Where to Eat

Cyclist-frequented restaurants

Victoria has scores of restaurants, which cater to every taste and budget.  Some favourites with the local cycling crowd are listed below. Why? – they are near popular cycling routes, have good bike parking, an outdoor patio, lots of great food and give cyclists a warm welcome.

If you would like to add your favourite eating spot to this list, send a message to [bhobson@cyclingvictoria.com]

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South Bay Pub and Restaurant
104 - 2940 Jutland Rd.
Victoria, BC V8T 5K6
phone: (250) 385-5643
fax: (250) 385-5673
Hours of Operation
   Mon-Thurs 11:00am-11:00pm
   Fri-Sat 11:00am-12:00am
   Sun 10:00am-11:00pm
   Sundays are our famous buffet brunch from 10am to 2:30pm!
email: southbaypub@shaw.ca


The Demitasse Coffee Bar

Open 7 days a week, Demitasse offers healthful entrees, breakfast and weekend brunch, home-made desserts and a variety of locally roasted coffees.  Features a changing selection of original artwork by local artists. 

1320 Blanshard Street (at Johnson)
Downtown Victoria
(250) 386-4442 

Swan’s Brew Pub

Good food, great beer and lots of choices. Glassed-in patio. Located on the ground floor of Swan’s Hotel. They don’t have bike racks but you can use the parking meters.

506 Pandora Avenue (at Wharf near the Blue Bridge)
Downtown Victoria
(250) 361-3310 

Spinnaker’s Brewpub & Guesthouse

Canada's first in-house brewpub, featuring traditional pub food and an outdoor patio overlooking the harbour. Tours of the brew house are available. Open 7am - 11pm. 

308 Catherine Street (at Kimta)
Just west over the Blue Bridge into ‘Victoria West’
Restaurant:  (250) 384-2739
Pub: (250) 384-6613 

Green Cuisine Vegetarian Restaurant

The Green Cuisine has a 100% vegan self-serve salad bar, hot buffet and dessert bar, as well as a full bakery. The ingredients for all dishes are listed, so you always know what you are getting. The atmosphere is casual and comfortable. Bonus:  Market Square has covered bike racks! 

5-560 Johnson Street
Located in the lower level of Market Square at Johnson and Wharf in Downtown Victoria
(250) 385-1809 

Moka House Coffee Bar

Great coffee and snacks as well as a changing selection of original artwork by local artists. Outdoor patio. 

345 Cook Street (in Cook Street Village, just north of Dallas Road)
(250) 388-7377 

Fifth Street Bar and Woodfire Grill

Located just outside downtown Victoria, the Fifth Street Bar & Grill offers great food and drink in a friendly neighbourhood setting.  They are located on a bike route, and their bike rack is covered.

1028 Hillside Avenue at Fifth Street (near Quadra)
(250) 380-4600  

Oak Bay    Back to top

The Blethering Place Tea Room & Restaurant

is nestled in Oak Bay Village. Oak Bay, dotted with quaint shops and cottages. Safe parking in front and behind makes your visit most pleasant and relaxing.

2250 Oak Bay Ave.
1-888-598-1413 (toll free)

The Demitasse Bakery Store

Neighbourhood bakery/grocery store.  Enjoy a light lunch or snack on their restful patio.  Open 7:30-7:30 7 days/week. They don’t have bike racks but you can watch your bike from their patio. 

2164 McNeill Avenue (at the corner of Roslyn in Oak Bay)
(250) 598-6668 

Olive Olio’s

Café and Italian deli with great desserts and coffee.  They have an outdoor patio and bike racks. 

3840 Cadboro Bay Road (near Sinclair Road) in the Cadboro Bay Village
(250) 477-6618 

The Snug Pub

Old English ambience located in the Oak Bay Beach Hotel and Resort on scenic Beach Drive.  Enjoy dinner or a snack as you watch the sunset over the ocean! 

1175 Beach Drive, just north of the golf course
(250) 598-4556   

Saanich Peninsula  Back to top

Here’s a listing of restaurants in Sidney, a town north of Victoria near the Swartz Bay ferry terminal

Bill Mattick’s Restaurant & Lounge

5333 Cordova Bay Road
at ‘Mattick’s Farm’ along the Lochside Trail in Saanich
(250) 658-4271 

Rumrunner Pub
9881 Seaport Pl.

Sidney, BC V8L 4X3

phone: (250) 656-5643
fax: (250) 656-5589

Hours of Operation
   Mon-Thurs 11:00am-11:00pm
   Fri-Sat 11:00am-12:00am
   Sun 10:00am-11:00pm
We also offer docking for your boat
at the adjacent marina! Children are welcome in the Rumrunner's restaurant area.
   Don't miss our Sunday Brunch from 10am to 2:30pm.
email: rumrunnerpub@shaw.ca


Stonehouse Pub & Restaurant

Located on a bike route near the Swartz Bay Ferry terminal.

2215 Canoe Cove
Sidney, BC.
(250) 656-3498
*note:  no bike racks 

Prairie Inn

7806 East Saanich Road
Located in Central Saanich - take Mount Newton Cross Road off the Galloping Goose
*note – no bike rack but bikes can be locked to the patio railing 

Seahorse Café

Great food next to the waterfront and the Mill Bay Ferry. 

799 Verdier Avenue, right next to the Ferry terminal.
Brentwood Bay

Breakwater Deli

Soup, sandwiches, snacks and coffee right next to the ocean in Sidney - right off the local bike route.

1B – 9851 Seaport Place (next to the Sidney Marina)
(250) 665-3757  

Western Shores and Sooke  Back to top

Royal Roads Café

Located just off the Galloping Goose Trail at Royal Roads University.  While you’re there, take a walk or off-road bike ride through the trails on the grounds of the university.

1949 Sooke Road (near the Galloping Goose)
(250) 474-3628 

My-Chosen Café

4492 Happy Valley Road, near Metchosin Road.
Turn off the Galloping Goose at Rocky Point Road or at Happy Valley Road. Outdoor patio.
Phone (250) 474-2333 

Olympic View Golf Course

Located in Metchosin, their clubhouse has a great restaurant open to the public, and you can practise your putting while you digest your lunch!

643 Latoria Road between Metchosin Road and Happy Valley Road
(250) 474-3673 

17 Mile House Country Pub

The 17 Mile House Pub is an historic roadhouse built in 1894. Patrons can enjoy a quiet game of chess in the bay window or a refreshing pint in our fireplace room. The menu is highlighted with local seafood and a home-cooked touch. Hikers and cyclists plan your day on the Galloping Goose to end at the 17 Mile House Pub.

5126 Sooke Road near Gillespie Road
(250) 642-5942

Mom’s Café

In downtown Sooke, this very popular local restaurant has ample proportions and very good food. Save room for their excellent pies.

2036 Shields Road
Located just off Sooke Road across from Sooke Community Hall
(250) 642-3314 

Shawnigan Lake Area   Back to top

Jaeger House Restaurant

2460 Renfrew Road, Shawnigan Lake (near West Shawnigan Lake Road)

(250) 743-3515 

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