Willie's Bakery & Cafe'
Willie’s Bakery, which was founded in 1887 at 537 Johnson Street, is British Columbia's oldest bakery. At one time the bakery baked over 32 different varieties of bread and produced over 500 loaves of bread daily. The original granite slabs remain outside the Bakery as well as panels of bluish glass cubes that were inserted in the sidewalk to allow light in to the basement.
We continue to bake at our Johnson Street location where we also produce products for our Museum Café which is located beside the gift shop in the Royal BC Museum, and for the Royal Café kiosk which is located outside of the main
entrance to the Museum. Wholesale products are available to other food institutions.
On Johnson Street we serve full breakfasts and lunches daily. We strive to make all our meals with local and organic ingredients. At the Museum Café we offer home-made soups, panini ‘s and a large assortment of made-to-order sandwiches. Our complete menu selection can be found on our website at www.WilliesBakery.com. Catering requests are welcome.
During the summer months we open the courtyard at Willies on Johnson. This is a popular place for our guests to sit while enjoying the warmth of the sun. Here you can sip a glass of wine while enjoying a meal amongst the rose bushes, fountain, flowers and birds. For those cooler days we have an outside fireplace and heaters to keep you warm. Our enclosed and heated patio on Johnson is always open and is a great place to sit and relax even during the winter months.
Both the patio and courtyard are available for special occasions such as weddings, receptions, private parties and business meetings.
Located above Willies on Johnson are the Isabella Guest Suites ~ two private, richly appointed guest rooms with full amenities. They were the original Wille family residence and still retain much of the 1800’s character.
Willie’s is aware of the tradition and history that it represents and we look forward to providing our customers with a memorable experience.
As with our menu’s, information and photos of Willie’s Bakery & Café, The Museum Café and Isabella's Guest Suites can be found on our website.