Take advantage of West Coast freshness at these restaurants and cafes. The inlet is full of fishermen and foragers who love to seek out local ingredients. Here’s a list of places to eat in Ucluelet.

1. Pluvio

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Pop into Pluvio for an intimate open-kitchen dining experience. The restaurant boasts a wild and seasonal menu with items foraged right from the Ucluelet forests and coastline. Share a plate of Crispy Duck Crepes and pair it with one of Pluvio’s creative cocktails.

2. The Blue Room Bistro

Located right on Main Street, The Blue Room serves breakfast all day. Get the Ukee-Ranian Breakfast, which includes four perogies, two eggs, hash browns and your choice of sausage, ham or bacon. You won’t need to eat again until dinner. Enjoy your meal with crystal-clear views of the ocean and a signature Caesar.

3. Heartwood Kitchen

Come and eat the Short Rib Benny for brunch at Heartwood Kitchen. This seven-ounce Benny comes with short ribs, bacon, onion jelly, hollandaise and a side of fruit. Peek outside and you may see deer chowing on their own meal under the Heartwood sign.

4. Gray Whale Deli

Serving Ucluelet since 1985, the Gray Whale Deli has local cheeses, meats, baked goods, ice cream and more. They even have vegan and gluten-free options. Come and eat the fresh baked goods made from old family recipes.

5. Zoë’s Bakery and Cafe

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Local and sustainable are at the forefront of Zoe’s philosophy and you’re guaranteed quality in both her sweet and savoury treats, which can include soups, cinnamon buns, granola and cakes. Stop in and grab a daily sandwich and a coffee then take a walk along the Ucluelet inlet.

6. Fetch Restaurant at Black Rock Resort

This restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and has uninterrupted views of the forest and Pacific Ocean. Get the pan seared local halibut and prawns and pair it with a house-made cocktail.

7. Yayu Cafe

Go to Yayu Cafe for a feel-good dining experience. This plant-based cafe was built out of love for the owner’s late mother. When you order something from this menu, you know it’s going to be sustainable, organic and tasty. Try the Brekky Bowl with a Chaga Chai tea.