Southern Vancouver Island restaurants

Cafe in Sidney

Beacon Cafe

A steadfastly local corner cafe with a few regal touches. The chairs owe a nod to the elegant ‘Louis Quinze’ epoch while the mantlepiece pays ceramic homage to the British royal family with Jubilee mugs and royal we…
Cafe in Sooke & Around

Stick in the Mud Cafe

Fortify yourself with an 'eggamajig' (a tangy egg-filled English muffin) before hitting the Galloping Goose Trail – it’ll carry you an extra few miles. For more energy add a smoothie. The cafe is hidden behind a bor…
Cafe in Sooke & Around

Shirley Delicious Cafe

This rustic, locally beloved cafe located between Sooke and Jordan River is bristling with home-baked treats (pecan bars recommended), bulging sandwiches and hearty soups. On sunny days, snag an outside perch in the…
Cafe in Port Renfrew

Coastal Kitchen Cafe

For a respite from campground pasta, this laid-back, locally loved hangout serves food to satisfy a post–West Coast Trail appetite with BC craft beers to wash it down. The menu highlight? Avocado toast with poached …
Thai in Sidney

Sabhai Thai

A cozy locals' favorite with a bonus patio and a good line in authentic curry dishes and pad Thai. The lunch combos ($11 to $13) are good value and include rice and spring rolls.
Cafe in Sidney

Red Brick Cafe

A popular coffee-stop hangout for the denizens of Sidney, this neighborhood cafe also does a brisk lunchtime trade in soups, chili and thick sandwiches. Its New England–style seafood chowder is a house specialty – a…
Cafe in Port Renfrew

Tomi’s Home Cookin’

Substantial muffins, soups, burritos, burgers and breakfast for returning Juan de Fuca and West Coast Trail hikers suffering from carbohydrate deficiencies. Look out for the red-painted little barn with a big sunny …