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Cafe Zanzibar

1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3 , Canada
+1 250-544-1475
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lamb burger” (15 reviews)
“tagine” (3 reviews)
All hours
Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3 , Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast at Cafe Zanzibar was excellent. We really enjoyed our food and it came very well presented. The service was superb. It gets pretty busy but it's worth the wait.

Thank Bunontherun
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. The restaurant has a quirky character, staff are friendly and the food is delicious. Lots of choice on the menu. I hope to go back again soon.

Thank Pentys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was just there for the second time in the past year, both times for a late lunch. I have not had dinner there- yet. Two of us had the lamb burger which was spicy but very good. Others in my party had paninis or...More

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a quick lunch stop close to our hotel; we chose Cafe Zanzibar. The menu had both lunch or breakfast available at 11AM so there plenty of options to chose from. My wife had the chicken and avocado melt which she truly enjoyed. The...More

Thank Findlak
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This restaurant is consistently top rate - the food is delicious - the service friendly and professional - we are new to the area and this is our go to place for brunch and dinner.

Thank Giselle G
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Love this place. Friendly staff, interesting menu...dishes tend to be pretty spicy. Recommend the pear salad, bison ribs...

1  Thank Wendy-Stuffsmith
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Tasty, great presentation, comfortable, friendly, ample portions and reasonably priced. And on top of all that, it was kind of fun to watch the cooks dance while they'd cooked.

Thank ElvisAndrus
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Looked up this restaurant while planning a weekend getaway. We were not disappointed. We had a hard time deciding what to try because everything looked great. Prices are very good considering the quality of the food. The ambiance is very nice too. I will definitely...More

Thank Garry S
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch on Sunday. Many traditional and varied choices. Very accommodating for sharing. Shared the falafel platter and lamb burger. WOW! Fresh and tasty and very reasonable. Terrific service as well. The dinner menu looked like we will be paying them an evening visit...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Zanzibar is intimate, cozy, and has a lovely, welcoming atmosphere. The food was excellent as was the service. A great place to check out if you're looking for something different, or if you're staying in the area.

Thank kris-goes-places
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Hi - How noisy is the restaurant? Can you have a quiet conversation with the person across the table from you? The menu looks great and we would like to give it a try.
19 September 2015|
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Response from Kar590 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We always sit inside. It is not noisy, however the tables are close together. We nearly always get a window table - added privacy. True, you could hear people talking nearby, but I have never thought it was noisy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Central Saanich
  • Phone Number: +1 250-544-1475
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