We love the atmosphere in this place. The outside terrace is a bit noisy but thats because its on Yates Street. The service was a bit slow but efficient. We did enjoy the food a bit more than another competitive Italian restaurant just across the street and down the alley (wont mention any names). Fiamos seemed to be a bit more authentic. The food could use a bit of work to bring out that real Italian flavour but all in all it made for a nice meal and a nice evening with my significant other.
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Best eggs benny's in Victoria and best overall all day breakfast
Submitted Friday, July 8, 2011 - 3:35pm [Dine in]
My wife and myself are great eggs benny's fan. We have eaten at literally every restaurant, cafe, bistro and you name it in Victoria (as well as many in the US and Europe) and have yet to find as good as a selection as those served at Willies (think the have 6 or 7 kinds) and none as tasty as those we eat at Willies. For those of you that like the tradition American version of benny's on a Engish muffin forget it. I was pleasantly please to see this wasnt the case at Willies. Theirs are served on house baked brioche and they even had one on their in house corn bread. Delicious! The eggs are free run and were poached to our liking. The hollandaise was obviously prepared in the kitchen and was not a purchased product which seems to be the case everywhere we have tried benny's in Victoria. In all it was outstanding. I have tried the French toast at Willies before and it too was amazing and the bread was the brioche. I am really addicted to this place. Love the food, love the decor (the outside patio is a gem to sit in in the summer) and the staff is great. The food can be a bit slow when there are line ups at the door but when it comes out its worth the wait. We are also so happy to see that Willies has now gone to an all day breakfast. Smart on their part and a great for their customers. We will be back... and back.. and back. Yummy!
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