "Real" coffee shop.

Thank Curtis P
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Granted, you don't have a lot of choice in Metchosin and this place is one that opens early. Coffee and breakfast sandwiches are good. The owner cares about what goes into the food and is willing to talk to you about it! It's also the town meeting place, so if you go in the morning, be prepared to meet people.... More 

Thank FormerWorldTraveller
Cobble Hill, Canada
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29 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015

The menu at the Broken Paddle is minimal; the food though is quite good. Their spanakopita and energy balls (cocoa, seeds and raisins, etc.) are very good. Soups vary but are generally good. The service varies from acceptable to abysmal. I once sat waiting for a sandwich for 45 minutes with only one other customer in the place and the... More 

Thank NewleaphMelinda
Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014

This is a Coffee Shop, not a restaurant, so don't go there expecting something more . As a coffee shop, it rates right up there, excellent coffees, good home baked snacks, good service. Also remember it is Cash Only, which is good. As Shannon says, " Cash talks, Credit walks ( over to the bank machine at the corner store)... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2014

Pleasant service, good coffee, homemade soups, scones, muffins and more. A real town meet up kind of place.

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Metchosin, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

I really wish I could say I love this place. It is one of only two local places. I go to lunch with a friend almost every week though and we finally realized we were so frustrated by this place that we would rather pay more and eat elsewhere. What they make is good: quesadillas, energy balls, samosas, etc. No... More 

1 Thank Newleaph-M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Soups, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
09:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4480C Happy Valley Rd, Metchosin, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Metchosin

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