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Willie's Cafe & Bakery


Our Story

Willie’s Cafe & Bakery, founded in 1887, is British Columbia’s first bakery. Still operating at the original location, we have gained a reputation for our plentiful all day breakfasts and lunches. We make all our meals with local and organic ingredients including free-run eggs, freshly squeezed OJ (yes the real thing!) and organic fair trade coffee.

About Us

L. Wille - Founder of Willie's Cafe and Bakery

Outside Willie's

Willie's in the 19th C

Willie Sign

Scrumptious Since 1887


Since 1887

All Day Lunch Menu

Drinks Menu


Our Menu

Savour one of the city’s most expansive selection of Eggs Benedicts—from the classic to the exotic—served with our signature hollandaise sauce on freshly baked brioche. Or try our Buttermilk Pancakes, Banana Pecan French Toast or jumbo muffins for a delicious jumpstart to your day.

In August 2015, we also added several new items to our all day breakfast and lunch menu. Celebrate summer with one of our new Monte Cristo sandwiches, a mocha chocolate chip frappe, or our Soup, Salad, Bread combo served fresh in our garden patio.


Reviews and


Chatelaine Magazine

“Willie’s Bakery has been responsible for the delicious smell of bread wafting over the harbour since 1887. But the real attraction is its breakfast: brioche French toast, home-baked cornbread, maple farmer’s sausage and local free-run eggs served in a sunny courtyard, with rose bushes, a fountain and an outdoor fireplace.”

Best of Victoria 2012-2014

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Huffington Post BC

Victoria News

“From the antique wooden floors, old-style counters and interior brickwork, to the historic photos and early morning smell of fresh baked goods, visitors need not stretch their imagination to picture original baker Louis Wille pulling hot loaves out of a brick oven.”

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Willie's Cafe & Bakery