Delicious home cooked breakfasts, and enjoyable conversations around the B&B breakfast table have been the center-piece of the B&B experience.
Things have changed with not everyone being equally comfortable sharing a meal at the same table.
If you're comfortable sharing a breakfast table with other guests at one sitting at 8:45 am then you have the option to select the "Hot Breakfast Traditional B&B Common Table 8:45 am" option ONLY at time of booking.
To help us plan meals and mitigate food waste you will need to select this option at time of booking. It cannot be added afterwards.
Cost is +20% of your reservation. (If we make an exception for an OTA, or #bookdirect reservation after the booking the "add on" price is $25.00 (+taxes) per person per day.)
Paying for breakfast does not mean you're choosing from a menu. In tradtional BnB breakfast style we will cook random breakfasts each day; we do not repeat any one breakfast during your stay.
This option presents itself at time of booking.
This option is NOT available for our Budget small signle room
Delicious home-cooked breakfasts are prepared and served by reservation each morning at 8:45 am in our West Coast professional kitchen for our B&B guests.
Breakfast is served in our oceanfront dining room, or, weather permitting, on our waterfront deck. Swans, King Fishers, Great Blue Herons, Bufflehead ducks and many other birds regularly "join us" for breakfast in full view just 50 feet from our breakfast table.
Breakfast at most B&B's is unlike any experience you will have at a hotel. Even with offerings of free breakfasts this cannot begin to compare with a the B&B breakfast experience.
Aside from the obvious in that a B&B breakfast is often superior in selection, quality and presentation it is the very experience itself which is unique and often memorable.
When is the last time you pulled up a chair at someone else's breakfast table? Here you will meet fellow guests from virtually every part of the world. It is common to hear hours of laughter and good conversation while guests share travel stories at the breakfast table. Guests who meet one another as strangers exchange addresses and emails with one another time and again in friendship and camaraderie.
No one leaves our table hungry. In fact we feel complimented when our guests ask for seconds. The only complaint we ever receive is, "Oh I ate too much." :-)
The menu varies according to the season and the whim of the hosts. We always begin with fresh fruit, freshly brewed premium coffee, a wide range of teas, and orange juice. Yogurts and fresh baked goods often compliment the breakfast table.
You'll never have the same breakfast twice. So far our record is 15 different consecutively served breakfasts. Some of our favourite dishes include fresh strawberry crepes, and blueberry pancakes served with real Canadian Maple syrup, fresh fruit soufflés, Belgian waffles with fresh berries and/or ice cream, smoked salmon quiche, baked apple French toast, eggs benedict, and much more.
Fields of blackberries are just up the street. Some of our guests come back year after year with empty pails to pick blackberries in August. Strawberries, blueberries, Saskatoon berries, raspberries and many other fresh fruit is also plentiful right here on Vancouver Island. We use them whenever they are available in our breakfasts.
Farm fresh free range eggs are supplied to us by our neighbour who raises free range chickens.
Each of our new rooms are equipped with kitchenettes - microwave, fridge, sink, toaster, coffee-maker - for your added convenience.
The family owned and operated Royal Bay Bakery and delicatessen is located at the top of the hill at 3337 Metchosin Road, telephone: 250-478-3717.