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“European delights”

Cappuccino Grande Cafe
Ranked #1 of 6 Coffee & Tea in Courtenay
Cuisines: European
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

There is a very interesting clientele who chose to visit ... best defined as people with a discerning palate. Clearly run by a European-trained baker, you can taste the butter in the croissants, the fruit is always seasonal and fresh, the pastries and cakes are light and moist. This is definitely a place to visit to remind you of chalets in the mountains and happy trips abroad.

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18  Thank mme-arcati
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

As other reviewers have said, the food here is always fresh, using local ingredients. The sandwiches and salads are great for a weekday lunch, and my husband and his colleagues spend their coffee break here every morning. The breads and pastries are wonderful for taking home.
It's the specials which take Cappucino Grande to a higher level. Every month or so at first, but now with increasing frequency there is a special meal available: schnitzel with roast potatoes or warm potato salad; hungarian goulash; a fried meatball sandwich. Sinfully delicious. The portions are huge - and while the meals are not cheap they are very well placed. We now check to see if there's going to be a special on Saturday before we plan the weekend menu - if Cappucino Grande has schnitzel, we won't need much dinner on Saturday night!

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19  Thank Travellin59
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Central location on Courtenay's main street downtown-5th Street. Delicious European-style pastries and lunches. We stopped for morning tea/snack after the farmers market today. Puff pastry with filling and fresh blueberries fresh out of the oven-yum. Pleasant setting, very clean, friendly owner. Front window is garage-style door that rolls up during good weather so becomes like a sidewalk cafe. Will try the soup and lunches next time.

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16  Thank ravenjoy
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

Adding to my previous experiences here, we continue to be overjoyed with the quality of the food here. Amazing soups, fabulous baguettes (which we buy a couple of and bring home to enjoy longer). Linzer Torte which even my Austrian born DH had not had but just loved as did I (though not cheap!). It goes on and on. Soups - Asparagus soup with real pieces of Asparagus, Tomato Soup and a little spicy, good and not your average Campbells or even close, and yes Brussels Sprouts soup! Not a big an of BS's but this was pretty darn good. I'm sure there will be more in my future. :-))
Go here as you will have no regrets.

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15  Thank WCGal
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

You've heard of sticker creep when buying a house or car. Well, we experienced flavour creep when we stopped by the Cappucccino Grande Cafe. Start a clean, comfortable location on a Main Street. Add friendly service. Stir in FRESH ingredients; I.e., the corn soup was made using locally grown corn, not canned. The waitress/owner was gently asked our indulgence if the soup needed salt because they wanted their food to be healthy. We found the fresh, local ingredients to add to the dishes. Slices of French baguette which accompanied our Corn Soup were so good, we had to try more of their baked goods prepared on site. A natural choice was the strudel (fresh daily). We were not disappointed. The crust was crispy and the apple filling had just the right amount of sweetness. Even the bottom crust remained crisp even though it had conceivably been baked that morning. Treat yourself to a visit here!

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15  Thank outboundticket
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