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180 1st Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
(250) 725-3915
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Dessert, Takeout
Description: A local favorite since 1980, The Common Loaf Bake Shop provides hardy...
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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Visitor rating
  • 103
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
tasty, healthy, not cheap.

Good value considering it's healthy. I get the bread a lot, the other baked items I find expensive (3-$4 each ) the pizza is good. better than tony's not as greasy but they run out all the time! you can usually get in and out quick though., and the staff are very awesome!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Kris C
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Denver, Colorado
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184 reviews 184 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I found this restaurant/coffee shop/bakery while driving around downtown Tofino looking for a place to eat breakfast. There was quite a selection of baked goods. We ordered several and were happy with our selections.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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303 reviews 303 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
413 helpful votes 413 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Impossible IMHO. It's not just the atmosphere, the healthier baked goods, the excellent coffee (my Americano was simply excellent) it more about the sense of community that pervades the bakery. The type of spot where you walk in for coffee and food and leave having met lots of folks and enjoyed great conversations. The Common Loaf has been there as... More 

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Simcoe, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We're hoping for some good coffee and tasty treats in a relaxing atmosphere that was consistent with the Tofino Area. This place did not match my expectations. The place was disorganized and messy. This could of been part of a Laid Back local culture but it didn't work here. There was no greeting or offers of "can we help you"........ More 

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Good value considering it's healthy. I get the bread a lot, the other baked items I find expensive (3-$4 each ) the pizza is good. better than tony's not as greasy but they run out all the time! you can usually get in and out quick though., and the staff are very awesome!

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Nanaimo, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

One of the things I look forward to when going to Tofino. Debra always makes the best dry cappuccino's for me! And have never had anything bad there!

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vancouver
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Stopped in for coffee and dessert while in Tofino on spring break. Casual and funky decor, excellent pastries and coffee. Try a Tofino bar or the cinnamon buns - they are to die for. Go in afternoon for kids' cookie decorating. Great place to sit out of the rain for a bit, try the turret with a view of the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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119 reviews 119 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Off the main strip, this little cafe and bakery had a little bit of everything. The staff were friendly and chilled, the coffee and mocha were perfect, and the baked goods were yum. Cash only would be frustrating if you didn't have any, but luckily we did.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Awesome pastries. Why are no dogs allowed on the patio? Not very Canadian of you. And why cash only?

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Abbotsford, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Stopped in for a sweet treat and tried a Blueberry & White Chocolate muffin and a Cherry Almond square. So good, going back tomorrow to try something new.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Stopped here in the morning for some supplies and ending up having breakfast too. A beautiful little bakery with charming staff and a great selection of cakes, breads and pizza slices. We got Salmon sandwiches to take away for lunch, they were the best I have ever eaten!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 180 1st Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Clayoquot Sound  >  Tofino
  • Phone Number: (250) 725-3915

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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