A Great Local Diner

Dropped in to TREES DINER & BAKERY in Errington this week for lunch. Had not been since the ownership changed some time ago. The diner looks better than I remember and still has their bakery goods on display including cakes, pies, sausage rolls and croissants, all of which looked really good.

The menu here is pretty standard diner fare. We ordered a BLT with Cole Slaw and a Turkey club with fries. Service was prompt and friendly and our food arrived quickly. Both sandwiches were very tasty and the BLT was loaded with crisp bacon. They bake their own bread, White, Whole Wheat, Mulitgrain, Sourdough, Cheese, Marble Rye or Gluten-Free 

We have it on good authority that the Hot Turkey Sandwich is a must try.  

We checked out the Breakfast menu which include 6 different Eggs Benedict. They sound good and We’ll be back soon to sample.  They serve Breakfast Wraps, Skillets and the usual Diner breakfast items. 

Trees Diner is at the corner of Highway 4A and Church Road across from the big COOP gas station on the way to Coombs. Open 7 days a week from 8 to 8. They do TAKE OUT too. 

Take a look at their menu here. https://www.treesrestaurantandbakery.com/menu

Just saying… 


I know, I know. I have  reported on several Taco serving restaurants recently. But there are more out there on Vancouver Island and they are good. 

In Victoria yesterday for my Grandson’s Grad Ceremony, I met with his family at ROMEOS in Broadmead Village for a pre ceremony bite. As it happens there were Fish Tacos on the menu and two of us ordered same. Three Tacos in the order served with some tortilla chips and Guacamole. Very delicious and nicely presented. Here they are. By the way the Calamari here is outstanding.

Today, on the way home we decided to catch the Brentwood/Mill Bay ferry and since we arrived at the terminal almost two hours early we headed immediately to the SEAHORSES Cafe right beside the ferry dock. They have a nice deck over the water and we we directed to a perfect table for two. Today’s special? TACOS! Chicken, Pulled Pork or Fish. 

Fish it was. Three Tacos served with a very spicy dipping sauce. Oh so good. Why does food seem to taste better outside? 

If you are in Brentwood you can’t go wrong at this joint. 

Check out the menu here. https://www.seahorsescafe.com/menu

Who has the best Fish Tacos? Tough question. All the Tacos we have tried have been really tasty. Apparently it’s Taco Time on the Island. 

Just saying… 


A recent trip to Victoria to see the play COME FROM AWAY included a dinner out at CAFE BRIO on Fort Street. CAFE BRIO is operated by the same couple who ran the very successful Herald Street Cafe for many years and they seem to have transferred their magic from Herald Street to Fort Street. 

CAFE BRIO is an upscale joint with an Italian influence. Almost all the menu items are available in full or half portions, a great option for those with smaller appetites or those who want to try multiple dishes. 

We chose two different half sized salad, both delicious. Sheila selected Spaghettini and I chose half orders of both Gnocchi and Seared Scallops. We enjoyed everything. We passed on dessert but we did enjoy slurping a very tasty bottle of Kettle Valley Pinot Grigio. It was cold, crisp and had a surprisingly beautiful colour almost like a rose. 

Our server, a young lady from PARKSVILLE was friendly, prompt and efficient. 

Cafe Brio has a street-side patio in front, a nice bar, and both tables and booths. Very much an Italian influenced decor. Only open for dinner Wednesday to Saturday. This is a very popular restaurant so reservations are a must. 

Here is their website. http://cafebrio.com

Just saying…