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The Roost Farm Bakery

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9100 East Saanich Road, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
(250) 655-0075
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6:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 27
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great for a quick lunch or coffee & pastry.

Stop here about once a month for lunch or a coffee & pastry. The meatloaf andwich on chees & onion bread is scrumptious!! Can be very busy at noon and on weekend mornings.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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North Saanich, Canada
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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North Saanich, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Stop here about once a month for lunch or a coffee & pastry. The meatloaf andwich on chees & onion bread is scrumptious!! Can be very busy at noon and on weekend mornings.

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North Saanich, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We tend to utilize the Roost at least once a week. It's usually en route for us, one way or another, but we have been known to actually drive out of the way to go here. They do the BEST sandwiches. Even their egg sandwich (who really orders egg sandwiches???? Besides my husband) is quite tasty. Everything is fresh made... More 

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North Saanich, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Roost is a great place for a designer coffee, a fresh luncheon dish with locally grown produce and on-the-premises bread, rolls and sweet goods. Service is quick and courteous. This is probably the busiest coffee/lunch place in town and that speaks of the growing reputation that the spot has developed among the locals. The one problem is seating capacity.... More 

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Central Saanich, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Roost is completely unique in its style. You can sit inside the bakery, outside at picnic tables, or on the "Bus". The baking is extraordinary and sells out quickly. Lunches - Soup & Sandwiches - are fresh and hearty! Love it!

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Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We went there for brunch with friends while in town. Cute little restaurant with great food. This is a awesome place for breakfast. You can eat inside or out and they have an old school bus they have converted into an eating space too. The home made bakery products are very good, you just want to buy one of everything.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We had a delightful breakfast as it should be. Fresh food, fresh air, good friendly service. Some quirky attractions to look at around the grounds. A really enjoyable time.

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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We had been looking forward to experiencing the Roost and stopped in one evening for dinner. The menu was interesting enough but the service, food, atmosphere and presentation were really just average. I might try going back for breakfast, but wouldn't go back for dinner.

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Victoria, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It's a busy place so get there early for lunch. Fantastic fresh food, not a ritzy place by any means, but it has it's charm. Well worth a visit. We go here whenever we pick up someone at the airport.

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Twin Cities, MN
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We ended up visiting The Roost 3x during our 3-day Brentwood Bay stay. Fresh, local food was very good. The charcuterie platter was a favorite, as was the spinach & beet salad. We look forward to returning on our next visit to the Island.

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San Diego, California
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252 reviews 252 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It was pretty nice for a small bakery but the bistro didn't open until later than we were there so didn't get to try it out. Bought a few loaves of bread and a scone which were all very good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9100 East Saanich Road, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  North Saanich
  • Phone Number: (250) 655-0075

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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