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The Alternative Kitchen

American, Diner, Canadian
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6697 Sooke rd, Sooke, British Columbia V0S 1N0, Canada
+1 250-642-1460
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Sooke, Canada
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

To my great dismay the cafe closed in mid December and I ate at the last day there. It was a sad day but hopefully Cathy will open up another Restaurant as the building was sold. Many thanks for the great food.

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Thank Rodney R
Sooke, Canada
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

The food is very tasty and delivered quickly. The cafe uses fresh ingredients, like farmers eggs and locally produced bacon. The food is a 7 out of 10, but every once in a while the weekday special is a 10. I was thinking about the curry rice and chicken for 2 days after I ate it. Specials are a mixed... More 

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2 Thank Rodney R
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

I believe this place is now called Cathy's Corner Cafe. They have the best breakfast in town. I definitely recommend going here. They offer take-away and their service is very efficient.

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2 Thank wanderlust-wildchild
Victoria, BC
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99 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

Food is good and reasonably priced, and staff are pleasant. This is, however, quite a small, basic place serving mostly sandwiches, soup, breakfasts, that sort of thing: only about 6 tables in an old, kind of run-down, place at the end of a small strip mall. Definitely not fancy. The quality of the food deserves to be in a nicer,... More 

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1 Thank VicBCTraveller
Sooke, Canada
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121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

We come to Cathy's all the time, mainly for breakfast. There is a lot of food so bring an appetite. Omelet's are huge and my hubby loves them. I always enjoy Eggs Benny so that's my treat. Endless coffee and everyone is friendly. Limited seating so get there early!

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1 Thank Spyhopper12
Sooke BC
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

There are always customers at Cathy's. Open at 6 am it's where the locals have breakfast, good prices and home cooked meals. Passing thru? Forget MC Donald's and A&W take the next left and turn left right away. A small cafe serving up big meals for breakfast and lunch, not fancy just simple food done right. My favorites are the... More 

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2 Thank Leo L
Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2015

wow... if you want fast and delicious food HOME COOKING style while in the sooke area... drop into Cathy's Corner Cafe...! my mom had the eggs benny... she raved about them kept saying "we need to get this place on best diners and dives" i had the soup and sandwich... yummy... these folks know how to make delicious soup... we... More 

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3 Thank Ritchard777
Sooke, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014

Best breakfast in town! Fresh Organic eggs are used. The breakfast sandwich is incredible!!! Service is fast and friendly. They are happy to adjust your order according to your liking, Breakfast is available all day. It opens quite early (like around 6 a.m. and closes before supper. They make you feel like part of the family. Large portions. The food... More 

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1 Thank Chiquita B
Vancouver Island, Canada
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

3 of us went in for Breakfast. 6 tables at the most, so very small. There is a picnic bench out back though, if it is a beautiful day. I had the Breakfast bun which consisted of a cheese bun loaded with Bacon, Cheese, Egg,Avocado, Lettuce, peppers and onion. Just over $5. Delish! One friend had the Huevos Rancheros and... More 

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1 Thank divinelavine
Anmore, Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

Good breakfast and warm welcome. Loved the little place because it is the complete opposite of a sterile hotel dining room.

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Thank Judy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6697 Sooke rd, Sooke, British Columbia V0S 1N0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Sooke
  • Phone Number: +1 250-642-1460

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?