355 4th St, Courtenay
(250) 334-2071

Recent Reviews


The food was fresh had salmon benny portion of salmon very small for the price and not a fan of pickeled salmon. Home fries were really nice red shin potatoes. The piece of cantaloupe was not ripe you could have put something else that is ripe. My wife had mushrooms on Toast said it was really good. The place is very noisy hard to have a conversation. Service was good and friendly. We will be back and I will try something different. All in all a good place to eat.

Allison Y.

This might be my favorite customer service I have ever experienced in my life. It's not that everything was smooth and efficient; it was more about the attitude and personalities of the wonderful people who served me. I am blown away by how genuine the staff here are! And the food is fantastic too, so that doesn't hurt ;) I was traveling solo to Courtenay last week, and Off Main had popped up in my search as a nice spot for a late brunch/lunch. When I went, I had to wait for about 10-15 minutes, and then I was seated at the same time as this retired couple by the window. It turns out they were regulars at this restaurant, which gave me confidence about how good the food would be--after all, who would be a regular at a horrible food establishment? I ordered a half size chicken and waffles. Super crispy chicken, silky hollandaise, and excellent house made hot sauce. Though the order took a long time to make (super busy day!), my server offered me a drink on the house to apologize. And throughout the meal, I got to chat with the couple seated next to me, which was also so lovely. After they left, one of the servers told me that they had paid for my meal. What an incredibly kind act. I left a thank you note with the staff, in hopes they will get it next time they're back. My server also hand wrote me a list of local recommendations for places to go and where to eat around there. Wow. Just good vibes all around. I can't wait to go back the next time I'm on the island.

Matt S.

Best breakfast in Courtenay hands down. The staff are so nice which makes the atmosphere great to enjoy the food. Specials are always on pint and worth a try. Great Caesars, always a must when I visit!

Ula @avibrantmind

Delicious food and friendly service! They made sure my meal was dairy free, and had vegetarian options. Portions were good and the coffee kept coming. Music was fun and the atmosphere was lively. Will be back!

Kay Lois

My boyfriend and I searched for the best breakfast in town, and we found it! We each got a Benny. I got the ham Benny but added bacon (no need, their ham is this huge thick beautiful piece of ham) my bf got the pork belly Benny. Both were ridiculously good.The staff all had such a happy fun vibe, very welcoming. The restaurant has a laid back hipster vibe.Awesome fresh, home made grade food.


Food is really good. Service was really slow. Music is way to loud!! Hard to speak to whom you sit with

Elizabeth Roy StJean

Great food and great service!!


A very nice man with a great sense of humor paid for our breakfasts (thank you!!) The food was good, but I prefer shredded hash browns. They did not offer fresh fruit but I had the sweet and sour grilled Brussels Sprouts- they were good, with my poached eggs on top. The place is exceptionally noisy too - but an obvious favorite for the locals!

Chez Vous Artisan Foods, Black Creek, BC

Best brunch place and more. These folks make you feel welcome. service is top knotch matched by an eclectic menu that is always delightful. amazing local ingredients. farm to table. scratch made. thank you for being here

Alison Emily Hamilton

The food here is incredible, the service is next level and I'm so grateful an awesome establishment like this exists in this town!! If you havent been GO NOW!!! well worth it!

Mimi So

Hands down the best brunch cafe in Courtenay and Comox. Seriously if this restaurant was in downtown Vancouver there would be lines consistently out the door, the food is that good. Love their Cesar, nice a muddy, they add horse radish that add a nice kick! The chicken and waffles was juice and delicious. Loved the prawn Benny it was divine!

Gary Gallinger

Very good food, reasonably priced.

James B.

Those of you that know me know i dont often recomend any places, but this was just to good an experience not share. We had the pleasure of dinning at Off Main today. The service was attentive, friendly and very personable. We had a special coffee each and my wife had a Mimosa, all three where very well done and well presented. the real star how ever was the food. I had the chicken and waffle eggs benny. It was the most amazing twist on this dish. The eggs where perfect, the hollandaise was seasoned and there was enough to make the waffle outstanding on its own, however the perfectly battered chicken was like nothing i have ever tasted. With just the right amount of cayenne to tickle your taste buds. I say this with no hesitation that this was the best breakfast i have had in many years. My wife had the prawn benny and she too could not stop raving on the flavour, the prawns where cooked perfectly in the white wine and butter sauce that melded with the perfect poached eggs an diced bok choy. she too said it was the best prawns she has ever had. if you have a chance to check them out you will not be disappointed.

Nicole L.

This was a toss up between a 3 or 4. I can't say I was blown away by my eggs and bacon which were simultaneously over and under done but my husband was raving about his chicken and waffles egg Benny and it did look exceptionally good. He had roasted brusell sprouts as a side which he said were the best he's ever had. They make their own hot sauce, jam and marmalade. They have a few little tables outside where we sat. Service was excellent and the servers were super nice but it took awhile for the food to appear.

Allen Castromayor

Great little place with good food and good music. Came for breakfast and they were playing 90's hip-hop (the good early 90s stuff). Had the breakfast sandwich special and a coffee and when I finish my meal, I didn't feel rushed out like some places. I got to sit, read the news, have some coffee while listening to Queen Latifah and LL Cool J tracks.Oh yeah, the food was good and they should bottle whatever that special sauce was on the sandwich. It made the meal.Would recommend.

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