Cabin 12 is an all day breakfast and lunch joint. Walking in, you're greeted by a 40 year old cabinet record player that they actually use for their music on slower afternoons. The walls are bright, colorful and filled with the works of different local artists. The menu is fun to read and made up of standard breakfast and lunch fare. The concept is that simple food should be the easiest to do perfectly every time.
My husband & I just had breakfast there. We both really enjoyed our meals (me: Eggs Benedict Shambala - grilled tomatoes, spinach & feta, Him: Breakfast Clubhouse), coffee was great, service excellent, On a very hot day, really appreciated getting ice cold water immediately without asking before the coffee arrived soon after. The books, games, art and some of the furniture encourage you to stay as long as you like.
Will definitely go back.
I stumbled into Cabin 12 by chance and was impressed by what I found. The food was typical breakfast fare; decent and tasty but nothing unusual. The decor was similar to that of your average coffee shop - trendy yet homey. Prices were about the same as other breakfast eateries in Victoria: $8 to $10 for a meal, plus a couple of bucks for coffee.
What struck me the most about Cabin 12 was that the wait staff were extremely outgoing and attentive. They made the place stand out in my mind. I will definitely return to Cabin 12.
Not great, but not bad, either. Really just a standard all-day breakfast joint. I enjoyed the friendly staff, who told me all about the restaurant's brief history. The food was okay, but too expensive for what it is. Had a very Floyd's feel to the place. I would go back, not for the food, but for the service.
i don't dine out often, but on my way to work i came across this cute little diner-style restaurant and i was instantly drawn in. the service was excellent, and so was the food! there was so much positive energy flowing through it, i couldn't help but leave with a huge smile on my face. all i can say is that i'll definitely be coming back. :)
The food is sort of middle of the road in terms of breakfast items. Nothing to really write home about but it's right on par with all of the other breakfast joints in town. The service is amazing though, everyone is very friendly and the staff seem to really enjoy their work. Prices are right and the atmosphere is really relaxed and casual; a little bit better than the busy environment of some of the other places. It's a pretty solid choice for breakfast.
I have been to Cabin 12 on several occasions and have had a few of the dishes. The food is average and compares to many other breakfast joints in Victoria. The waiters have always been quite friendly, but the food often is slow to come to the table. The food is also VERY salty, to the point of almost being too salty to eat. Aside from the salt, the food is decent and I would probably eat there again. Atmosphere is a bit eclectic, but the place feels a bit "dirty" or "grimey" to me. All in all it's mediocre food and mediocre service but its cheap and worth a visit.
I think the title pretty much says it all. Good coffee, and their attentive servers will keep it full for you. Nice big space - and they keep it nice and cozy on cold days. A real plus to that is that when the cold weather comes and someone opens the door from outside, the whole place doesn't get chilled (like at Blue Fox and other smaller rooms). They have reading material, including books on various subjects - for those that like to read while dining. Nice space between tables so you're never feeling cramped or a part of someone else's conversation.
The food - very tasty. They make a very nice salad. Breakfasts are wonderful. Burgers are, in my opinion, superb and stand up to anything else in the city. Sandwiches are excellent as well.
One downside. And it's a big one because it could really offend clients. They have at times displayed concert posters that are in full view of diners - one had the title "lesbian fistf*ck". Although some may find humorous and most customers wouldn't blink an eye - I would be horrified to bring my parents or children here to have them see this.
Just a suggestion - but when a business is doing their absolute best, they cannot afford to give customers any reason to be offended.
Otherwise, this is a really good spot to dine and I hope they succeed.
Every time I find myself standing in line at one of the many overcrowded and over-hyped breakfast joints in Victoria, I am amazed that someone doesn't figure out that the market is there for an affordable greasy spoon without pretension. Cabin 12 is exactly that. Good service from people who actually enjoy their jobs and a funky decor that isn't trying too hard to be funky. I walked in to Janice Joplin played on lp and enjoyed Dylan and others while enjoying my meal. I couldn't decide between breakfast or lunch so I ordered the "El Jefe" fried egg sandwich which is apparently made differently every time. It was simple and delicious and the price was right. I usually don't give 5 stars unless my expectations are exceeded by some margin and I fully back up the 5 star rating on the service and value. It was simple, friendly, cheap, fast and good, 'nuff said.
My boyfriend and I were in town for easter weekend and happened to wander into this little breakfast place, not knowing they were brand new. They have a fun, relaxed atmosphere and our food was great- the eggs benny I had were fantastic! They make no pretensions about being brand new (ie: the menus are still printed on paper), but there is a lot of energy and excitement in this place and I think their quality of food and service will carry them on to be a successful breakfast/lunch restaurant. Wish we lived in Victoria to see this place grow. good luck guys!
We stumbled into this restaurant on what turned out to be their second day. It's pretty cool. The staff are clearly new, but seem to be enjoying themselves a lot, and while there was a bit of confusion with the order, our meals came out quickly and tasted great. I had a Steak and Eggs and my Girlfriend had the Back Bacon Benny. Both were awesome!
Hit up this place because of a Groupon deal - $10 for $20 worth of food - and I have to say that without the discount I might not be tempted to return. The staff was incredibly friendly and very attentive, almost too attentive for my taste. I expect to be asked once if the food is satisfactory and if I'd like anything more, not five times in the space of 30 minutes. However, this also meant coffee refills were prompt, which was good as we were both on the verge of falling asleep. Contrary to expectations, the atmosphere wasn't too weird or pretentious (more hippie than hipster) which was a huge plus, but the food was only passable, and the coffee wasn't anything special. I have a rule that if I can cook the dish I order better than the restaurant chef I don't return, and sadly this was the case for "The Canadian" (read: typical eggs benedict). Hollandaise was too tart, and the eggs ordered medium but came out soft anyway. I took a friend for two mains and two coffees the total was $29. I would not have been happy to pay that much for what we recieved, considering I've had better food at a similar price from MoLe just a block down the street.
Aside from the nice staff, there's not much more to this place than an average greasy spoon. Not worth it unless you also bought that Groupon.