Heron Rock Bistro

Heron Rock Bistro

Tucked away in the historic little neighbourhood of James Bay is the Heron Rock Bistro - a city staple that, for ten years, has not only offered excellent food but great Live Music Monday, Friday & Saturday featuring blues, gypsy jazz, funk and soul.

The Red Ruby

The Red Ruby

The Ruby is quirky and fun, offering menu options for “Hippies and Gym Rats” and dubbing sandwiches “In-Breads”. This must-see is located in the ever-so-funky Hotel Zed. Stop by, eat some chicken and listen to some vinyl, you won’t be disappointed. 

Belleville's Watering Hole

Belleville's Watering Hole

Looking for great food, great atmosphere and more?  Belleville's Watering Hole and Diner has just that.   From eggs benedict to french toast, if you're in love with the most important meal of the day then you'll definitely enjoy yourself.  Or maybe you're interested in something a little less traditional, but equally delicious, they have that too.  In the mood for lunch?  They have a killer meatloaf sandwich, which is...well...killer!  They also have the best chowder outside of Boston if that's what you're in the mood for. Check out their menu, you'll surely find something that gets your mouth watering and with events throughout the week, like Music Bingo, you are sure to enjoy a good time.

Legislative Dining Room

Legislative Dining Room

The Legislative Dining Room is tucked inside of Legislative Assembly of British Columbia building providing an ultra cool dining experience. In order to enter this hidden gem, be prepared to show your identification to security. This is a fun spot for breakfast and lunch to make you play pretend and feel as if you are one of the Parliament members.

James Bay Tea Room

James Bay Tea Room

Nestled in the heart of James Bay stands a little white house with black trim and a black and white awning. This quaint little house is known world wide as the James Bay Tea Room and Restaurant.  If you are looking for a Victorian experience, the James Bay Tea room offers one of Victoria's most authentic British dining experiences.

Beacon Drive In

Beacon Drive In

Voted Victoria’s Best Ice Cream for the last 21 years in a row, Beacon Hill is a trusted stop for locals and visitors in Victoria.   Beacon Hill has a lot more to smile about than just ice cream and a great location,  whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, or an evening snack you’ll love their seafood, chicken, burgers, soups, and sandwiches.

My-Chosen Cafe

My-Chosen Cafe

There is just something about home cooking. Mike and Shannon, the owners of My Chosen Café know this better than anyone. That is why they created a restaurant experience filled with the comforts of home. The Madill family believes in simple, fresh food made with the love and passion they feel for their community. Don’t take our word for it, the My Chosen café boasts awards from Trip Advisor and Vancouver Island Green Business.

West Coast Waffles

West Coast Waffles

Located in beautiful downtown Victoria, West Coast Waffles is ready to service all your gourmet waffle needs.  And they do mean all of them, offering a wide variety of waffles including, gluten free, sugar free, and dairy free choices so everyone can enjoy what they have to offer.

Vis-a-Vis

Vis-a-Vis

l. The Charcuterie at Vis-à-vis cannot be missed. They offer several different options for meat and cheese boards, offering wine pairings to optimize your experience. Exposed brick, and funky chalk board walls make for a fun and comfortable atmosphere.

Jam Cafe

Jam Cafe

Located in beautiful Old Town Victoria, Jam Cafe offers incredible homemade fare in a rustic city atmosphere.  Their unique menu will tempt you to step out of your breakfast or lunch comfort zone with choices including Green Eggs and Ham, Red Velvet Pancakes, or their take on classic sandwiches, like the Reuben and BELTCH (bacon, egg, lettuce, tomato, cheese and ham).

The Beachhouse

The Beachhouse

It is no surprise The Beach House earned the Open Table 2015 Diner’s Choice Award. This beachfront dining hot spot offers freshly caught seafood, juicy steaks, and a wide variety of wines with a side of history. The Beach house still holds the spirit of the McMorran’s Pavilion, a 1940’s hotspot for dinner and dancing.

Willie's Cafe and Bakery

Willie's Cafe and Bakery

Willie’s state-of-the-art kitchen is just part of the reason why this Victoria landmark has received TripAdvisor’s 2014 Award of Excellence, touted by Chatelaine Magazine as “Victoria’s best brunch destination”, and ranked by Huffington Post as one of the Top 20 restaurants in British Columbia.

Bubby's Kitchen

Bubby's Kitchen

Looking for live music, all day breakfast and $25 bottles of wine? Yeah…me too. Lucky for you, I found it, at Bubby’s Kitchen. Their outdoor patio is perfect for sunning yourself while enjoying one of their yummy cocktails. My personal favourite, the Blackberry Mojito. At Bubby’s Kitchen you can also feel good about what you’re eating. They earned their Vancouver Island Green Business Certification by only serving the freshest ingredients and by creating a sustainable restaurant setting. Good vibes, good music and low prices? Sign me up!

Frankie’s Modern Diner

PHONE:

778-265-8575

ADDRESS:

910 Government St

MAINS:

$9 - $16


 

Sometimes nailing a concept for a restaurant is hard to do.  Frankie's take on a modern diner in the heart of downtown Victoria, not only nails it, but pounds down the details building itself as the definitive modern diner.

Open early till late (early bird specials t'boot!), this is one place you truly can bring the whole family and enjoy a good glass of wine. I'm sitting here over eggs, toast, hash (withe cheese!), and one of the better cups of coffee I've had all week, while getting love drunk ready over the menu. I'm by myself but I wouldn't know it. Friendly faces are everywhere and it feels like I've known the staff and Frankie all my life. Yep, that a diner. 

It's Frankie's.