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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, 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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  • 47
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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
Great coffee and bad goods but very busy and packed!

We stopped here for an Americano coffee and pastries to go before leaving town. The muffins, scones and coffee were very good but it was very crowded and busy with line ups out the door and people struggling to find seats or move around. I feel like this place needs an expansion to accommodate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Lee-Ann H
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We stopped here for an Americano coffee and pastries to go before leaving town. The muffins, scones and coffee were very good but it was very crowded and busy with line ups out the door and people struggling to find seats or move around. I feel like this place needs an expansion to accommodate all their visitors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Nice place for coffee and pastries. Great quality and inexpensive. Also nice location in Tofino. We can recommend the place.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We had breakfast here on our last day in Tofino. The food arrived in good time and it was delicious. The price was comparable to other Tofino places.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is the first place we went when visiting Tofino and we were very satisfied, and obviously were forced to go back for seconds. Breakfast was great, and service was friendly and efficient, and the bread is absolutely AMAZING, I highly recommend picking up a loaf... ohh and the blueberry muffins were perfect, giant blueberries and lots of flavour mmmmm.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had a good cup of coffee and lovely crispy bacon for breakfast, good service lovely staff. There are seats outside and a small terrace upstairs. All in all a good experience

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Richmond, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Nice cosy bakery. Great place for coffee and breakfast. Fresh baked food. Recommended by locals. A nice start to your day in Tofino. Get one of their boxed lunches to go if you are taking a whale watching or Hot Springs Cove tour!

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Cheshire UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

Lovely on the outside quirky on the inside. Speedy service. 4 of us had coffee & muffins or croissants. Coffee was OK & the baked items disappointing. Ate in upstairs where it was quite hot & stuffy but unfortunately you can't slide the doors open ...there's a note warning of the mischievous birds

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

But my capuchino was great and my wife appreciated getting a decaf coffee for a change. Watched people getting breakfasts and looked great - will be back to try out later in week!

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Silverdale, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I had a wonderful cup of hot chocolate and a good scone but the cash only is inconvenient for an international traveler.

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Used this place every day Great coffee and food Nice place to meet the locals with a great selection of home baked products for sale

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