Curious Cafe & Bar Norcino
The Curious Café opened in November 2014 and is located in the heart of Kelowna's cultural district. Since then, The Curious has been serving both quality interpretations of classic dishes and daring new ventures into the uncharted territories of food.
The Curious interior, designed by proprietor Luigi Coccaro and designer Rhonda Lebedoff, reflects the hip sensibilities urban area's while also paying tribute to Kelowna's storied past. Adding to the mystique of the setting is the location's history, as it used to be a run-down tobacco shop, now transformed into a warm hang out.
The multi-room restaurant offers the choice to eat comfortably on the café side where one may watch the art of cooking as it occurs in the open-kitchen room or sit on the community table side where 16 beers flow from our rotating taps.
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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Bowl of fries, truffle aioli, truffle oil, parmigiano, green onions
Romaine heart, parmigiano reggiano, house dressing, fried capers, crostini, crispy prosciutto. Vegan Caeser Dressing Available
Mac N Cheese
Mac noodles, provolone, smoked cheddar, parmesan, topped with garlic bread crumbs
Perfect time to show up around 2pm on a Friday - excellent, fast service, chill environment, great music, AMAZING server! My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed!
Had an enjoyable Valentine's Day evening. The 5 course feature was excellent and the live entertainment was first class. Good vibe and great service. Highly recommend.
Always love having breakfast here. Thanks for a lovely meal and great service!
We were in the back room of The Curious and it was very quiet for a special date night. Our food was good. We shared the prosciutto pizza and truffle fries. The pizza was outstanding and the fries were only so-so. Our server was attentive and helpful. When we exited the back room the main dining room was much more lively. It had DJ and we probably would have stayed a little longer if we were sitting in there. We enjoyed our meal and will be going back.
Love this cool cafe! We were treated to great service, great food, and live music! We definitely recommend 👌
Was a little too loud for my liking for when you are talking. Was live music was a really good solo guitar singer though!
Pizza was yummy and I noticed that they do these bubble meals on the patio. Will try to do this potentially next time as this was my first time there I will go back.
Always good food and service. Clean bathrooms and lots of space ;)
I had the house made bagel with smoked salmon, creamed cheese and capers with an egg. It was heavenly. I was delightfully surprised by the pickled onions on my side of greens.
Horrible vegan taco’s.
It was a Pleasure to enjoy some Live Music Once Again!
It was Joshua Songs that brought us in today!!
Everything was great there. Food was tasty. Good value. Great Covid protocol. Enjoyable meal.
Good food, good service, good menu, good beer. Will be back
The curious is a great spot that I regularly visit. In this visit, I had 5 business associates visit from out of town, and wanted to have a great meal with great ambiance. Curious never lets me down!
Great food! Great service!
Second time coming, great atmosphere. Foods pretty good too and the draft selection. Entertained my Sales Team here, all was very good. However when asking server her background and what brought her to Kelowna as a friendly interaction, the server unfortunately told us she had Covid previously and had to recover before coming to Kelowna and she's been in town for 3 weeks. Good intentions, but probably not the best conversation piece, especially while handing over the credit card terminal.
Absolutely loved sitting out on the patio! Great brunch - really enjoyed everything we had.
It was perfect!! Food was delicious , beers were good. Our server was really sweet and did a great job.
I will be back!
Amazing food, super friendly staff. Highly recommend
Super place and amazing pizzas - they haven’t stopped trying just because of Covid / patio is really cozy - bravo!!
Very good food. Our server, Jordyn was excellent. She went out of her way to find something on the menu that I could eat because of my garlic allergy.
The restaurant took appropriate steps keep customers safe from COVID-19.
Good food, great service.
Both ordered pizza and wine it was unreal and the bill was reasonable . Can’t wait to come back ! The patio is also a nice little touch.
The food was amazing! The service was good. The atmosphere is great for both couples and families.
We loved the patio! Awesome service and really delicious food!
Great service, food was beyond expectations. Great local beers. Overall great experience. Would dine again for sure.
The restaurant was so good, I highly recommend their pizza’s and Caesar Salad!!! The service was great as well!!!
We had a table of 6 on the patio. Weather was perfect. Service was excellent and the food was very good. Some gluten free options but relatively limited for our celiac friend. Pizzas were great and the mac a cheese was amazing. Super rich. Highly recommend the lemon cheesecake. Light and lemony. Yum.
We chose to eat out back on their private patio. The food was great. We were able to relax and enjoy spending time with friends I hadn’t connected with in over 40 years 😲 - The service was great and we could hear each other talk which was so important.
We will return :)
Loved it super nice
Love the puppy friendly patio and friendly staff. Will definitely come back again.
Great place with really fun menu. Patio out back was a gem to find.
Wasn’t what we were expecting. Little pricey for what we got.
Place for young people, not a family restaurant. Very limited menu. staff almost seemed knew, nothing above and beyond by the staff. Mac n cheese was good, fries were good but over priced. Pizza was good almost wished it had something more, felt like something. Was missing. We will not be back.
The food was amazing.
The service was not very good. Took 40 mins to get our first glass of water.
Now, that being said. Our waitress was on her first day. But during a dinner “rush” being the only server, this in my opinion is managements fault on poor planning. The cooks had to start serving food to help her out while the bar tender didn’t do much to help and was a little dismissive when we asked about our waters or menus etc.
if they can fix the service glitch there food is TOTALLY worth it
Fantastic place, all our food order was excellent quality, taste and presentation. Very friendly and efficient service. Highly recommend! We will be back :)
Curious cafe has always been one of my favourite restaurants for breakfast lunch and dinner. I was happily surprised by the selection of non alcoholic drinks as I’m pregnant and was celebrating my 30th! Gin and tonics, Prosecco, pale ales and more all non alcocholic! Blew me away. So great guys! I will be coming back lots in my pregnancy and afterwards.
So happy to be able to eat out again. Our server was wonderful, very professional, joyful, and calm. Hand sanitizer readily available. Food was amazing. DJ was a terrific, energetic added touch; loved it!! Thanks so much. We will see you again soon.
It was busy and loud (ish) (not too loud) a great ambience for dining. (That how I know a place is good, if it's busy and lively)
Curious Cafe & Bar Norcino offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (778) 484-0490.
Curious Cafe & Bar Norcino is rated 4.5 stars by 123 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.