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180 1st Street | P.O. Box 399, 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 102
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 42
    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:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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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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6 reviews 6 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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22 reviews 22 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
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Victoria
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A wonderful assortment of really tasty baked goods. The tomato and basil pizza on whole wheat crust was delicious! The pesto scones, also delicious. I'm sure anything they turn out would be good.

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Calgary, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

First nuisance: it's a cash only establishment. Second turn-off: when I walked into the store at 4:45pm, the first thing the only staff member aroud did was to turn around and look at the clock up on the wall behind the counter. My coffee was pretty bad and the baked goods weren't too great either. Not too impressed with this... More 

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Port Alberni, Canada
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54 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I love the breads and baked goods, but very disappointed with the gluten free items which I find flavourless and grainy. Stick with the other items and you will be great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 180 1st Street | P.O. Box 399, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Clayoquot Sound  >  Tofino
  • Phone Number: (250) 725-3915

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?