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Dayliner Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, Canadian
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10445 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K2, Canada
+1 250-324-3777
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Today
08:30 - 15:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 15:00
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Langley, British Columbia, Canada
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we stopped in for a coffee & a mocha. The 2 staff members were friendly. The cafe was an old train station at one time. The decor is very modern and classy. They are closed for 2 days mid-week and close fairly early as well. On a few weekend nights per month they offer a set dinner menu and I... More 

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Thank Brenda S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This place is the worst. Hours are terrible, I've tried 5 times to stop in there on my commute and they are always closed. Finally physically made it in to the store with the open sign on, and was refused a coffee, by the owner, because they didn't want to 'have to re-clean the espresso machine so late in the... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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194 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Set in a disused train station, this cafe has a pretty garden with tables and chairs in which to enjoy your coffee. The coffee is very good (and I am particular about my coffee!) and there is a good selection of baked items. They do serve dinner but I have not been there for dinner.

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Thank 29carfrae
100 Mile House, Canada
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast here. Very pretty location with a nice patio. Has vegan options. Very good egg wraps. And excellent service.

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Thank northrn
Level Contributor
17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Service was informative, friendly and just perfectly accented the local ambiance. I am a vegetarian with food "sensitivities" and after ordering the Dayliner Vegetable bowl with "no eggs", I was very impressed that Chef came out to check about the egg yolk in the Hollandaise. As it happens my sensitivity involves egg whites , so all was good. The disappointment... More 

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Thank Peebs1
Calgary, Canada
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We ventured north beyond our base in Chemainus into the Saltair district to try the Mediterranean-style dinner at The Dayliner. I paired a Birds and Bees local craft cider with Spanish-style garlic white wine prawns, quinoa salad, and a subtle candied salmon spread on crisp flatbread wedges. And then I finished my meal with a cheesecake and rose petal jam.... More 

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Thank Victor P
Vancouver, Washington
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We had surprisingly good food on the train. I especially liked their salmon spread. YUM! also nice mixed drinks. I bought their plush engineer to take home.

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Thank TravelingGranny1943
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Arrived 9.30am, table for 3. Ordered bacon and eggs. 1 hour later still hadn't arrived. Plenty of excuses but no accurate information supplied. "It's coming doesn't cut it ". Brings a whole new meaning to an all day breakfast.... It's the time it takes to cook it !! Very nice place, great presentation of the property but if you want... More 

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Thank Peter J
Thetis Island, BC
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

We made a reservation for the Friday night bistro, and happily found a beautiful sequestered outdoor dining experience for a lovely spring evening. Our waitress was knowledgeable and helped us select a bottle of Kings & Spies Cider, which was a prosecco type beverage, and pleased four discerning palates. We all had different dishes, some just had the mains, while... More 

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Crofton, Canada
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

We visited here for Valentines Day dinner. There was a fixed menu with two creative choices for each course. The dining room is tiny and could use a decorators touch. There is everything there to make it special but as it is there is little ambience. Our table was wobbly and after waiting for the server to return to fix... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 15:00
Monday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:00
Thursday
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
Friday
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
Saturday
17:00 - 20:30
08:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10445 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Chemainus
  • Phone Number: +1 250-324-3777

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