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Ideal Cafe

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2263 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2G9, Canada
+1 250-287-9055
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“eggs benny” (14 reviews)
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Cafe, Diner, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
2263 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2G9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Benny's in town, friendly staff, homemade style meals, great for the whole family, lots of selection! I try to make it there once a week

1  Thank Colton144
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! What an amazing little spot! The U-shaped bar gives this place a classic diner feel with a little bit of everything for everyone. The coffee was good, I had the clubhouse sandwich which was amazing! My wife had the chicken Cesar wrap, her only...More

1  Thank Gavin S
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Ok, the restaurant itself is not visually appealing, but the food is darn good. I had a breakfast wrap at lunch which was excellent. The portions and service are also good. My husband enjoyed the fish tacos while our grandson had chicken fingers.

1  Thank Caren L
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Loved the Ideal Cafe. A real diner experience for which Canada and the USA is famous for. The only issue is that most of them are now closed. The burger I had was juicy and filling and 100% satisfying at a fair and reasonable price....More

2  Thank S B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

If a diner can't get breakfast right, they will never see me again. This place serves up just the kind of brekky that you hope for, but don't really expect from, a diner that is right in the middle of a highway. I will be...More

1  Thank Ken H
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Love this place.A true old school café ,from the sit at the counter seats to the hand made milkshakes,fresh hand cut fries and a lot of stuff made in house or procured from the local area. Good prices,very good comfort food Service for us was...More

1  Thank islandrockin
Reviewed 3 September 2017

The Ideal Cafe is, well IDEAL. Stopped here for lunch after attending the car show. Very busy spot. Service was a bit slow but picked up as the criwd thinned. We both enjoyed our lunches. Great value and a neat old place.

1  Thank WingNutt2000
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed the Ideal Cafe - the eggs benny and salted caramel mocha were incredible and the staff were very friendly. Best local spot in town!

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent and super fast. The establishment is a cute little dinner with old style decor. Will definately recommend to others.

Thank Barb H
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Older building but clean inside. Very friendly service. Not busy on a Saturday morning 9am. We ordered Eggs Benedict and the Loggers breakfast. Everything was acceptable but nothing stood out. Hollandaise sauce is not made from scratch in house so a bit of a disappointment...More

Thank cooksd2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Diner, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2263 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2G9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Campbell River
  • Phone Number: +1 250-287-9055
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