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#1 Jarrod

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 01:29 AM

I hate John's Place. It's vile, it's packed, the service sucks and the food is the most horrible thing I have ever tasted EVER!

Once, I was in there and it was sooo packed that the servers thought I paid and I just walked out without paying.

I would not recommend the place to anyone. It's so bad.

#2 Lover Fighter

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 02:04 PM

Wow...
It's definitely one of the most popular spots in Victoria, so you have to expect it will be packed. Obviously, it is overrated... that's not to say it still isnt' good (IMO), but it is just usually talked about as if it were divine.

I've never had a problem with the service, the workers there are all friendly and easy to get along with... the only problems I've had are a couple of them being TOO chatty while I'm trying to eat.

This past year the quality of food seems to have gone downhill though.

#3 Willa

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 12:09 AM

Went today for lunch, and I agree that you're packed in... but I think that's part of the ambiance. You don't go for stellar food -- but it was good, and there was lots of it. I found the servers to be very nice.

#4 <avril>

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 07:27 PM

I've never been, but im not sure i want to go, no that i heard what jarrod has to say about it.

#5 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 07:44 PM

No one bothers going to John's Place any more, because it's always too packed.


You can use this same logic when complaining about how hard it is for you to navigate thru downtown traffic* (ie. when you are part of it).

*You can complain about traffic in other places where the street can be widened into 4, 6 or 8 lanes.
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#6 Scaper

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 08:22 PM

John's other place in View Royal got torn down...it orginally was a smitty's....it was that wedge shaped building that was raised above a bunch of parking. I noticed last month that the whole building got ripped down.

#7 mikedw

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 10:24 AM

Wow...
It's definitely one of the most popular spots in Victoria, so you have to expect it will be packed. Obviously, it is overrated... that's not to say it still isnt' good (IMO), but it is just usually talked about as if it were divine.

I've never had a problem with the service, the workers there are all friendly and easy to get along with... the only problems I've had are a couple of them being TOO chatty while I'm trying to eat.

This past year the quality of food seems to have gone downhill though.


I haven't been in a while. Pag's, the long gone Overtime and John's Place all have one hiring practice in common: hire people with attitude. I've actually had my spoon in my mouth and bowl was taken away beneath me. When that's happened, I've thought, "oh well, no need to leave a tip."

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#8 Mike

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 05:23 PM

---> cream cheese syrup on waffles

makes up for everything in my books.

#9 Amanday

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 05:28 PM

You can get that at demitasse too, though!

#10 gumgum

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 09:28 PM

Demitasse?

#11 G-Man

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 09:31 PM

Corner of Johnson and Blanshard simply one of the best coffee shops around!

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#12 gumgum

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 09:32 PM

Why, dare I ask, is there no thread on it then?

#13 m0nkyman

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 09:41 PM

Why, dare I ask, is there no thread on it then?


Because then other people would show up, and they'd take our favourite seat. ;)


/me quietly kicks G-Man under the table. Shhh.

#14 G-Man

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 10:01 PM

Oh right Yah it sucks!

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#15 gumgum

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 10:02 PM

Too late!.......................

#16 G-Man

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 10:04 PM

They also have a Bakery / Store location on McNeil in Oak Bay.

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#17 Amanday

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 10:10 PM

anyone tried the new menu? breakfast tacos and savoury crepes=yum!

#18 Doc Sage

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 07:18 AM

They also have a Bakery / Store location on McNeil in Oak Bay.


This bakery/store is operated by the original owner not involved in the Blanchard location anymore.

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#19 G-Man

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 07:28 AM

Original owner re bought downtown location 2 years ago.

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#20 Amanday

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 08:55 AM

You sure about that? I thought it was a young couple who also own the Balance yoga studio that owned it...or maybe they just manage it?

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