Favorite food spots in Victoria

These were the favourite spots where we ate while in Victoria. 

Jam Cafe. 

The first time we went here we were shocked at the line up down the side walk to get in. They had been featured on Food Network’s show ” you gotta eat here”, we saw that show.  We wanted to stay and try it.  We waited in line about 20 minutes and it was worth the wait. We went back again. Here is a sample of what we had

veggie bowl. hash browns, biscuit, mushroom gravy and egg. it was huge but delicious

kids pancakes with maple butter

Fruit salad french toast with lemon curd

eggs benedict

Huevos rancheros with cornbread

We also quite enjoyed a couple of visits to Frankie’s


Waffles with blueberries, lemon curd and whipped cream

kid’s french toast

oatmeal with blueberry compote, carmelized apples, granola and warm vanilla milk

Well that is a sample of some of the great food that we ate at Jam Cafe and Frankie’s Modern Diner.  We did eat at a few other places that were not bad but not worth the money or a second visit. I won’t go into detail on those places. However, if you are visiting and want to know the places that we were not impressed with either the food, service, or both, just email me and I will let you know. There are a few other places that I would recommend as well. 

We were not compensated in any way for this post. The above are the opinions of all three family members, in total agreement that we loved it! 



This vegetarian restaurant was on my bucket list and I got to eat there multiple times while in Victoria. I have the cookbook and have made several recipes over the past few years, now I have tried some in the restaurant and it was soooo good!

I had these wild salmon tacos twice.

wild salmon tacos

yam falafel

Bergamot ginger cheesecake

This cheesecake was delicious, you could really taste the bergamot.

Evie’s favourite was the rebar chocolate cake.

I definitely recommend Rebar restaurant.

Kingston, Ontario



This past weekend we visited Kingston, Ontario.  It was a beautiful sunny day, but really hot.  First we visited the market in the town square, it is such a nice market.  After the market and a little walking we went for lunch at one of our favorite spots in Kingston “Chez Piggy” the patio is so nice and little birds flutter around looking for crumbs and chirping.  Lunch was very relaxing and the food was awesome too.  After lunch we went down the street to Pan Chancho, a bakery that makes delicious everything.  We walked around Princess Street to do a little shopping and then went to the Buskerfest, which was crazy busy and it was boiling hot.  We stood in a long line for what seemed like forever for a balloon animal and then left to go meet a friend.

Later, for supper, we went back downtown to our favourite burger place in Kingston, Harper’s.  Evie was thrilled because she loves burgers and these are really good and the kids meals comes with two little burgers and a milkshake!  I had a classic, Ray had a weird burger concoction, with an egg on top.  He paired this with a stout with a scoop of vanilla ice cream thrown in, I guess that would be a beer float.

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Usually on the old highway that we take to Kingston we see wild turkeys and deer, but today we saw peacocks and deer.  Yes, peacocks crossing the street and a group of them on a lawn.  Not what I expected to see.  Then Evie went to sleep after a long hot day.

Sunday was also a hot day so we went to the wading pool.  Then we tested a new recipe, fried chicken.  It was sort of a take on southern fried chicken, but a little healthier because we were using boneless skinless chicken breasts.  This really was an experiment and it was questionable and being changed, sort of made up, as we went.  I stopped taking pictures because we thought it was going to be a flop.  It actually worked well and was really good and tasty.  I took a picture of the chicken at the end.  We will make it another day and post the whole recipe.