On a somewhat rough but slowly gentrifying block near downtown, Relish is a relaxed breakfast and lunch spot with locally roasted coffee and a wall-sized blackboard menu of soups, salads, and sandwiches that feature local ingredients. In 2013 its crispy smoked chicken was chosen dish of the year by Victoria's EAT Magazine, the city's food journal that also named the diner its best place for lunch. Relish is a good value with casual, upbeat service; try the five-spiced pork sandwich with apple slaw, the homemade bacon breakfast sandwich, or a bowl of steaming potato-leek soup.