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Common Loaf Bake Shop


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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A local favorite since 1980, The Common Loaf Bake Shop provides hardy healthy and tasty fresh baked goods, gourmet coffee, breakfast and lunch choices.Local Favorites include world famous cheese buns and deliciously sticky cinnies. Internet access in this licensed establishment serving everything from a beer to a great specialty coffee make it a great spot to hang out. Please note our business does not accept credit or debit cards but we are conveniently located next to the bank.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, Canadian
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for brunch and were happy to see lots of homebaked goodies - the breakfast pizza was huge (and tasty) - the enchiladas were good too. Went back later for some cake and coffee...

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank FuelCleanEatGreen
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for coffee and pastry late afternoon. I was cheerfully served a decaf Americano and a delicious almond croissant. Relaxed atmosphere in a charming building. They had a low key music in the background unlike many places where the music is irritatingly loud.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Maureen D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast and the food was very good. The bread was amazing. Have to pay for coffee refills. It is a bakery as well so we bought something to go.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been going to the Common Loaf for the past 30-40 years. Not sure if it's always been the same name but, the ambiance has always been great and exemplifies the cool vibe of Tofino.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jneville2017
Reviewed February 10, 2019

Not fancy - more of a homey feel to decor. Some parking on the street, but it would be challenging during busy summer.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank tripann
Reviewed January 31, 2019 via mobile

Soups, sandwiches and tasty baking are available here in a nice relaxing atmosphere. It was a great place to end up after a morning of exploring Tofino. We’ve been dropping by here every time we visit Tofino and have never been disappointed.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Whitesails
Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

We always find time to enjoy a couple of coffees and ‘treats’ here when in Tofino. It really is a must for visiting to get a ‘taste’ of Tofino. The cinnamon buns are an essential part of one of our visits. Go upstairs and relax...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank dwits
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

Had an incredible breakfast Sammie made on their very fresh seed bread with fried egg, ham, chipotle mayo, tomato, and cheese. Warm and yummy and filling. My wife got an incredible bran muffin which she loved - great flavor, and not too sweet. The lattes...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank ThomasR312
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Friendly staff, great choice of grilled sandwiches for a beach walk. All the pastries looked good as well.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PerseidVancouver
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

Loved every thing we tried here. The cinnamon bread was incredible. Friendly staff, cute setting with outdoor patio

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Britt C
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