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Drumroaster Coffee

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1400 Cowichan Bay Road, Cobble Hill, British Columbia V0R 1L3, Canada
(250) 743-5200
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 38
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Coffee!

Drumroaster Coffee makes really good special coffee, teas and goodies. The tables are a little crowded and it can get quite busy but it's a great place to meet a friend!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Carol796
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Cobble Hill, Canada
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Cobble Hill, Canada
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Drumroaster Coffee makes really good special coffee, teas and goodies. The tables are a little crowded and it can get quite busy but it's a great place to meet a friend!

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Thank Carol796
Metchosin, Canada
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh, yum! Coffee is incredible. Baked goods are very good. Orange coconut brioche or cinnamon buns are my faves.

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Thank NewleaphMelinda
Nanaimo, Canada
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259 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I live in Nanaimo but started a new sales position that will bring me to Cobble Hill every 3 wks .... Lucky me ;) Went in for 1st time today, beautiful 2% latte AND a fabulous delicious snack I couldn't resist - a buckwheat with fig cinnamon roll ( they call it a scone ) Not too sweet, the fig... More 

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Thank S_Leach
kenora
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Four of us met for coffee and muffins. Everything was very good. Drinks are served in over-sized cups, garnished with cute and clever designs created in the mocha and white foam The muffins are lunch-sized and delicious. Good coffeehouse atmosphere, pleasant place to chat, enjoy a newspaper or just people-watch.

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Thank freddie43Kenora
Vancouver Island, Canada
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Lots of locals and former residents stop here on their way up and down Island. The freshly roasted coffee and friendly atmosphere make it the go to spot to meet and greet. There a number of other beverage choices for non coffee drinkers; hot chocolate, a variety of teas and some "craft" sodas. The baking is made onsite and there... More 

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Thank CM J
Sunshine Coast BC
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We stopped in here recently on an afternoon drive between Nanaimo and Victoria. It is a large open light filled space and a very welcoming atmosphere. It was a bit late in the afternoon so we probably missed out on the good baking and while I did try a brioche it was not so very fresh at this late time... More 

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Thank Cucina58
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

This place is frequented by the locals. To the point that it is sometimes too loud. If you like a lively place to hang out where the coffee and baking is good then you'll like the place. Decor is plain. Coffee is roasted right next door. There is an interesting display of coffee equipment. They have a very nice offering... More 

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Thank Elaine B
Mill Bay, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

One of the best anywhere! They roast em, grind em and brew em. The roast factory behind the corner window is worth a look see. Their coffee is deliciously flavor full and distinctive. A great coffee experience stop.

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Thank aandbt
Victoria, Canada
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is my favorite place to stop for a tea latte or a coffee when driving between Victoria and Nanaimo. My mom swears by the brioche and I've really enjoyed every muffin I've tried there. The service is friendly and timely.

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Thank kayakerjo
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

These guys know their stuff! Coffee roasted on site and brewed to perfection every time and there is a great atmosphere for enjoying your visit. Try the brioche or one of the many other fresh treat options. They also sell top end brewing equipment - buy an Aero Press which makes amazing coffee and costs less then $50!!

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Thank AlanSanders62

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1400 Cowichan Bay Road, Cobble Hill, British Columbia V0R 1L3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cobble Hill
  • Phone Number: (250) 743-5200
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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