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Darwin's Cafe


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$4 - $15
Cafe, American, Canadian
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards

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Homemade Hummus with Olive Oil
Served with toasted pita bread or tortilla chips
Toasted Whole Wheat Bagel with Plain Cream Cheese
Homemade fruit preserves, or smoked clayoquot sound wild salmon.
Three Bean and Veggie Chilli with Roasted Tomatoes
Chipotle Baked Beans
Served with salad and whole wheat tortilla or crispy corn tortilla chips
Mediterranean Quiche with Zucchini
Sweet peppers, fennel and feta cheese
Spinach and Mushroom Quiche with Tarragon and Asiago Cheese
Sweet potato, and tomato soup in an organic miso broth
Curried Red Lentil and Spinach Soup with Coconut Milk
Lemon Coconut Cake
Raspberry Chocolate Cookies
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

This little cafe sells coffee, tea & some delicious baked goods. It has a beautiful botanical garden you can visit & some accommodation in a very peaceful setting - a retreat away from the touristy area of Tofino

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Love2TravelToronto
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Took a walk down to explore the gardens and try out the coffee. Best cappuccino and americano we’ve had so far in Tofino. The muffin and croissant were tasty but the coffee would be what would bring me back.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Dana S
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

The Cafe is charming - beautiful location, nice building and wonderfully quaint. Baked items were ok as was the coffee. It’s a place to wander in to as you explore the gardens or just to escape busyness. Nice enough though not going to blow your...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Matvl
Reviewed July 14, 2018

My partner and I “stumbled” upon Darwin’s Café en route to the Tofino Botanical Gardens. The set-up is quite ingenious: You enter the main building and pass through the café as you make your way towards the Gardens. I say that’s ingenious because you can’t...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

We went there twice for breakfast. Everything appeared to be homemade and was delicious. Very pleasant ambience and lovely views to the gardens - which are well worth visiting

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank LyndalB
Reviewed June 22, 2018

This cafe is a part of the Botanical Gardens and its super cute and clean ... seating outside or inside ... sandwiches and drinks and pastries all look amazing. You cannot go wrong by sitting and enjoying yourself here.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank JoanieFM
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

This is the cafe attached to a botanical gardens and we were surprised at how high the service was and how good the sandwiches were. Conner was our server and the owner also came out and had a chat with us. The coffee is excellent...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank jumpingjohn
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Really nice selection of food, sandwiches and salads plus home-made cake. Very tasty, friendly staff, great value, recommend you come here and enjoy the botanical gardens too.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Chris812283
Reviewed September 20, 2017

Darwin's serve a wonderful granola breakfast or the full cooked if you prefere. Cakes looked scrummy too. The pot of Earl Grey I had came with pretty old fashion china. You can sit inside or out looking over the garden. The staff were welcoming, kind...More

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank Bessiegal
Reviewed September 17, 2017

My wife and I 'stumbled' across Darwin's cafe when wanting a latte to fortify us for the day. It was great coffee in a very comfortable setting. We noticed people having what looked like a well put together brunch. We resolved to return. This was...More

Date of visit: September 2017
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