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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 43 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
Lacombe, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We wanted to eat something different and were pleasantly surprised to find several choices of healthy breads and desserts that were a delightful addition to our meals. Look forward to going again the next time we come to holiday here in Tofino, B.C.

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Coombs
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94 reviews 94 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I had the ginger scone, and it was delicious. Wonderful breads, lunch dishes and coffees. You can sit upstairs or outside for a bit of a view. Good place to grab food to take to the beach or a hike.

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Vancouver BC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A cool, local bakery with interesting and tasty offerings. A perfect place to get a light lunch or snack, and fast wifi so you can post all the great photos you've taken!

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Winnipeg
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This place makes fantastic breads, sandwiches and pastries. They only take cash though - and there are limited options for celiacs. Not a requirement of a bakery, but one as home rooted as this in Tofino it would be nice if they offered a homemade gluten free loaf of bread.

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comloaf, Owner at Common Loaf Bakery, responded to this review

Hi, We do have a gluten free bread which we make. Perhaps we were out when you visited as we only make a few a day. Sorry we weren't able to provide one for you. More 

Vancouver Island, BC
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

But we didn't end up ordering anything. The pastries in the case were not appetizing at all. They looked hot and sticky (and it was a cold day) and messy. We were never served while we were at the counter. It was a turn-off. We left.

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Cut Knife, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

It was raining lightly when we wandered into the bakery. The smell was a delight to the senses. We ordered the soup of the day with their fresh, specialty bread. It was just what the doctor ordered on a cool, rainy day. Although the bakery is not fancy, it was cozy and cute.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A downtown Tofino landmark. I stop there every morning when I'm walking the dog to get my coffee & if I have extra $ a pepperoni cheese bun, or a slice of their delicious Breakfast Pizza, or, a jalapeno cheese bun. If you're craving sweet... Get the Baklava or a Tofino Bar (like a Nanaimo bar but better). Occasionally you'll... More 

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Don Lorenzo
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90 reviews 90 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The Common Loaf provides outstanding baked goods with the emphasis on the healthy side of food. We have enjoyed all the items we've ordered here. The coffee is as outstanding as the baking. Service is pretty slow because there seems to be a lack of organization at the till. This is not too irritating since it seems part of the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

local bakery with good food and cafe, most of the locals appear to go here and its busy all day recommend

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Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Breakfast time was good - service and food wise. Dinner time - forget it. Being serviced by a couple of hippies, who would rather be doing something else. I would like my meals served by fully clothed staff for sanitary reasons. By the way..the signs at the door said the place is opened from 6 am..we were there at 6:40... More 

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Additional Information about Common Loaf Bakery

Address: 180 1st Street | P.O. Box 399, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Phone Number: (250) 725-3915
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Clayoquot Sound  >  Tofino
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?