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Barb's Bakery & Bistro

#1-121 McPhillips Av, British Columbia V8K 2T6, Canada
250-537-4491
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Canadian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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83% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The food is great. Try the clam/salmon chowder - some of the best EVER. Sandwiches great - very busy so the service was slow.

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Arlington, VIrginia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Head for Barb's for breakfast, especially on Saturday when the market is on. Eat in, take out or outside. Wonderful granola, oatmeal and a whole array for pastries will suit everyone's palate

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Casual with menu to suit all ages. Menu with variety, home baked goods, suits all ages and diets. Notice customers are mosty locals - good sign!

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Barcelona, Spain
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Love that they use local ingredients. The four of us ordered 4 different lunches, all were delicious. Would definitely go back when on the island

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Park City, Utah
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Had lunch at this restaurant while visiting salt spring island for Saturday market. Was a real surprise with a delicious halibut tortilla freshest tasty veggie salad and a chicken brie sandwich with fresh bread from the bakery. Highly recommend and would go back.

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Burnaby, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The Breakfasts were so incredible, you simply must go eat there. Lovely fresh juices and smoothies were a real treat and the pancakes were devine!

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Whistler, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Saturday morning, expected busy but we still got a table straight away. The smell is just amazing entering this place. Nothing is better than fresh baked bread, coffee and pastry. Menu is inviting and covers everything what you would expect for Breakfast. Service was attentive, even that it got busy very fast. The flavor of the dishes was good, portion... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I didn't find this place until my way out and oh man am I disappointed. Such a wonderful little bakery and bistro! Nice atmosphere, dog friendly. I was trying to pay in cash however and the cashier seemed a little ticked off at me for it as it took me a minute to fish out a dime. It's harder to... More

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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I go to Barb's several times a week. Love the breakfasts, and sandwiches to go. Great for take out and often delicious soups.

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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I've been here for breakfast a number of times, and the food has been consistently very good. The only concerns are the noise even when half full, and the inconsistent service.

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