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“A for sure Vancouver Island Experience-close to Parksville and Qualicum Beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Goats on Roof Old Country Market

Goats on Roof Old Country Market
2326 Alberni Highway | not on receipt, Coombs, British Columbia, Canada
(250) 248-4840
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Ranked #2 of 7 Restaurants in Coombs
Cuisines: Canadian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“A for sure Vancouver Island Experience-close to Parksville and Qualicum Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This is a very unique and happy mid-island eating and shopping experience. There is a great italian restaurante at the very back of the many character shops and stores. The Executive Chef-Fausto serves up fantastic meals with his Italian charm. The meals are reasonably priced, and the large interior and outdoor eating deck, makes you feel like your in Italy.

The Goats on the Roof grocery store also serves down-to-earth meals and deserts, while shopping for food, gifts or very interesting items. There are many other small and large boutique type stores, fudge & carmel popcorn anyone? A surf shop, hat shop, jewelry, clothing, wood carvings, artists and much more.

It's a great time, and fun for the whole family. It's fairly close to a beautiful and unique waterfall, and ocean beach resorts. It's also on the way to the winter and summer surfing and winter ocean wave watch of Tofino and Uclulet, on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Langley, B.C.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Look up”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

You'll find this a very popular spot. Great local food stuffs such as honey, jams etc. Lots of local artisans. Great ice cream.

Visited July 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Unique market”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Take the kids to see the goats on the roof. Many interesting items in the market. Plan to buy your picnic food here, the bakery is wonderful.

Visited April 2012
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Vancouver Island, Canada
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

lots of wonderful things all in one place (including a restaurant). pricing is okay - but the point is being able to purchase non-typical items all in one stop shopping. best time to go is late fall and winter - any other time it is way too busy/popular - crowds are hard to wade through, parking can be almost impossible. have been going to Coombs and Goats on Roof Country Market for several years, and will continue to visit it as a destination.

Visited November 2012
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“Wide Variety of Specialty and Local Foods”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

This farmers market had numerous ethnic and specialty foods available. Great little bakery at the back of the market. Deli counter and food fair as well in the building.

Visited November 2012
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