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All 71 Nelson Restaurants

Old World Bakery and Deli

Baker Street, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada (Formerly Darwin's)
250-229-4642
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Ranked #22 of 71 Restaurants in Nelson
Cuisines: Bakery
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Description: Bakery, café, deli, import grocery store and Internet café.
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English first
BC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We go here just for the soup. Fun eating outside if you like to watch people. They have a good breakfast menu, which was also very tasty.

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Clearwater, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We had the soup and sandwich special, the sourdough bread was great. Locally made Russian Borscht was heavenly ! Great coffee, great service, a friendly fun place to eat. Well worth the stop.

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Nelson, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

we love this place- heaven in earth! the staff are tres cool and the scenery by the lake it divine. we come here every chance we can on our way to the hot springs. you are missing out if you don't stop here!!!

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Bonners Ferry, Idaho
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

Chocolate croissant and nanaimo.....excellent!!! Very tasty! Gotta try them both. That's all we had, but the hot food section looked good, too. Super nice people!

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Woodinville, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

On our way up to Kaslo we stopped quickly in Balfour and discovered this wonderful bakery. The Scones not only look amazing, they taste AMAZING!!! By far the best scones I think I have had. My husband bought 2 cookies and they were also fantastic. The next day we were walking through Nelson and I was excited to see the... More

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We picked up a couple of pastries and coffees when waiting for the ferry. It is no surprise that it was so busy. The food is fabulous and the cafe latte can easily compete with the Starbucks of this world. Skip breakfast at home and come here in the morning before catching the Kootenay Ferry at Balfour.

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Claresholm, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

A favorite stop while staying in the area and when getting on and off the Ferry! Pastries are delicious, samosas hot and spicy, sausage rolls a favorite, bread like Mom's! Large portions! Mmm delicious!

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Kamloops, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We stopped here because we were waiting for the ferry and it was the only place open. we picked up some muffins, cookies and sodas. They only had one variety of muffin which seemed odd - and I wish we had tasted them before buying a few. None of us could eat them, despite being starving! I don't know if... More

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Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This shop has a wonderful variety of baked good and excellent coffee. We had breakfast here two mornings and the muffins were amazing.

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Seattle
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

During a nice bike ride I wandered into the ferry area and wanted to see what was in the bakery. I saw a pretty nice cream puff filled with whipped cream, Bavarian cream, and berries. It was a perfect size for me (sometimes they can be too big) and this was a nice indulgence during a bike ride from Nelson... More

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