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“Amazing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Little Vienna Bakery Cafe & Marketplace

Little Vienna Bakery Cafe & Marketplace
#6 - 6726 West Coast Road, Sooke, British Columbia BC V9Z 1HS , Canada
250.642.6833
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Ranked #4 of 36 Restaurants in Sooke
Price range: $9 - $13
Cuisines: Bakery
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: A meeting place, cafe, bistro, and so much more. Little Vienna Bakery is owned and operated by Susan & Michael Nyikes. Their vision has been to create an authentically European bakery in Sooke that provides artisan breads, pastries and cakes using only the very best ingredients and old-world techniques. Having established a strong reputation for fresh, all-natural products and a loyal following of customers over the past 10 years, the Nyikes’ draw upon their own European backgrounds and travels throughout the world to continue the evolution of Little Vienna Bakery. Having professionally trained and dedicated staff members in place, maintaining a very high level of quality ingredients and baking techniques, and providing consistent quality products has continued the success of the business. Little Vienna Bakery offers beautiful hand-formed artisan breads, buns and baguettes, as well as lovingly prepared decadent pastries, pies and cakes…..and yes, everything is made “fresh-from-scratch” using only the finest ingredients; the majority of which are locally sourced and organic.More than just baked goods, the bakery also offers a unique selection of fine cheeses, market & deli items, an expansive breakfast & lunch menu, specialty coffees & teas.It’s important to note that the bakery also caters to those with special dietary needs and also produce vegetarian, gluten, dairy, sodium and sugar free items. Susan & Michael have completely renovated the interior of Little Vienna Bakery to be authentically European; complete with new full-length Baroque-style mirrors, gold chandeliers, ornate crown mouldings, period-correct furniture, and a collection of hand-painted Austrian murals by world-renowned French artist Philippe Metaireau who was specially commissioned for the bakery. To help bring the inside ambiance to the outdoors, the owners have also developed a stunning 600 square foot paving-stone courtyard complete with a beautifully ornate 3 tiered Italianate fountain, all set within the expansive raised flower gardens on the bakery grounds. Whether it’s crepes for breakfast with a loved one, lunch with a group of friends, or a coffee and dessert with a good book, everyone is welcome to enjoy the beautiful spaces that have been created at Little Vienna Bakery. Please come by and have an incredible experience where all your senses will be stimulated!
Vancouver, BC
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16 restaurant reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Genuine European baking, lovely garden, good service. For a treat try the Kaiser Kuchen. Actually, everything is a treat.

Visited August 2013
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littleviennabakery, Owner at Little Vienna Bakery Cafe & Marketplace, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
One of the biggest differences between us and the vast majority of other bakery's and cafe's, is that we actually make everything fresh-from-scratch! There is not a single item on our shelves or in our pastry cases that comes to us pre-processed from somewhere else! We are very proud to have such amazingly talented staff that understand exactly what it takes to make things authentically European. Thank you for noticing!
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Mendoza, Argentina
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“Nice spot for coffee with a little extra treat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

this cafe has a very nice outdoor seating area, even though it's on the main road. Their Nanaimo bars are great!

Visited July 2013
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littleviennabakery, Owner at Little Vienna Bakery Cafe & Marketplace, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Thank you for visiting Little Vienna Bakery and enjoying our beautiful treats. A number of our visitors from the Nanaimo region say that our bars are the best on South Vancouver Island!
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Las Vegas, NV
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“Great for lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We had lunch twice at Little Vienna during our stay in Sooke. The food is fresh, made to order, and they were happy to make substitutions on request. The owner was there on both visits and personally asks everyone if they are happy with their meal. But the best was a caramel nut topped cake which was possibly the best cake I have ever had. We also were greeted by the owner at Taste of Sooke Night during the fine art show, where he was personally handing out sweets from the bakery to the crowd. This is truly a mom and pop business that serves excellent quality food.

Visited August 2013
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littleviennabakery, Owner at Little Vienna Bakery Cafe & Marketplace, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
I am so pleased to have met you at the bakery, as well as at the incredible "Taste of Sooke" event in celebration of the Sooke Fine Arts Show. We are hands-on owners and believe strongly in providing that level of personal service to everyone, whether at our bakery or at community events. Having recently celebrated Little Vienna Bakery's 10 year anniversary, we are still evolving and always seek feedback from our customers to know where we have areas of strength, as well as where there is room for improvement.
Thank you for your patronage and we hope you will visit us again on your next trip to Vancouver Island.
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“Sweet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Lovely little cafe with excellent sandwiches on handmade bread and fabulous sweets. Appreciated the attention to quality and the kindness of the staff. Have eaten there each time I have been in Sooke.

Visited July 2013
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littleviennabakery, Owner at Little Vienna Bakery Cafe & Marketplace, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
People say that it is the little things that make the big difference, and our talented staff certainly subscribe to that philosophy with the intricate attention to detail with all our beautiful products. A simple scroll through the many beautiful photos on our website are a testament to the careful artistry our staff possess. I often get emails from visitors who ask whether those pictures are stock photos off the internet, and I am always proud to reply no; each and every one is actually our own products that we lovingly produce in-house from scratch each day.
Thank you for your kind review and please come visit us again soon.
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Sooke, Canada
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“Exceptional service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Would like to highly recommend Carol and Sheri for their professional, courteous, cheerful friendly service. Unknown to us it was 1/2 hour before the bakery was going to be closed. In spite of having no bread left for sandwiches and my spouse's heart set on a sandwich made a delicious bunwich exclusively incorporating the finest ingredients. Both ladies were cheerful as if they had just started work in spite of the bakery closing in 1/2 hour. We felt welcome as quests and highly recommend Little Vienna Bakery not only for the superb fresh ingredients used, ambience but also for excellent welcoming customer service.
Dr. Pandya , Ayurvedic Physician and A. Pandya R.N.

  • Visited June 2013
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littleviennabakery, Owner at Little Vienna Bakery Cafe & Marketplace, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thank you! We have a great environment, great products, and great staff who provide great customer service.....that's why Little Vienna Bakery won "Business of the Year" earlier this year! We look forward to seeing you at our bakery again soon!
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