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Drum Roaster Coffee

1400 Cowichan Bay Road, Cobble Hill, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 11 restaurants in Cobble Hill
Cuisines: Bakery
Description: Roasting facility, Bakery
Restaurant details
Description: Roasting facility, Bakery
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English first
Cobble Hill, BC, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Drum roaster really knows how to roast a lovely bean and then turn it into a nice cuppa. The home made baked goods and sandwiches are also very nice. They've got a nice little area to sit down with your friends inside or out.

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Victoria, BC
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88 reviews 88 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

We decided to try it after a colleague visiting from Toronto had to make a special trip to the Drum Roaster after he read a coffee blogger's recommendation. We had never heard of it prior. Definitely worth the drive from Victoria. We ended up sitting and sipping for a couple of hours enjoying the coffee and the wifi. A great... More

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Great coffee but the owner needs to value customers. I did not appreciate being spoken to in such a rude manner. There are lots of other coffee shops on the way to Victoria where the staff treats you with respect.I won't be back to Drumroasters!

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Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

If you like great tasting coffee (not that burnt stuff that certain well known franchises do) you'll love the drumroaster. Friendly staff, great coffee!

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Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Great coffee, and brioches and wonderful atmosphere and a great place to run into all your friends. They offer soup and sandwiches for lunch and sell coffee and espresso makers and Gar and Pat are very knowledgeable.

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Victoria
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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Geir and his family opened drum roaster a few years back. They ARE coffee people. More importantly they ARE customer service people. The coffee here is roasted on premises and among the best coffees you will drink in BC. The brioches fresh from the oven every morning are to die for. But what really makes it is the people. They... More

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Victoria, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

We never pass Drumroaster on our trips to Gabriola without stopping. They have the best coffee in the west. They have great casual food as well, but our favourite are the brioche. If you are able to get there in the morning order my favourite orange coconut brioche or a cinamon brioche - out of this world.

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vancouver
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145 reviews 145 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

You think you are in Italy! Perfect coffee with beans roasted at Drumroaster. Bakes everything there and prepares all pastries, sandwiches and soups at Drumroaster. Clean inside and outside patio. Friendly staff. Great teas, sells top of the line Italian coffee makers and grinders. Baristas are great drink makers and artists when you have a coffee drink with milk.

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Cobble Hill, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

excellent coffee and friendly quick service. Carson knows what drink IO like and makes it the right way. Try some of the spelt bars there are delicious or a salami sandwich.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This cafe has the best coffee in the valley. The passion for doing it right shines through every sip. Specialty coffees roasted on the premises and a good array of delicious snacks too.

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