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Owl's Nest Bakery and Bistro

€€ - €€€, Cafe, International
9752 Willow Street, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1KO, Canada
+1 250-324-8286
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (29 reviews)
“panini” (8 reviews)
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Canadian, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
9752 Willow Street, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1KO, Canada
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

My husband wanted to eat lunch here and I wasn't impressed with this place. Inside there were people lined up for lunch. The food was very different. We each had a panini with roasted vegetables and cheese. I love eggplant, which my husband isn't too...More

Thank wcladyD
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We were so impressed with our dining experience at this Bistro. The food was fresh, unique and so delicious. The service of the staff was outstanding. The menu is fun and has some interesting choices. All this and at a price point that is great...More

Thank Tripeer
Reviewed 18 August 2018

I was looking for a breakfast and was worried that it was past 10am and breakfast would be off the menu. Not here! Breakfast served all day! Had a very yummy eggs, bacon, toast meal. Eggs cooked to perfection (easy over), good meaty (not fatty)...More

Thank AnnaF4190
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Previous breakfasts have been very good, and I’ve felt confident in recommending the place. so was very disappointed with the lunch today. It was especially awkward when you have out of town guests and the restaurant was your suggestion. Seafood chowder ordered by 2 parties...More

Thank Audrey S
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We had a tasty lunch, tucked away in the back of the Bistro. It was a great place to visit with friends.

Thank R2mbs
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The food was decent, but unimaginative. (Breakfast Panini, white bread, eggs, little flavor). The coffee was good. The servers seemed stressed out and a but unfriendly. The atmosphere was cute, but the outdoor seating is down a narrow alley off the building. It definitely needs...More

Thank DLH L
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Foods are made fresh daily from scratch. Very talented couple. They both bring their talents to this cozy little spot. Ideal for breakfast, lunch, or a coffee and a treat!

Thank SilvermineCHEMAINUS
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

A beautiful character filled restaurant with such helpful staff. Our lunch here was so delicious-we thoroughly recommend the Owl’s Nest

Thank Cec555
owlsnester, Owner at Owl's Nest Bakery and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2018

Thank-you for your kind review! We hope to see you again soon. Kara & Jacky

Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to sit & relax solo or with others over coffee, lunch or other .. friendly service also ... I had a lovely latte while reading the paper during my lunch

Thank S_Leach
Reviewed 2 May 2018

We were drawn in by the lunch special which was advertised on the board outside. We went inside to order and no one knew anything about it. We said it was on the board outside. They acted as though we were lying. We ordered crab...More

2  Thank james H
owlsnester, Owner at Owl's Nest Bakery and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thanks for letting us know about your experience James H. I do apologize if we made you feel uncomfortable when it took us a minute to realize what you were referring to regarding the “special”. You had asked about a shrimp sandwich regarding our crab...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9752 Willow Street, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1KO, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Chemainus
  • Phone Number: +1 250-324-8286
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