Victoria BC Restaurant - John's Place
John Cantin - Chef and Owner

John Cantin – Chef and Owner

Real Food at Real Prices


I was a junior member of the Canadian Team at the Culinary Olympics in Frankfurt, Germany, 1976. It certainly was an eye opener but diner food has always been my favourite. We have been serving breakfast, lunch and dinner for the past 30 years at John’s Place Restaurant in Victoria, BC. Canada. We make everything from scratch including our herb bread, corn bread, banana bread, homemade pies, cheesecakes and all our salad dressings. When Food Network Canada was filming in November for our fall shoot we made our Southwestern Meatloaf,  Mile High Apple Pie, Belgian Waffles with our own cream cheese syrup and our best seller, Eggs Benedict with an authentic real butter hollandaise sauce and we had a blast doing it.

Our regular breakfast service also includes, Yankee Corned Beef Hash, Huevos Rancheros, Homemade Chorizo sausage and Italian Chicken sausage. Tex Mex Egg Burritos, Heavenly Pancakes, Gluten Free Items and many more.

Our regular lunch menu includes such diner staples as House Made Burgers, Real Clubhouse Sandwiches, BBQ Sirloin Sandwiches, Homemade Omelettes, Albacore Tuna Salad, Warm Spinach Salad, Chicken Caesar Salad, Crispy Chicken Salad, Real Falafels and many more.

Our regular dinner service features such favourites as our Creamy Tortellini, Butternut Squash Agnolotti, Rawinder’s Butter Chicken, Thai Chicken & Cashews, Venice Rice Balls, Halibut Fish n Chips, Southwestern Meatloaf, Bangers n Mash, Shepherds Pie and many more! Find out why our restaurant lineups keep growing after 30 years! Welcome to our home away from home!

Coming Events

May 26 – Completely Creedence, a Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band, will be performing at the McPherson Playhouse starting at 7:00pm.

May 30 – We will have our regular hours of 7:00am to 9:00pm but will have some unique features in honor of Memorial Day in the USA.

June 19 – Don’t forget about Dad on this Sunday, we will have our usual 8:00am to 4:00pm brunch followed by our 5:00pm to 9:00pm dinner with some special features on the go.

Here is what our customers say about us:

The food here is consistently excellent, but is also the pleasantness of the staff that sets it apart.

“Best pancakes ever! For the past 15 years Palm Springs California was in first place, not anymore!
Yours is now in 1st”

The Plunketts
Bend, Oregon
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