A well done bagel, one that has been boiled and then baked, is sometimes hard to come by. Victoria's many bakeries and restaurants have risen to the challenge, though, and they provide top-quality sandwiches and plain bagels for your enjoyment. If you're looking for the real deal, check out these yummy bagel shops.
Croissants are traditionally a breakfast food, but whether you stick to early morning munching or don't mind a little filled pastry for dessert at lunch, you'll find what you need in this city. From bakeries to cafes, Victoria offers you all the delectable pastries you could want, sometimes filled with other treats and sometimes on their own. Which do you prefer?
Kid-friendly cafes are hidden gems in Victoria, treasured by both parents and kids alike. When your little ones are bored, hungry and fussy and you’re not sure what to do, try taking them to one of these cool cafes you can both enjoy.
Afternoon tea dates back to 1840 England; Victoria, with strong historical ties to the British Motherland, upholds this tradition in fine style. But don’t believe it’s all stuffy, prim and proper – afternoon teas are becoming popular as children’s birthday parties. Whether you’re looking for a casual place for a light meal, or a more formal spot to impress your mother-in-law, this list has you covered.
Legend has it that doughnuts are the solution to every problem. Maybe not, but they’re certainly a magical invention loved by all. Treat yourself to the best of the best at these local Victoria cafés. Then indulge again, and again.
Caffeine addicts look no further. The city is brimming with coffee shops that’ll please even the most discerning coffee aficionado. Whether you’re after an Americano made with locally roasted beans or a meticulously brewed pour-over, it’s easy to satisfy your caffeine cravings in downtown Victoria.
Do you find yourself craving truffles and creams more than once a day? Are you known for popping out during lunch break to grab a chocolate bar? Then you, my friend, may be a chocoholic. Don’t worry, though! Victoria has many shops willing to satisfy your desires, and we’ve compiled them all into this handy list.
When it comes to cool places to hang out, indie coffee shops are pretty high on the list. Whether you enjoy the ambiance of these unique, usually small, cafes, or simply need a good cup of coffee, Victoria seems to be particularly conducive to coffee culture. Take advantage, and check out these independent cafes.
Victoria has long been known as the “California of Canada” – while the rest of the country is busy trudging through the snow, we’re out here donning flip flops and complaining of the heat. It makes sense, therefore, that we would have plenty of great ice cream shops. These are just a few of the places where Victorians go to grab a cone and beat the heat.
If buttery pastries, dainty cakes and artisan breads make your mouth water and your heart sing, add these bakeries to your must-visit list. They’ve perfected the art and science of baking, and the guilty pleasures that line their shelves are worth the calories. Just follow your nose - there’s nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked goodies.
When you think of British Columbia, you think plentiful fish, fresh vegetables and fine wines. But there’s no shortage of splendid desserts to be had on the beautiful West Coast, especially here in Victoria. Those with a sweet tooth have plenty of options. From pumpkin cheesecake to candy apple cake, get your slice before it’s gone!
Coffee culture has exploded in Victoria, and the variety of coffee purveyors has grown exponentially. Whether you’re looking for a dark cold brew or your sweet tooth wants an iced mint latte, you won’t be left wanting.
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