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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, Lunch, Dessert, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, 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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    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Coffee and Bakery!

Recently camped in the Tofino area and was looking for a place for coffee/breakfast. Asked a local for a recommendation and was given a choice; the place the red necks hang out or the place the environmentalist hang out. Choose the eco-friendly Common Loaf Bake Shop, just off the main street and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Recently camped in the Tofino area and was looking for a place for coffee/breakfast. Asked a local for a recommendation and was given a choice; the place the red necks hang out or the place the environmentalist hang out. Choose the eco-friendly Common Loaf Bake Shop, just off the main street and up from the CIBC bank. Enjoyed a hearty... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Popped in today for a pastry and coffees. Two drinks were lukewarm and even after taking the drinks back, the second drinks were not hot either. The lady serving us was grumpy and did not seem to care. We will go elsewhere for coffee in the future.

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Langley City, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

this is a must stop place for a quick bite, snack or takeaway goods. Fresh Breads, Muffins, Pizza, sandwiches are on hand. Prices are very reasonable and there is too much to choose from. Your favorites may be sold out so best to get there early for specific things like the Sourdough Dill Bread. everytime we come to Tofino, we... More 

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

First visit was for lunch which we ordered at the counter to eat in their outdoor seating area. One item had to be heated and that seemed to take a long time to come but then no one had explained that teas and coffees were DIY in a corner off to one side so we then lost some time whilst... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We picked up a couple muffins and squares to have after dinner. The "Tofino bars" and lemon squares were very good. My 80 year old Mom found the music a bit loud, but I don't think that is the demographic they are after so no biggie.

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The muffins are huge and dense but have flavour. The coffee is yummy. The bill a little high but that is ok and par for the course in that town.

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Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Every year we visit the Common Loaf. This year it was for sourdough bread and apple pie. Helpful staff. They gave us a knife to cut our bread (since they don't have a slicer.) Best bakery in town!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We have enjoyed many a snack at the common Loaf since it is a place to stop whenever we are in Tofino. It is a strange little building just off the beaten bath - well worth finding. The coffee is excellent and I have not had a bakery treat there that was not exceptional!

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Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I haven't been to Common Loaf in a long time but it still is cranking out the yummy bread and cinnamon buns (which I resisted this time). The Loaf I had was still warm from the oven and delicious fresh and toasted. Keep up the great work people!

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Cold Lake, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My husband and I stopped here thinking we'd just get a snack, but he ended up trying the pizza, and I had a Panini! We also tried some of the baking, and everything was great. We sat up top and enjoyed the view and fresh air.

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Additional Information about Common Loaf Bakery

Address: 180 1st Street, 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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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine

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?