Enjoy the warm ambiance for special occasions and family-style dining at the Cow Cafe West Coast Grill, overlooking the beautiful Cowichan Bay. Right on the water’s edge, the restaurant boasts breathtaking views of Mt. Tzouhalem, colourful float homes and boat docks, along with delectable locally-sourced modern comfort West Coast cuisine. Enjoy a brimming plate of fresh mussels and prawns, sample the vast array of choices on the menu, and sip on any of the local craft brews on tap. They carry a nice selection of The Valley’s wines and fun cocktails like the beer candied caesar.
Like we did, try the best seafood chowder in town—their Maple Bacon Seafood Chowder—award-winning now three years in a row; the second course the succulent Surf & Surf of sauteed mussels, pacific tiger prawns, roasted garlic cream, parmesan, and garlic herb focaccia! For your entree, enjoy the Basil & Cashew Encrusted Halibut and finish with the Caramel Apple Bread Pudding, or the Gluten Free Salted Caramel Brownie Sundae.
A restaurant in Cowichan Bay for many years, owners Matt & Jenn Heyne took it over in 2012 and re-branded as Cow Cafe West Coast Grill. Owner Matt & Head Chef, along with his entire team are locally born and raised islanders who have always had a passion for food. Wife and co-owner Jenn manages the front-of-house with her lovely team of servers, always ready to make your experience warm and memorable.
Hitting close to home, “Almost Free” Magazine’s Publisher Elissa Bergman has a standing date there annually whenever her parents come to visit, at the same patio table each time. The Surf & Surf, Coastal Crab Dip, and Albacore Tuna Tataki, wins the order each time with local wine, craft beer, and a gin Caesar.
Cow Cafe has something for everyone. Come dine with Cow Cafe West Coast Grill for your chance to win culinary prizes and local getaways through the magazine’s 3rd Annual “Dine Around the World in 80 Days” – see page 2 of the February/March issue for details.