Willow Street Cafe

The place to gather with friends in Chemainus

Open daily from 8am – 5pm. Subscribe to our e-newsletter to stay in the loop about weekly performers and visit our tripadvisor page to write or read our reviews.

 Michelle and Phil Mavis, owners

Michelle and Phil Mavis, owners

Our Story

Phil and Michelle met in 1992 while working at Red Robin Victoria. Although they were pursuing different careers at the time, they discovered that they both shared a passion for good food and meeting people. They joked that one day they would get married and start their own restaurant somewhere. Little did they know that several years later, they would do just that!

Their dream turned into a reality July 15th 2006 when they purchased Willow Street Café. They have over 30 years combined experience in the food and beverage industry and their training has taken them as far away as Saint John, New Brunswick. 

Vancouver Island roots grew strong and brought them back home to finally settle in Chemainus, BC in October 2006. 

We look forward to meeting you whether you are a first time visitor to our café or a repeat guest. Some of our customers are pretty much considered family now (you know who you are)! 

Our Pledge

  • We make every effort to ensure that we provide the finest quality food with the best possible service at the most competitive prices.
  • We maintain extremely high standards for the products we purchase and we strive to provide the freshest products available.
  • We're building our reputation on unwavering principles and a commitment to absolute guest satisfaction.
  • We welcome your comments as this is how we become aware of and correct our mistakes.

That is our pledge to you. If there is any way we can serve you better, please don’t hesitate to let us know. Thank you for visiting our website. See you at the café!