Some Testimonials from Our Valued Customers

That was the best veggie burger EVER!

Monica G.

Hello my name is Graham Hill:

I am a regular customer and want to thank you and especially your staff member Liz for her splendid warmth and style in the welcoming quality of care she brings; Liz helps to define the term hostess… -you have done wella nd John’s is a terrific place to eat, to meet friends and do business.

Best wishes– Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year

I have had corned beef hash all over Canada & the U.S.  I have not yet had anything that compares to yours.  The presentation with scambled eggs (with green onions) was perfect.  Don’t change it!


Gerald W.

Best Huevos Ranchero since Humpty’s open in Edmonton 30+ years ago.

Great place!


Hi John’s Place,

We were visiting Victoria for our friends’ wedding this past long weekend.  It was when we were at the reception trying to make breakfast plans with all the amazing people we met, and asked about a “great place to go” the answer was unanimous: JOHN’S PLACE!

It was busy…which was something we were warned about…but that did not take away from our service experience in the slightest.

However it was when our server “Cheryl” heard that we had friends on the other side waiting to be sat as well…she said “let me see what I can do about having you guys all sit together” I was blown away!…and she did it!

She was so accommodating, personable and incredibly “real” charming, she really made us feel like we had been coming to the restaurant for years!

And the food… Oh Ehm Gee!  It was perhaps the best breakfast I had ever eaten…The “Lemon Zinger” pancakes…To. Die. For.

Since then all my breakfasts have been incredibly boring as I keep thinking about that deliciously sweet glaze!  Not only that, but the coffee was exceptional as well and all who served it again and again and again….

Great Food.  Great people.  And a Great experience.

Makes me want to move to Victoria?…guess I would need a job then?…

John’s Place are you hiring?

Roberto Sousa, Operations Manager

WrapZone Restaurants Inc.

Vancouver, BC


Hi John!

My family and I visited your restaurant in Mid-July and loved your place.  The attentive service made me never want to leave.  Apparently that and the wonderful food and endless cups of coffee are why the line was out the door when we visited one weekend.  Your burrito was really wonderful…..the hot sauce was the real deal, I am a chili head from Houston, Texas.  I have been a vegetarian for most of my 50 years and when I saw the vegan offering I had to try it.  It was fabulous.  My newest food direction is vegan and I am going to recreate the burrito, so feel free to send any suggestions for the preparation.  Thanks for putting your menu online.  Definately would recommend your restaurant to anyone traveling to Victoria.

Thanks again for providing my first ever vegan restaurant breakfast offering!!!  Truly a special experience!!!

Amy Schmidt

Dear John,

Your eggs “benny” were fab as always!  I always come here when in town visiting my parents all the way from T.O. and always worth it.  Coffee too!



First time I’ve tried the Meatloaf Breakfast.  Absolutely tremendous!


Best Burger Ever, that is one “Gourmet Lamb” Burger

The very best Eggs Benedict I’ve ever had in a restaurant.


PS Great service!

Awesome food again!


This is quite seriously my favorite restaurant in not only Victoria but in the history of restaurants.  I feel at home here.  My dad was a chef and growing up in his kitchen, laughing, exploring, and loving both our food and our family has made all restaurants void.  But your food tastes like my dad’s!  Home done, with an obvious and apparent love for food, and for life.  I want to eat here every day.


Best Pancakes Eva!!!



That is by far & away the best spinach salad ever!



We are from Mexico and a few days ago we had lunch at your place (we heard about you searching internet for best places to eat in Victoria).  After our experience in your restaurant we have to say if you are in Victoria you MUST GO TO JOHN’S PLACE!!!!

The team is more than friendly and the service is fast and excellent; great food and in very good portions too.  We ordered the vegie lasagna, noodle soup and two cheeseburgers…..yummy!!!

At the end we ordered the pecan pie and coffee, pecan pie is pure heaven…..and the coffee is superb.  I just regret we did not have the chance to have breakfast, I heard the waffles are a must.

Castro Riojas Family

Dear John,

Thanks for the Great Breakfast!  One of the best we’ve ever had.  So good we had to have it two days in a row.

Mr. & Mrs Wood

Riverside, Ca.


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

Fred Edge

Thanks ,

That was the best “eggs benny”  I ever had! :)   We’ll be back.


I’ve eaten a lot of bennies in my 60+ years.  Yours is just about the Best!  Congrats!  Hollandaise sauce should never come out of a can — a fact that many restaurants do not observe.  My hat off to your excellent sauce!


We have been comming for the last 20+ years.  We love to come to John’s Place, it feels like home.  All the people who work here are great!

C & M

Your Citrus Zingers were absolutely MAGNIFICENT!!!  Thank you, thank you again for your stupendous breakfasts!!!

Esperanza & Alex

Food is excellent & quick & waitress wonderful.

Best Home Fries!

Dear John,

This is my first time to Victoria and it has been absolutly beautiful and amazing.  I am very fortunate to meet the staff and family I have come to love here at John’s Place.  The food this morning was without a doubt the best breakfast I have ever had.  The omelet was perfect and the smoothie was simply amazing.  Thank you for the fun and happiness I have experienced.  I know I will be back.

With love and Thanks

Thomas Hobbs

This is our first time at John’s Place.  I had the traditional french toast with cream cheese syrup.  It was absolutely outstanding!  My husband had the eggs benny with spinach and said it was the best he had had.  We will be back as soon as possible and will bring our friends.

Kathy, Edmonton

Best veggie burrito ever.  yum :)

Thank you


These are Pancakes!  Perfect!

Thank you


Happy holidays!  BEST eggs Benedict I ever had!!!  Awesome waitress also!  And great fruit smoothie Yum!


John & Mara


For almost 25 years I’ve been coming up here.  We’d sit in the back booth and drink coffee for hours, spend 2 bucks each and never got a bad time.  It’s home when we come back, have a hugh breakfast, listen to the juke box and remember “when.”

Thanks always.


Dear John,  you beloved man-the corned beef hash was most excellent!  It moved me, reminded me of a boiled dinner from back east.  Thank you very much.  xoxo…

Have always come back here over the years for the Hollandaise sauce.  Best I have ever tasted! :)

This breakfast rocked my world!  Thank you :)

Best morning ever!! cuz of you & your awesomeness

John, you don’t know us, however we’re in often.  We just finished a trip around the world, U.K., Greece, Egypt, Spain, Turkey, Australia, even the U.S. for cryin’ out loud.  You officially have the Best Eggs Benedict on the planet.

Best Regards,

Jeff & Georgia

Thank you so much for another wonderful breakfast.  For the past 2 1/2 years I have been flying into Victoria for classes 3-4 times a year.  John’s is a must on my short visit to Victoria.  Deborah is amazing & has taken care of me everytime I come for breakfast.  A visit to Victoria would not be complete without breakfast @ John’s Place.

Thank you

June B

Regina, Sk

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

The Plunkett

Bend, Oregon

Dear John,

As a world traveller, it is so hard to find good, sorry, great Hollandaise as well as friendly staff

Thank you :)

Best Breakfast ever!


The best cornbeef I have ever had.  I loved the background taste of cloves.

Thank you

Eileen, USA

Great place! Great food! Debra is so nice and professional!! We’ll be back.

Bless you

I first tasted the Classic Benny on a bagel in the 1980′s and it ruined me for all other egg’s benedict dishes in other restaurants from then on.  John’s is the only place that I will order Eggs Benedict.

Best eggs benedict & service I have ever experienced!  Thank you.

Edmonton, AB

Superb food.  Fabulous service!! :)

Thanksgiving dinner was increadibly wonderful and the service was super, as usual.

Esperanza & Alex

John, Best restaurant meal I can remember.  My best friend was Ukranian, & has now passed, used to fix me perogies & sausage – Thanks for the memory

California, U.S.A.

The eggs benedict with chorizo sausage was the BEST I have ever had!  Delicious!!


The food is alway great & always the same- consistency is key.  Thanks for another great breakfast!

Great food-Bob Dylan’s meatballs are a fave :) Keep it up!!

Chris & Deaner

Best wrap of the whole summer!!


Read about John’s in “The Lonely Planet” tour book!  Terrific.  Best ever.  Have come 4000 miles for this.  Thanks!

Deborah reccommended the chicken sausage and it was the best sausage I have ever eaten.  Thanks and give Deborah a raise.


When I go to restaurants for brunch and invariably order eggs benedict I always rate them against John’s Place’s eggs benny.  They can never compare.

The Best Mushroom soup I’ve ever had!! :)

From Ottawa

We loved the breakfast service and ambiance.  Never ever did we taste such a good breakfast!!  The potatoes, shicken sausage Fantastic!!

Thank you

Greetings from Lily & Edwin

Holland, Amsterdam


I loved the spaghetti meatballs.

Good Luck.



John and crew:

I was just doing a little Victoria web surfing, and wanted to tell you how much we love John’s Place.  For us, it’s the OFFICIAL finish line for the Oregon Offshore race, and still the best breakfast stop on the planet.  Deborah is always a joy to talk with, as are the rest of your staff.  Thanks for all your hospitality, and we’ll see you the next time we’re in town.

Kind regards,

Eric Rouzee

s/v Legacy

This was the best food I’ve ever had!  I wish I lived in Victoria!!

Sonja & Chris Harrison


We’ve been here 3 times in 1 week and will come back before we leave!  Excellent food and service!

Guy and Josee


Hi from Emily & Deun from Tofino.  We come here everytime we are in Victoria.  John’s is the best!  Today was the best meal we ever had here.  Fabulous server also!

Cheers from the Tofino Crew

That was the best, the very best hollandaise I’ve had in my life-and I have tried many!  This is Hollandaise Nirvana!

Joanne Peters


Les meilleurs dejeuners en ville!  Thanks to Deborah and John!!! XXX  Best place for a protein fix!

Benoit et Lysabel


Great Breakfast!  This is where we come for Eggs Bennie– absolutely no question.  But today, the Hollandaise was even better than usual.  Way to go!!

Absolutely Delicious!  Super eggs-cooked perfectly  We’ll be back



This was the best breakfast I have ever had!  Thank You!

Compliments to the chef!  The best Frittata we’ve ever had & the waffle fantastic as well!


Cheryllyn & Ryan

Toronto, Ont.

This is the best spinach salad I have ever had!  Amazing!  Server is always wonderful to customers as well.


Superb!  That was the BEST breakfast burrito I’ve ever eaten – ever in my life – so far!!  Better than anything I’ve had in California, Van or any other city.  Good job!


Thank you for a “Most” delicious breakfast.  After being away from Victoria for 7 years, I eagerly looker forward to having eggs benedict at John’s Place and as always I was VERY happy with my breakfast and friendly staff.  Deborah was very pleasant and I never needed to ask for anything.  Keep up the great work.

Thank You!

You have a lifetime customer


Deb is the Best.

The Best Houmoungous Bennie I Have Ever Had, To Die For…


Awesome Lasagna!  Compliments to the chef!!!

I visited Victoria BC for the 1st time this last weekend.  What a great surprise to be staying at the hostel down the street and to find your place.  People were standing in line out the door… I knew it had to be good.  My friend and I ate brunch on Sunday morning.  And Monday morning we were back for more!  Will be back again soon I hope.  What great food and service.  The staff was so nice and very professional.  Loved everything about JOHNS PLACE.  Will tell others of my great food as well.

Nathan Day


Debra was the best waitress I’ve ever had and that was also the best eggs benedict as well.

Thank you.


The Greek spanakopita is one of the best I have ever had.  Yum-O! Outstanding!  Delightful to eat and enjoyed myself completely.  Thank you much for sharing your yum-o talents.

Rajinder Last

Best Brunch I have ever had salsa chorizo Benny!! Wow

Great service.  Thanks


Best eggs benny I’ve ever had….the perfect explosion of breakfasty goodness my mouth has ever hosted!  Thanks, we’re new to the city and we’ll be back…often!

Shenoa Matheson

Dear Artist Baker!  Your Butterscotch Meringue pie is unquestionably blue ribbon material.  Blessings!

Goldie Semple

Nicola Cavendish

Belfry Theatre- “GLORIOUS”

Fantastic pie!  I’ve come here for the past five years & I’ve never been disappointed.  Super food & interesting menu.

Tristan Rhodes

The pie was very delicious.  Thank-you.

My compliments to the Chef!  Best omlette in a long time.