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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, Lunch, Brunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 62
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 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
D'ont miss their pain au chocolat

Excellent food always fresh and tasty. I would not forget taking home some breads as it is the best on the island. I love the multigrain as it makes great toast. Kids loves their pain au chocolat. I would strongly suggest a smoothie as it is under rated and full of flavors

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
BigBadNad
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North Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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North Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent food always fresh and tasty. I would not forget taking home some breads as it is the best on the island. I love the multigrain as it makes great toast. Kids loves their pain au chocolat. I would strongly suggest a smoothie as it is under rated and full of flavors

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Terrace, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A charming setting under a real tree. Small and cozy with some very tasty vegetarian options. The evening live music was great.

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Yellowknife, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Had the hot seafood Caesar - it was delicious! My partner had an orange ginger juice. It was great with a bit of zip. Definitely a good place to grab a lunch but come early because it looks like it's always packed.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a consistently reliable place for lunches and breakfasts. Reasonably priced food. They also have an excellent bakery.

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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Best Breakfast on the Island in my opinion. While the time it took to serve us was a bit long (busy morning) its definitely worth the wait. The fruit preserves are phenomenal, it made eating the seed toast that much better. Fresh local eggs & ingredients makes for a really tastey breakfast. We've eaten here every year we come out... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Busy place! We had to wait in line both times we went, but it was worth it. We had sandwiches (fresh and tasty) as well as baking. Literally everything was good. I actually forgot my wallet the one time I went in alone. They let me take the food and simply come back later that day or the next to... More 

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Ganges, Canada
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Awesome breakfast,fast and served hot!Loved the bakery and bread to bring home for later.Would come again.

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Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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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
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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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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?