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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: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 34
    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
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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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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English first
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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Portage la Prairie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

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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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 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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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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Perth
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Nothing pleases me more than books and coffee combined into one. This place does it perfectly. It has more character than a Starbucks any day, I wish there were more places like this. We really enjoyed browsing the used section upstairs over a frothy cup. Unfortunately the hours seem a bit short, I wish they were open later in the... More 

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Golden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

If you are in golden make sure you pay a visit to Bacchus Books, the fabulous homemade food is delicious and the service friendly, its like stepping back in time as you ascend the twisty staircase, surrounded by wonderful books and a very happy atmosphere, makes for an excellent spot to relax, eat and read a little - I highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food is excellent! Grab a book and eat some lunch. The food is very fresh and always good. My favourite special.... the Buddha Bowl! I don't usually like Tofu but this dish is irresistible!

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?