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Wild Poppy Bistro

€€ - €€€American, Cafe,
541 First Avenue, Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-924-8696
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
541 First Avenue, Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is very unassuming and has the friendly small town feel to it. The staff are welcoming, very friendly and accommodating. The minestrone soup was the best I’ve ever had, chock full of vegetables and was more of a thick chilli than a soup....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank papajoeNV
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

If you like food this is the place to go for different (in a good way) and delicious. Excellent menu and tasty items. Small town atmosphere with big tastes! Walk through downtown Ladysmith to do some ooo! Shopping and have a Bistro break!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TravelSpirit19
Reviewed 14 October 2018

All I can say is WOW! I had read the reviews of Wild Poppy Bistro and had to give it a try. We came all the way from Kansas and were not disappointed. The restaurant was very clean and welcoming, we went for breakfast shortly...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank magda38836
Reviewed 30 September 2018

I wanted to have lunch with someone who has dietary restrictions and we were VERY pleased with the selection and menu items we chose.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Karen H
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Great place for lunch and dessert. Gluten free with great options. Try the Rose Lemonade for a refreshing drink.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank WestCoastBrando
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We dropped in for lunch on a Wednesday. I had the soup (potato, bacon and leek) and sandwich (curried chicken sandwich) and tea, my husband had the same soup and the grilled cheese and pulled pork sandwich. Everything was delicious and the tea was piping...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Saanich_traveller
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

My Sister & I came for lunch. She had tried several times previously to eat here but was unsuccessful due to the volume of people waiting. Our food was absolutely delicious. I had a roasted beet salad with goat cheese & hazelnuts with balsamic vinegar,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Gail v
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This is now one of my favourite places! The food is beyond delicious! I had never eaten in a Gluten Free place and am so impressed! Lots of variety, reasonably priced, and pretty fast service!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Diane C
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Wonderful food at a reasonable price, nice relaxed feel and great customer service. Definitely recommend for a tea break, brunch or lunch out.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank suzyq562014
Reviewed 27 August 2018

A small neat place. clean had the soup of the day,great ! good selection of teas, we go back again.Ladysmith has some neat shoping, I dont think they open in the evening,

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank fujifilmNanaimo
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Anne M
25 January 2017|
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Response from Nancy882 | Reviewed this property |
I agree. You should call. This a small cafe and I am not sure exactly how many they seat.
6 January 2016|
Response from Alli K | Reviewed this property |
Don't know who this was asked of, but I gave it 5 stars.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 541 First Avenue, Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Ladysmith
  • Phone Number: +1 250-924-8696
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