Cafes and Restaurants

Many of Cortes’s restaurants are closed for winter. But some are open! Please see below, and call the restaurant before you make any plans for dinner! You can also have a snack in local stores – Gorge Harbour Marina, Cortes Market, Cove General Store and Cortes Natural Food Co-op.

Cortes Natural Food Co-op Cafe

Cortes Natural Food Co-op Cafe Cortes Island Restaurant

Located at 800 Sutil Point Road, the Cortes Natural Food Co-op features a bakery that creates fresh pastries and breads six days a week. The Co-op also operates a Cafe and Espresso Bar with a breakfast and lunch menu. When the cafe is closed, baked goods can be purchased in the Co-op store.

Contact: 250-935-8577 (Co-op Store); 250-935-6505 (Co-op Cafe)

Store Hours:
9:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday through Saturday; 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Sunday

Cafe and Espresso Bar Hours:

Fall/winter hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Wednesday and Friday

Summer hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday; 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Sunday (brunch)

Hours are subject to change; please contact the Co-op to confirm hours of operation.

Cove Restaurant

Cove Restaurant Squirrel Cove Cortes Island

The location of The Cove Restaurant is one of the most spectacular you’ll find anywhere. It is right at water level and looks over Desolation Sound. From the large patio, you can watch tug boats plough the waters, children play on the beach and eagles overhead. If the day is chilly, you can sit inside and watch the tides turn.

The menu is based on local seafood, meats and fresh vegetables. Everything is homemade. We offer a full selection of lunch and dinner appetizers and entrees. The desserts are all made on premises. From scratch. The Cove is licensed to serve alcohol and has a full bar, so you can enjoy a bottle of wine with your meal or a glass of draft beer with your appetizer. We can accommodate large groups and children are always welcome. You will be delighted with the choices of expertly prepared food from the chef and his staff.

Contact: 250-935-6350

Open for lunch and dinner daily (May 11th through Labour Day)
Closed for winter

Floathouse Restaurant

Floathouse Restaurant Gorge Harbour Cortes Island

The Floathouse Restaurant (located at Gorge Harbour Marina on Hunt Road) features delicious food and an exquisite waterfront location. The Floathouse is fully licensed and offers fresh seafood and Westcoast cuisine. Our restaurant is recognized for an outstanding menu created by our head chef Mark Ferguson. With attention to pride and consistency, Mark and his team use fresh local produce from the land and the sea. Mark also offers a variety of favourites for lunch, including his famous Fish and Chips, Oyster Burger, and more!

The Floathouse also offers catering during non-summer months, when few Cortes restaurants are open. Please contact the Floathouse for more information.

Contact: 250-935-6433 (Extension 2)

Seasonal and subject to change. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week June through August. Please contact the Floathouse for more information.

Winter Hours:
Friday and Saturday, 5pm-8:30pm
Sunday, 10-2, for brunch
Do not forget to make a reservation.

Hollyhock Restaurant

Hollyhock Restaurant Cortes Island

Ethnically-inspired, organic, vegetarian meals are served on our ocean-view sun deck daily. Enjoy the colours of the sunset while treating your palate to wonderful food, fresh from our garden. All meals include fresh ground organic coffee, teas and juices, toast bar and fresh fruits in season.

Contact: 250-935-6576

Seasonal and subject to change. Please contact Hollyhock for more information.

Flying Squirrel Takeout


The Flying Squirrel at Squirrel Cove (we are tucked behind the Laundromat, and across from the Garden Centre) offers an affordable take-out menu that features: burgers, hotdogs, pizza, bannock, falafel, and much more. Enjoy your meal at our picnic tables, down on the beach, or take it back home to enjoy.

Open 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM daily (May through Labour Day)
Closed for winter

Cortes Market and Market Takeout

Cortes Market Takeout Cortes Island
A deli and coffee bar inside the Market offers sausage rolls, quiche, and other baked treats, as well as lattes, cappuccinos, and espressos.
Opening hours are the same as the store, and it is open all winter!
Contact: 250-935-6626

Summer hours are 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily

Fall/Winter hours are 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Saturday; 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Sunday

The Market Take-Out offers “fast food” from a small building in the Cortes Market parking lot. The popular Take-Out features burgers, fish and chips, fries, and ice cream.

Open daily throughout the summer
Closed for winter

Lloyd’s Family Seasonal Takeout – we regret to inform that the takeout will not be open in 2017

Waiting in the ferry line – visit Lloyd’s Family Take-out for tea or coffee, baked goods or a snack.

Open 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily (May through Labour Day)
May&June: Monday to Friday
July, August, September (until Sept. 13): Monday to Saturday
Closed for winter





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