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“Excellent coffee” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Aroma

Cafe Aroma
Cuisines: Cafe, Canadian
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Victoria, Canada
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46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Excellent coffee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Great coffee & espresso drinks. Free Wi-Fi. Nothing bad to say at all. Service was friendly and efficient.

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best cuppa Joe I've had in the Gulf Islands.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

The coffee IS excellent, the breakfast was good and non-greasy, and the muffins were yummy. I'd definitely return.

Now, about their pricing. See my picture of their coffee menu. What the [--] A small Americano (cutely called a Quadracano here) is 2.25, a medium goes for 50 cents more, and the large for an extra quarter. But all their coffee drinks are just two shots! So you're making us pay fifty cents for an inch more hot water, and 75 cents over the small's price for a couple of inches of extra H2O?? So, if water is so pricy there, why do they charge a shocking $2.50 PER EXTRA SHOT? That's more than the two shot small Americano, which includes a splash of water? (And who has ever heard of an extra shot costing that! Look around--it's usually fifty cents, occasionally 75 cents, and rarely a dollar.)

I'm not trying slag Aroma; I love their coffee and found the service better than any staff on Gabriola or Cortes, for example. But the numbers mystify.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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