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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 #19 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
Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The Spotted Bear restaurant served their Peasant Bread and I fell in love with it. So I ran over the Common loaf to pick one up before we travelled back home. Bit chaotic at the counter, and the restrooms were frankly disgusting which was really off putting. I found the entire bakery grubby and in need a good clean. But... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Definitely the best coffee (or at least the best Flat White) in Tofino, combined with helpful tourist tips!

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We popped in here for a coffee and a cake and I experienced my first cinnamon bun in British Colombia. It was amazing! You must visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Delicious coffee and delicious veggie breakfast burrito!! Try a hazelnut latte!! Love the piece on the wall from which the places title is taken.

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Victoria, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I have the Common Loaf another try on my recent trip to Tofino and was again disappointed. My friend and I ordered the same flavour muffin - and both didn't finish. My friends comment was "way too much baking soda!" It's disappointing, as it's such a cute place and convenient when you're launching kayaks, but I won't be going back.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Had an excellent breakfast here! Great place, very friendly, chilled atmosphere, we visited 3 times in 3 days!

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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Good carrot muffins, not too sweet. Also enjoyed their breakfast sandwich with egg, ham, cheese, spinach, tomato on fresh baked wheat bread. Gets busy though and you might have to wait 20-30 min. for your order and seating is relatively limited.

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Guelph, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The raisin bread and the blueberry pie we're delish! Everything looked good! Wish I could have sampled more

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Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Always make a visit to the Common Loaf Bakery anytime I am in Tofino....and never disappointed by the delicious baking. Also enjoy the beautiful art work on display.

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Uitgeest, The Netherlands
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch on the patio of the common loaf bakery. Nice home made sandwiches, wraps and salads. Only negative that i can think off; i would like to see some healthier drinks like kombucha instead of the supersweet sugery soda"s

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