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Victoria and Vancouver Island Restaurants

Willie's Bakery & Café

  • 537 Johnson St. Map It
  • Café

Updated 05/09/2012

Fodor's Review

Housed in a handsome Victorian building near Market Square, this eatery goes organic, free-range, and local in its omelets, brioches, French toast, and homemade granola breakfasts and its lunches of homemade soups, thick sandwiches, and tasty baked treats. A brick patio with an outdoor fireplace is partially glassed in so you can lunch alfresco even on chilly days. Willie's claims to be the oldest bakery in British Columbia and bread is still baked in the back room, just

as it has been since 1887.

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Restaurant Information


537 Johnson St., Victoria, British Columbia, V8W 1M2, Canada

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No dinner
  • Reservations not accepted

Updated 05/09/2012


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By Rod

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May 15, 2005

Secret berry jam, seaplanes, robins in the fountain

This was my best experience in Victoria. Organic, seasonal fare with no pretense.

By Maureen

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Aug 14, 2004

Best lunch in town!!!

Fresh ingredients, crusty bread, lots of flowers - what a great spot for lunch!! We returned every day.

By Rick

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Apr 2, 2004

Colorful, friendly and delish!

I've been to Willie's a few times now and really love it. It's an ideal place for brunch. The bakery has a full menu filled with lots of variety. The only negative is that it's not a large place (seats about 20) so you may have to wait for a seat.

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