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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 #20 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
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Victoria, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Went here for breakfast and sat upstairs. Had the eggs, toast, hash browns, sausage and bacon. Almost the yummiest gluten free bread I've ever had! The sausage and bacon was delicious too. Didn't try my hash browns. Coffee was good and fresh! Maybe a little pricey but worth it for cute ambiance and quality ingredients. Have been before and will... More

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Courtenay, Canada
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Well this is the place to go when you are in Tofino and you need a cup of Joe and or something sweet always busy never enough room but the Quality is great food.

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St. Marys
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Fantastic muffins. Bag of day olds for $6-did not disappoint. Tofino bars decadent & delicious. A little bit chaotic at the serving counter sometimes, but worth it.

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