Sally Bun is a funky, cozy cafe located on Antique Row. Enjoy one of their fresh, homemade menu items such as made-to- order salads, sandwiches, soups and the famous "Sally Bun" which is a tasty treat with creative sweet or savoury fillings.
Nothing special deserving of too much praise. The cinnamon buns were okay, baked fresh and tasty. A bit too much sugar though for my liking. The coffee I had with the bun was just okay as well, tasted a bit stale, but not a big deal. Overall, decent place if you're looking for a quick snack on the go.
We had a late lunch here on Tuesday, May 26th. The staff welcomed us, explained the buns and patiently waited for us to decide what to order. We had delicious bowls of homemade chicken soup with lots of chicken in it then ordered a pepperoni cheese bun and a pastrami/cheese stuffed bun. Both were good. There were probably more bun varieties earlier in the day. And we will try a salad another day. We were told about the garden in the back and ate outside in the sheltered area. Leaving we smelled the cinnamom buns just being taken out of the oven and couldn't resist! Good choice. Very tasty and not too sweet. We will return.
Sally Bun is a friendly, unique little place hidden on Fort Street. The buns are great, and I always try to get there before noon because the burgers go fast. There are usually tasty little samples of baked goods available on the counter. The garden is a great place to eat, especially on a warm summer day.
Oh Sally Bun, I used to love you. But twice now you have refused to sell me a large salad "to go" because you ran out of large containers. How hard is it to make a large salad and divide it equally between two small ones? Not only that, but whereas I used to crave your fresh salad with the basil vinaigrette, lately it has tasted - well - like you've cheaped out on the ingredients. Could it be the fact that you gave me parmesan instead of feta? No - that can't be it, I love parmesan too. Just not the parmesan you served me. And those olives? You just opened up a can of low quality sliced black olives and dumped them in my salad? Disappointment.
I admit it...I am a Sally Bun junkie. Whenever I travel to Victoria, I always make a point of stopping in for my 'fix'! I have brought many a friend there and now they are all hooked. I gotta tell you... their salads are nothing like any salad I have ever had . You can choose what you want in them and they make their own dressings and they are to die for! They should not be called salads... they should be called an 'event'.
Their buns are amazing... they make them there and the flavour is absolutely heavenly. They have stuff baked inside and again, you can choose what you want. I had a smoked salmon and cream cheese one the other day and oh my... soooooo good!
It is a family-run place and so very friendly. You always feel welcome there. Now that the weather is nice, they have their garden spot open out back... such a lovely place to eat! YUM!! But consider yourself warned...you will be hooked!
Whether you drop in for a morning cinnamon bun, still steaming from the oven or if you come in for a sit down lunch, the Sally Bun has much to offer. In the middle of the famous Antique Row in the 1000 block of Fort Street. Todd, co-owner with his wife Cindy, creates the remarkable Sally Bun, a closed, baked sandwich that may contain anything from scrambled egg and cheddar, to roast beef, roasted pepper, and pickle. Cindy makes two freshly made soups every day, a constant favorite being chicken veg with the other choice changing daily. There is a giant salad board from which you can choose one or many crisp and fresh ingredients stacked high on a bed of lettuce or spinach . Salad dressings are lively and home made as well.. Wilted greens do not exist in this establishment. To top all this off there are king sized chocolate chip cookies, brownies, and a special chocolate bun appears regularly.. The restaurant has a secret garden at the back where amidst tall trees and bushes you can quietly enjoy this Victoria jewel.