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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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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The best stop for coffee and a treat between Victoria and Nanaimo

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

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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Cobble Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

For several years now, Drumroaster has provided not just excellent coffee but also a meeting place at Valleyview where friends gather daily to chat, perhaps discuss business with a client, or just sit quietly and read the newspaper. Ask any local where to go to have a coffee - there are other choices, but none more popular than Drumroaster.

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Cobble Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Inside and outside, Drumroaster always has a buzz going. It's the pleasant buzz of people meeting friends in a pleasant atmosphere. Best coffee around for my money.

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Cobble Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

"The" place for coffee in the Cowichan Valley. Rustic and yet nouveau all in one. Great coffee and goodies from the bakery too. Perfect place for groups to meet or solo to sit and read a book.

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Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

If you are a connoisseur of coffee, this is a must stop. They roast their own brew and locals like us make it a regular stop. There are some options for breakfast and lunch, vegetarian, gluten-free available. It is quiet enough to concentrate on a project or meet with a client. Great place to catch up with a friend too.... More 

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Cobble Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Just returned home from a 5 month absence and the first stop, before groceries, was at Drumroaster to have a coffee and to purchase beans for home. We have visited ten European countries recently and tried coffees in all of them but very few cases me close to Drumroaster. Besides the coffee, they have great baking items, a super welcoming... More 

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Cobble Hill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is like a little Italian bistro with roastiog beans done right next doo. They als sell sweet greets an some lunch foods. Prices on par and you can decide between three seating option. A deck with umbrellas,office hallways . I prefer outside. Staff are very friendly and seem to really know their product.finally real coffee!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

There is terrible coffee, average coffee, good coffee, great coffee and the best cup of coffee you can imagine. This is the last in the list and is well worth pulling off the highway to visit. You can tell these people have a passion for coffee and are happy to guide you towards the flavour you will like. We also... More 

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Cobble Hill, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A great place to stop for coffee to go..or in doors...All muffins/brioche and bars are great....And the london fog is really enjoyable.....especially the corn chowder..........mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

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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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