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Common Loaf Bakery

180 1st Street | P.O. Box 399, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
(250) 725-3915
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Ranked #17 of 42 restaurants in Tofino
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Description: A local favorite since 1980, The Common Loaf Bake Shop provides hardy healthy and tasty fresh baked goods, gourmet coffee, breakfast and lunch choices.Local Favorites include world famous cheese buns and deliciously sticky cinnies. Internet access in this licensed establishment serving everything from a beer to a great specialty coffee make it a great spot to hang out. Please note our business does not accept credit or debit cards but we are conveniently located next to the bank.
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English first
Stanwood, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Their egg sandwich is the BOMB! The best I have ever had anywhere. I love the fresh ingredients and home made bread!

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Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I was staying at the hostel up the street and looking for a quick, inexpensive bite. Score! Ordered an oatmeal/peach muffin and it was delicious! Not too sweet, perfectly oaty. Good location (not too touristy) and very friendly staff.

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Not too impressed with the food in Tofino - overpriced and not that good. We do keep coming back to this bakery and have not been disappointed with any of the baked goods. So glad to have this as an alternative so we can make our own meals! Delicious!

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is a perfect place for breakfast, lunch or drinks with friends. Good to sit inside or out, upstairs or down. Tasty food and excellent coffee.

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Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This has been a fave for about 30 yrs, as my wife worked in the area in the 80s. Has been years since we returned but just yesterday had 2 slices of pizza & a bun. Honest, the pizza was overcooked & tough. Made worse by then being over reheated. Flavor was moderate at best. Slices are small by any... More

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North Lincs
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We ate here a couple of times and it was really nice. Great selection of buns and good place for sitting outside and watching tofino go by!

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Great choice of items for breakfast and lunch. Very tasty and good value. Would definitely recommend.

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Whistler, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Common Loaf is just one of those places that's fun to go to. The food is delicious and the building itself is neat. You can enjoy the wonderful food in a wonderful atmosphere!

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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

It was cold and rainy so a latte was in order with a piece of carrot cake. Both were great. Lots of locals here, very friendly and they spoke highly of the soup special and other desserts...could only try one today so I picked my all time favourite but will definitely come back next time and try something else!

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Manchester
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The bakery was perfect for breakfast and the breakfast sandwich was so delicious. I wish I'd had space to try the cakes - a good excuse to go back though! The yummy food outweighs the fact the cafe is perhaps a little tired.

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