Located in the rural community of Shirley on Highway #14 about a 20 minute drive west of Sooke, you will discover Shirley Delicious.
It will be without a doubt one of your culinary highlights of your Vancouver Island journey and an experience you will be eager to share with your friends and neighbours.
What to expect:
As you walk in the front door, the first thing you’ll see is a display case filled with tasty looking baked goods. The beverage and sandwich menus are posted on chalkboards. After placing your order at the counter take a sit at ones of the indoor tables, discreetly divided off by rustic willow and bamboo dividers, or head off to the pretty outdoor garden areas.
The wide range of made-from-scratch delectables on offer at Shirley Delicious is impressive. There are several panini sandwiches with mostly-unpronounceable names available, along with delicious baked goods. There are also items catering to those who prefer raw, gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan options.
The great, cheerful service, the warm, funky ambiance and the excellent food at very reasonable prices would have left us in a happy enough state of mind, But the added bonus of such innovative flavour combinations (Egglant? Leeks? In the middle of nowhere???) was a delightful surprise that, in our minds, really puts Shirley Delicious over the top. Nice to see, and delightful on the palate.
Shirley Delicious doesn’t have a website, but you can find out more about their hours and their food on their Facebook page
Pull in off the highway to get your coffee and pastry for your afternoon hike or make it a destination for your breakfast or lunch. Have a look at the photo to see the menu.