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Kelly's Kitchen

$$ - $$$
American, Canadian, Cafe, Diner
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105-2517 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 3L2, Canada
+1 250-585-3959
07:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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Lantzville, Canada
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my husband here for brunch. It's tucked away and from the outside it's hard to tell if it's worth a visit so I've always overlooked this cafe. We were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and service. It's not the most awesome decor but it feels cosey and I got the impression lots of the... More 

Thank Ali M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Consistent, hard working friendly staff, great food. good,great, good, great.g good, great, good,great

Thank Bill Y
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Always receive friendly service. Food is great - overall experience is 5 star. The place gets busy around 9 am and again at lunch time. they close early 3p.pm I believe. Good experience - recommend

Thank Paul L
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Best breakfast in Nanaimo hands down. The staff are friendly and it feels like you are over at your aunts or uncles house for some Sunday breakfast. Very laid back environment with some really really really good eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns or omelettes. You wont be disappointed.

Thank Hermon N
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Couldn't believe this restaurant was rated #1 breakfast in Nanaimo. Service we had was terrible. Wasn't allowed to sit at a larger table because there were only two of us and then the next thing you know, that table had only two people sitting at it. The waitress we had rarely showed up at our table (No tip for her... More 

Thank Zelda W
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Service was prompt and coffees were always full without hovering. It's like going home for breakfast but your mom can't cook this good. We will be back when we're on the island again.

Thank Ladlesport S
Nanaimo, Canada
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86 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

great breakfast place to go. everything is homemade and fresh. very busy, that tells you something...it is good. The staff is very helpful and friendly, definitely would recommend going here for breakfast, haven't eaten lunch there but if it is anything like their breakfasts it will be good.

Thank henderson8
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Great fast service,food very tasty specially breakfast.G ood sized portions.only complaint is its noisy.Everytime I've been there it's been full so with high ceilings and all those customers. It creates quite adin.If you can handle that this is the place to go for great food

Thank Nancy P
British Columbia
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

Kelly's Kitchen is not fancy, quiet, or large. What it is is Nanaimo's hidden gem for breakfast! The cooks make the best eggs in this town, their hashbrowns are to die for, and the corned beef hash is the best I've had. Prices are reasonable, coffee is great, staff is excellent (even when they're really busy). Had to wait a... More 

Thank TheTiminator
Cowichan Valley, B.C.
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187 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Breakfast - food was pretty good, service was appropriate, site/ decor left a lot to be desired. Not a large facility with metal & arborite tables led to the meal being very noisy. It was also quite busy (that's a good sign) which added to the din. The building looks more like a large commercial portico made of cinderblock that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Canadian, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105-2517 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 3L2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-585-3959

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