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Barb's Bakery & Bistro

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Cafe, Canadian
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#1-121 McPhillips Av, British Columbia V8K 2T6, Canada
250-537-4491
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 7
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  • 6
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic pastry

Had sandwiches out on the deck and took a blackberry tart home to eat later. The tart was excellent and went back the next day to pick up a couple and they were all out. What a disappointment!! The veggie sandwich was also very good with a pesto cream cheese adding a nice kick. Definitely a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
John C
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Langley, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Canada
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Tasty food but the place was crowded, noisy, messy and no fun at all. I liked the Salmon Chowder but it wasn't worth the long line-up at the order counter. So sad to see the decline.

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Langley, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Had sandwiches out on the deck and took a blackberry tart home to eat later. The tart was excellent and went back the next day to pick up a couple and they were all out. What a disappointment!! The veggie sandwich was also very good with a pesto cream cheese adding a nice kick. Definitely a restaurant worth going back.... More 

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Aldergrove, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Good choice of baked goods. We sat out on the deck to have our coffee and goodie. Seemed to be a very popular spot.

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Abbotsford BC
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99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

Barb's Bakery & Bistro is a busy place for good reason. Serving everything from very good baked goods to meals, this Bistro is a growing concern. Over the last couple of years we have purchased everything from their Granola product through the Bread and Baked goods spectrum, and recently we purchased a container of their very good Seafood chowder to... More 

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Airdrie, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

If you want a quick amazing breakfast this is THE place on the island to visit! Quick service, great meal, friendly staff. Can be busy.

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Vancouver, Canada
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great folk-food, tremendous staff, and delightful goodies to take-away. The bistro is a favourite of locals and visitors alike, and always a 'must' for us when we head to the island. Consistently good food and friendly, helpful service. Fresh juices are fantastic!

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We tried a chocolate chip muffin and a pesto cheese twist. Both were very hard(supposed to be fresh) and neither of them tasted with much flavor. We tried heating them up and they were still hard and chewy

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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Friendly service in a casual setting. Indoor/ outdoor seating. Also a self-serve area for coffee and pastries. We usually go for the full breakfast restaurarnt service. Interesting menu choices for breakfast and light lunch. Good coffee.

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Went for breakfast here today as we had found this place on our last visit but did not have time to stay and eat. We ordered the rolled pancakes and they were excellent, so good was not sure if they were a breakfast item or dessert. Pancakes rolled with fruit compote, bananas and whipped cream in the middle. So tasty.... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Home cooking at its best. Great salads, even better clam chowder. Great beers and lots of action. Service is attentive and helpful even when it's really busy. It has a pleasing decor which is smart funky.

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Address: #1-121 McPhillips Av, British Columbia V8K 2T6, Canada
Phone Number: 250-537-4491
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Salt Spring Island
Cuisine: Cafe, Canadian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: #1-121 McPhillips Av, British Columbia V8K 2T6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Salt Spring Island
  • Phone Number: 250-537-4491

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?