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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
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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
Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

The food here is utterly excellent. The bread is WONDERFUL - especially the "peasant loaf" - as are all of the many goodies we've tried on visits over the years. Have eaten prepared meals here several times, and this time went for the spanakopita, shepherd's pie and mac & cheese - all were marvelous "comfort food" choices - fresh, generously... More

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Tofino, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I stopped at the Common Loaf Bakery for breakfast at 9:30 am. I was famished and ordered the Breakfast Sandwich which consisted of ham,cheese,fried egg, fresh spinach and was served with fried potatoes and shallots. The bread was multigrain and thick. It was delicious. I can't comment on the coffee because I'm a tea drinker. The water for the tea... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

OK coffee, but a really good veggie burrito, stuffed with cheese, scrambled eggs and, yes, veggies. Look forward to going back.

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Hazelton, British Columbia, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Commonloaf bakery has been a favorite place to visit in Tofino for decades. The best cheese buns you can find. A famous friend of mine says their cinnamon buns are the "best in the world". Many of the local B&B owner/operators can be found in the lineup there early in the morning making it a great meeting place.

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Want to know what is happening in Tofino then hang here for a few hours. Everyone evenetually shows up for a coffee, a loaf, or just a snack.

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We showed up here every morning just before opening. The coffee wasn't the greatest, but we tend to be a bit picky on coffee. However, the best part of coming early is you can grab a pastry that is still hot. We had the chocolate croissants every morning. We would get them and the chocolate would still be warm and... More

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North Vancouver, B.C.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A little off the main street on 1st. Avenue & well worth stopping in. Great selection of baking and some wonderful paninis & soups. WiFi spot, coffee & more. Inside & outside seating, upstairs offers a bit of a view of the harbour. Excellent quality, affordable prices.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

The sitting area was really nice, and the espresso was good, but I had the worst carrot spice muffin I have ever had - dry and powdery with no carrot taste. My husband had a cinnamon bun, and was very disappointed - it did not have the traditional gooey consistency, and had a predominant taste of honey, not cinnamon.

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Vancouver
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This bakery is almost like a Tofino icon. It's been around for so many years. They also offer sandwiches in addition to baked goods.

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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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