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Bacchus Books & Cafe

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409 9th Ave. North, Golden, British Columbia, Canada
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Books&coffee

Beautiful spot! Two floors, patio outside. Bookstore downstairs, café upstairs and you can borrow a book to read with your coffee. Sweet and savoury snacks available. Great atmosphere. Best place in Golden.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2015
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Jasper, Canada
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Jasper, Canada
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Beautiful spot! Two floors, patio outside. Bookstore downstairs, café upstairs and you can borrow a book to read with your coffee. Sweet and savoury snacks available. Great atmosphere. Best place in Golden.

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Golden, British Columbia, Canada
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Nikki and her staff provide a variety of delicious lunches served onsite at Bacchus or catered at the venue of your choice. Participants always appreciate a Bacchus lunch as part of their meeting or event experience.

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Thank Connie B
Golden, Canada
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

A great selection of books in a charming old building. The coffee is great as are the meals. If you love books & coffee, this is the place for you.

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Thank SMK1972
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

An amazing collection of new and used books fills two floors of the building on the very pretty high street in Golden. Amazing yea, coffee and food adds to the special atmosphere and I loved the collection of t shirts!

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Thank Jodi S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We had lunch here and split a kale, bean soup and a salad. Both were great and portions were large. The bookstore has an excellent selection of both used and new. I think our lunch selection speaks for itself. This is a kind of hip, alternative place with excellent and healthy food - not easy to get in tourist areas.... More 

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Thank tom g
Portage la Prairie, Canada
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

If you like books and you love food, this is a fun place to stop for lunch or coffee. Gluten free and dairy free options available. Delicious smelling and tasting menu. Some stairs to climb so not great for anyone with limited mobility. Otherwise do stop here!

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Thank sarahnaid
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Nestled in rows of book cases and above the book shop, this charming little cafe serves healthy wraps, salads, and fantastic soups. Food is fresh, attractively displayed, menu changed often and always a daily special. Hearty muffins tempting in how dense and nutritious they look. Outdoor patio along the river. Great place to meet friends for a quick and nutritious... More 

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Thank Virginia C
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Bacchus is a must stop destination every year for us. Good selection of new and used books. Especially good resources for anything (hiking/history/guidebooks, etc...) for vacation planning in the Golden area. The staff themselves are a great source of insider's info on what the locals like to do, and where to do it. Good cafe upstairs too.

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Thank GregRogue
Perth
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

You could browse all day in this fascinating and individual bookshop. The coffees and cakes are excellent too - and provide a further excuse to curl up with a book or keep on browsing. Great range of quirky t-shirts too!

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Thank PerthExplorer
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

When i head through Golden I always have to stop in and get some delicious food from upstairs in the cafe and wonder around down stairs in the books. They have a great variety of sandwiches and soup and other little gems upstairs. Always great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 409 9th Ave. North, Golden, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Golden

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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