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Arbutus Cafe

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195 Kenneth St, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 1N5, Canada
+1 250-746-5443
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good55%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (12 reviews)
“fries” (10 reviews)
“burger” (8 reviews)
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Cafe, Diner, Canadian
195 Kenneth St, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 1N5, Canada
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1 - 10 of 66 reviews

Reviewed 10 December 2018

I love this place. Whether for bacon and eggs, soup, burgers or a salad it is great. The desserts are out of the world. Service is fantastic.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank christine877
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Fries are fantastic but the food is average nothing special but it’s absolutely on the edible side of average. Unique flavours and recipes (who puts almonds in egg salad) Be warned they use miracle whip(whipped dressing) not mayonnaise (helmans) for those who are picky like...More

Date of visit: June 2017
1  Thank Adnamarose
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Went for lunch yesterday with friends.While certainly not fine dining, it is good comfort food in a friendly place with very good service staff. Prices are reasonable and well prepared. Food is not fancy, but satisfying. Fries are top notch.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank CowBayCouple
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

A simple cafe full of love and camaraderie. Seems a bit unexciting on the inside, but walk in and you will experience good food, great service at great prices.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Brewolig
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We went to the Arbutus Cafe for fries and a coffee. Nothing special but good eats all the same. Will go again.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank jamesmeyers
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Had lunch there / food delicious / atmosphere cozy / staff very friendly... A very enjoyable lunch time...

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Jim B
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

used to be a really cool spot.. all the locals went here.. had cool waitresses and last trip after a year seemed like the fizzle gone.. food mediocre and prices up

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank JohnC13215
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The place is not fancy, but it is one of the best places to get a "home cooked" meal. Yes, the menu is basic, but there is plenty of variety and has always been really good and very economical. Best fries in town!

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank gocowvalleygirl
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Very nice old fashioned café. Walk in to booths, then some tables, then a nice patio. Very friendly, homey service. Food is very good, and they make sure you get plenty. I left my I phone behind and couldn't get back in time to pick...More

Date of visit: August 2017
2  Thank sawdoc48
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We eat at the Arbutus and have been doing so for over 20 years. The service is fast and friendly and the groovy decor is DINER Retro.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank irenecZ9244DU
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Diner, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 195 Kenneth St, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 1N5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Duncan
  • Phone Number: +1 250-746-5443
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