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Buzz Coffee House

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1861 Dufferin Cres, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 0B1, Canada
+1 250-591-8310
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06:50 - 18:00
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Mon - Sat 06:50 - 18:00
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Weyburn, Canada
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We met a friend here for coffee on her recommendation and liked the place a lot. The coffee was fresh and hot, the wait staff were young, cheerful and well-trained and, because the place is large, there was no need to hurry over coffee. It was a good place to sample a Nanaimo Bar in Nanaimo.

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Thank blkWeyburn
Edmonton, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Buzz was a landmark coffee house in North Nanaimo that was moved south off of Bowen Rd. by its owners. It was a great place to go for fresh food and great coffee. Since the move it has gradually fallen off to a point where the food is mediocre, mostly microwaved. The coffee is the same but the atmosphere... More 

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Thank Jordan G
Nanaimo, Canada
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373 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I have had issues with this place in the past when it gets busy this place is chaotic & staff have been frazzled - drinks were wrong . But today & right now the staff are friendly, relaxed & the vibe is very cool .. I am loving my latte ... So relaxed ... & there's not a lot of... More 

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Thank S_Leach
Nanaimo, Canada
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Quick stop for a lovely coffee and to feed some soon to be cranky kids! Staff is very knowledgeable about what they serve and always very friendly. There is a good variety of food offered...not all sweets and treats. Love the big tables that invite conversation with new people or allow for a big group to sit together and not... More 

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Thank 4WestCoasters
Victoria, Canada
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193 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

I found this place because my usual coffee shop was closed Although it is a bit hidden away it is definitely worth seeking out Lots of space good coffee and affable staff I will return

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Thank JCDown
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

This place has it all. Good coffee, good food and great staff. It's busy and yet there's always a place to sit. There's a lovely patio out back, a table in front, a meeting room and the usual reading materials. I love it but what really makes the place is the owner, Scott and his staff. They get to know... More 

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Thank Charlotte K
Calgary
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

This place is just not like it used to be! Many small tables have disappeared and have been replaced by large cafertia type seating where you are forced to mingle with people attempting to conduct business meetings. Food availability is very inconsistent, with breakfast items frequently being sold out very early in the morning! There is an obvious lack of... More 

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Thank Trego
Nanaimo, Canada
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208 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Good variety of different coffees, limited selection of pastries, pleasant space to sit in, friendly service.

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Thank 29carfrae
Parksville, Canada
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130 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

We were impressed by the expanse of this café on the edge of an industrial zone and one block in from Bowen Road. Lots of tables to choose from and there was a lot of patrons there mid morning. Our coffee order was well presented and tasted great, just like they are supposed to. We passed on the sweets which... More 

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Thank Gord B
Nanaimo, Canada
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373 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Thus us my 2nd visit - 1st one, on z Saturday was not good. Today was middle if the week, a few tables full here & there, esp. The back area that has a bit more personality/ambiance. I had carrot cake & Mint tea, Both were nice ... However I just can't get excited about this Indy coffee place -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
06:50 - 18:00
Tuesday
06:50 - 18:00
Wednesday
06:50 - 18:00
Thursday
06:50 - 18:00
Friday
06:50 - 18:00
Saturday
06:50 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1861 Dufferin Cres, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 0B1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-591-8310

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