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1400 Cowichan Bay Road, Cobble Hill, British Columbia V0R 1L3, Canada
(250) 743-5200
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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  • 25
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 1
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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
Most recent review
The best brioche and coffee in Canada

This family owned coffee roasters and cafe is unrivalled on Vancouver Island. All the delicious food is home made and the coffee is roasted on site. A wonderful welcoming feeling awaits you. For a real taste treat,try the coconut brioche. You won't be sorry.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
Becky C
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Cobble Hill, Canada
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Cobble Hill, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This family owned coffee roasters and cafe is unrivalled on Vancouver Island. All the delicious food is home made and the coffee is roasted on site. A wonderful welcoming feeling awaits you. For a real taste treat,try the coconut brioche. You won't be sorry.

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Cobble Hill
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A wonderful place for coffee or lunch!! Atmosphere could be cozier, the chai tea latte makes up for it though.

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Maple Bay
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Just off the highway in Cobble Hill, this coffee shop serves lattes the way they should be served: hot, milky, with wonderful espresso shots, and best of all in a big mug. And to have the coconut brioche along side makes this one of the great treats on southern Vancouver Island.

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Sidney, Canada
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46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We do not live in Cobble Hill but always make a point of stopping at drumroaster if we are anywhere near. This little business has been built up by the family, and the owner really does know the coffee business. The roast on site so freshness is assured. The baked goods are outstanding, the cranberry/orange cookies may be the best... More 

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Cobble Hill, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

These folks run an excellent coffee shop along with being a major roasting operation. Hard to find coffee this good in a small market area

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Cobble Hill, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A coffee shop with a great blend of European and American West Coast styles, slightly hidden behind Country Grocer. They roast their own beans and sell coffee machines as well. Very knowledgeable, friendly staff - mostly members of the family that owns the place. I found it refreshing to find a place that has not been sold to the highest... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Now this was a find. Even for someone who isn't in to coffee, which I am not, I still managed to find a suitable beverage. It was quiet and relaxed inside, which was an added bonus for me, as I hate to be rushed. We opted to share a Panini and an orange-coconut brioche. They were excellent, the brioche in... More 

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Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Drumsroasters--it says it all. Coffee ground on the premises and served in a huge variety of styles and an excellent selection of snacks and sweet treats.

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Cowichan Valley, B.C.
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

There are some edibles (and pretty good ones at that) and a few fresh sandwiches but this place is all about coffee. Geir and family started Serious Coffee and sold it off and ... well, this is their latest iteration of excellent Vancouver Island coffee and Carsen is coming into his own. It's never ever a rush-busy-chaos coffee-chain situation so... More 

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Duncan, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We first tasted DrumRoaster coffee at Prima Strada on Cook Street, and were blown away. Our visit to their store in the Valley View Centre reinforced our initial impression -- this is the best coffee we've tasted on Vancouver Island, and some of the best anywhere.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery
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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