This 10-seat diner with a small table and chairs on the sidewalk out front is the latest outpost of Chiarelli's Cheese Shop and Delicatessen, two doors down Foul Bay Road. Chef Anna Hunt, a veteran of several of Victoria's high-end kitchens, heads a blue-collar diner that offers breakfast and lunch items like homemade muffins, granola, yogurt, soup (made daily), and sandwiches. A pear-and-brie sandwich with caramelized onion, arugula pesto, and local greens, and an amazing peanut butter, pear, bacon jam, and gouda cheese sandwich are two standouts on an ever-changing menu that's based on seasonal ingredients. A silent television above the bar plays old Crazy Kat and Buster Keaton films to a taped soundtrack of Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and Blue Rodeo. The place may be tiny, but it's a real gem.
Chiarelli's & Co.
2863 Foul Bay Road
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Wed-Sun 8am-3pm Transportation Bus: 2, 15 Phone 250/598-4794 Prices Entrees $8-$13 Cuisine Type North American Web site Chiarelli's & Co.
Map2863 Foul Bay Road Victoria
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