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Drumroaster Coffee

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, Canadian
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1400 Cowichan Bay Road, Cobble Hill, British Columbia V0R 1L3, Canada
(250) 743-5200
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Geneva, Switzerland
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54 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank El_expl0rad0r
Cobble Hill, Canada
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Randy L
Nanaimo, Canada
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144 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank 29carfrae
Victoria, Canada
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512 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

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 

Thank Michelle d
Central Saanich, Canada
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 

Thank RedRambler220
Duncan, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

A lot of people have jumped onto the coffee wagon- but they do it right. The baking is very good, the coffee is better than Starbucks, and the ambience is just fine. Definitely the place to go if you are in the area, and want your daily caffeine! :)

Thank Adrian M
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

It's a popular meeting place. You can read the paper and enjoy it solo. Good eats and super lattes. It's not a place to have a hot meal but there are lunch items available.

Thank seniorgirly
Cobble Hill, Canada
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Drumroaster Coffee has a great atmosphere. It is a great spot for a snack or quick lunch. The staff a friendly and very helpful.

Thank Deniseholl
Cowichan Bay, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

I went in yesterday, and decided to try the ginger cookie, but wanted to know the ingredients/ ie.fresh ginger, organic? etc. The girl behind the counter had no idea,and referred me to the baker who was very abrupt, and basically, after a few of my questions, sighed, and walked away! Needless to say, I left without my cookie! That was... More 

Thank laura s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, Canadian
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 Cowichan Bay Road, Cobble Hill, British Columbia V0R 1L3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cobble Hill
  • Phone Number: (250) 743-5200

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