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Drumroaster Coffee

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Cafe, Canadian
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1400 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cobble Hill, British Columbia V0R 1L3, Canada
(250) 743-5200
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Nanaimo
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best!! Introduced to this coffee house by a local. I was a Starbucks junkie, but I will travel out of my way to go to Drumroaster now. Truly the best coffee and lattes. Their baked goods are delicious, cinnamon brioche..mmmm . Locally owned. Now if they only did Cashew Nut milk for their lattes....:)

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Thank Michelle L
Abbotsford, Canada
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really a great coffee. Travelling with friends who have a summer place near by were certain this was the best coffee around, so I was more than happy to stop with them. They were right. Great coffee, very smooth and robust. We took a pound with us so we could take a trip and not leave the farm so to... More 

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Thank Miles C
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whether it's the smell, the sight or the hustle and bustle of a good coffee shop, you can always get a perfect coffee experience at Drumroaster. Great coffee, snacks and atmosphere. Having a repair shop next door is like looking at high end Italian sports cars in the Lamborghini or pininfarina factory while sipping a coffee. No nonsense coffee done... More 

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Thank tavbike
Cowichan Bay, Canada
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

Great coffee integrity. Buys their beans in a socially responsible way. Good baked goods. Nice family that run a tight coffee ship. All good.

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Thank Gary A
Geneva, Switzerland
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I have worked in the coffee business for a while and let me tell you this guys are doing it great Great coffee sources from the correct areas of the world, and traceable to the farm!!! That's quiet amazing Socially responsible with coffee growers and very commuted to have the best coffee for their customers I will go back anytime... More 

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Thank El_expl0rad0r
Cobble Hill, Canada
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

One of favourite places to go, meet others and enjoy a break between stops. We enjoy the sun outdoors!

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Thank Randy L
Nanaimo, Canada
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179 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Coffee is what a coffee shop is all about, this Drumroaster doesn't disappoint. I requested a Cortado, and although it wasn't on the coffee menu it was made up without question and was nice and strong. There's a nice outdoor patio area which is obviously a local meeting place.

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Thank 29carfrae
Victoria, Canada
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591 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Good service, good coffee and food, lots of seating and although rural, there was a lineup to get coffee and food. Located just off the TransCanada highway near the Cobble Hill and Cowichan Bay intersection in a strip mall.

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Thank dennisjoanna
Cowichan Bay, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

They have good coffee including espresso and cappuccino type things. Many other local coffee shops use Drumroaster ground coffee and this is the place. They also serve various bisquits and other yummies. My only criticism is it can be pretty busy and noisey. From a business point of view this is a nice problem to have. From a customers point... More 

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Thank Michelle d
Central Saanich, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We recently moved to Mill Bay and have tried almost every coffee place between Mill Bay and Duncan (not much in Duncan either) and Drumroaster is our go-to coffee and treat place. They also do fabulous soup and sandwiches but you have to try the Chunky Monkey muffin and the carrot coconut. My husband loves the cinnamon brioche and my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cobble Hill, British Columbia V0R 1L3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cobble Hill
  • Phone Number: (250) 743-5200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?