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“Fantastic Plaza” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Taste Cafe & Bistro

Taste Cafe & Bistro
Ranked #22 of 99 Restaurants in Parksville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$11
Cuisines: Bar, American, Cafe, Canadian, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic Plaza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

We had lunch at this terrific little place Sat April 26. The Ham Brie and spinach panini sandwich and the best soup I have had in a long time, Butternut squash and sweet potatoe soap, Owner operated and they are so pleasant, service was the best. Can not wait till next time we are on the Island. Lawrence and Royden

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Lawrence W
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English first
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Top notch ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

Popped in for a business lunch. Pleasantly surprised to see a young couple who care about quality, style, and customer comfort. I overheard them speaking of night service...???Can't wait keep up the great work.

Helpful?
Thank Westcoast1977
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Parksville, Canada
Level Contributor
188 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Lives up to its name!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

After hearing the "buzz" about Taste ovr Cafe/Bistro, we finally had lunch there, and we were glad we did!

The place was busy; we were greeted promptly, given menus and seated at a low entrance table and had time to look around at the decor. The attention to detail is evident, with a lovely (tempting) display case, high ceilings, classy drapery, fresh flowers on every table and contemporary artwork.

The menu is quite varied for the size of the establishment and we were happy to find several gluten-free offerings. I had the chicken quesadillas and my bf the fish tacos. We were impressed with the presentation of the food when it arrived, but that flavours were even better! The pico de gallo and avocado sour cream were the piece de resistance. Delicious!

For dessert we shared the chocolate mousse,made with Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate. The texture and taste...exquisite and not too sweet. Definitely a keeper....

We will be back for more "Taste"!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Islander280
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Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cannot wait to be back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

Taste Bistro has exceptional food, a wonderful ambiance, warmth and hospitality. A truly happy place to meet friends or just sit back and have a coffee. It was honestly hard to narrow down what we wanted for lunch because the options all looked so good! We will be back, and we'll be bringing friends in tow for sure. Need a new place to meet for breakfast or lunch in the Oceanside area? You've found it!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Sarah B
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1 review
“Welcome addition to Resort Drive!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

Grab a morning latte or a daily soup special. This new cafe/bistro on Parksville's Resort Drive is a great place for lunch or food on the go. They have the best homemade baked goods and a cheese cake to die for!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Islannd
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