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Even before coming down to Victoria, I had a place in my mind where I wanted to go and told Collin about it. The place was introduced in a TV show called “You Gotta Eat Here” of Food Network.

John’s Place is on Pandora street, and their waffle and eggs Benny seem to taste good. Although a parade had just started on Victoria Day, the restaurant was totally packed and had a lot of waiting people. We waited for 30 min or so.

We ordered from their breakfast menu.


Coffee at John's Place in Victoria

The 222 Headache with Strawberry topping
(Collin’s choice: Belgian waffle with two eggs scrambled and two slices of grilled bacon, and their special cream cheese syrup)

The 222 Headache with Strawberry topping at John's Place in Victoria

Belgian Waffle with Fresh strawberries in season
(Served with their special cream cheese syrup)

Belgian Waffle with Fresh strawberries in season at John's Place in Victoria

Belgian Waffle with Fresh strawberries in season at John's Place in Victoria

Their special cream cheese syrup wasn’t imaginable, but once you tasted, you wouldn’t forget. It was that good. Collin said he wanted to make it at home. Yeah, please do! 😀

And, an extra picture of the exterior of the restaurant.

John's Place in Victoria

John’s Place

Address: 723 Pandora Avenue, Victoria B.C. (map)
(Walking east from Douglas street)
TEL: 250-389-0711

Tea Shop
[Mon – Fri] 7:00 – 21:00
[Sat – Sun] 8:00 – 16:00, 17:00 – 21:00

Price Note
– The 222 Headache $9.95
– Strawberry topping $2.60
– Belgian Waffle $6.95
– Fresh strawberries in season $3.25
– Coffee $2.50

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After having unsatisfying Won Ton soup, we stopped by at a tea shop. DAVIDsTEA has lots of kinds of tea leaves, and their staff explains how each one tastes like or lets us smell those leaves.

The shop is not only a store to buy but also a cafe that you can sit and relax with your drink. One of their shops is located on Johnson street in downtown Victoria.

We both ordered from Green tea leaf.

Gyokuro Yamashiro
(From their menu: Unlike regular green tea, this is shaded for 6-7 weeks prior to plucking, so it’s dark, extra-energizing, and extremely rare outside of Japan.)

Gyokuro Yamashiro at DAVIDsTEA in Victoria

Organic Ever Green
(From their menu: Inspired by David Suzuki, this fruity blend combines Japanese Sencha with Canadian-sourced, sustainably harvested ingredients.)

Organic Ever Green at DAVIDsTEA in Victoria

Tea in the Cup

Tea in the Cup at DAVIDsTEA in Victoria

And, extra pictures of the interior and the view from the shop.

DAVIDsTEA in Victoria

DAVIDsTEA in Victoria

Want to see more pictures for this store? click here.


Address: 606 Johnson Street, Victoria B.C. (map)
(At corner of Government street)
TEL: 250-385-0779
Facebook: page
Twitter: @davidstea

Tea Shop
[Mon – Fri] 9:30 – 19:30
[Sat] 10:00 – 21:00
[Sun] 10:00 – 19:00

DAVIDsTEA in Victoria

Price Note
– Hot Tea $2.50

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We walked around downtown Victoria after brunch and passed by a public market. There was a bakery shop, B-red Bakery. The market was held in Bastion Square.

We bought a load of whole wheat honey bread and two croissants. I forgot to take a picture of the loaf, but it is like rye and good for open sandwiches. We still have it in the freezer, so it might be come with Collin’s cooking. All pictures were taken by iPhone.

Two Chocolate Croissants

Two Chocolate Croissants at B-red Bakery in Victoria

When we were about to pay, the person selling at the shop asked us what kind of doughnuts we wanted. Collin replied we didn’t need. And the person said, “it’s not what you need. I asked what you want.” 😀 So, Collin got a complimentary doughnut covered with chocolate!

Doughnut covered with chocolate at B-red Bakery in Victoria

And, an extra picture of their shop at the market.

B-red Bakery in Victoria


B-red Bakery

Not sure about their detail. They were at Public Market.

Price Note
– A loaf of Whole Wheat Honey Bread, & two Chocolate Croissants $12.00

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