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Old World Bakery and Deli

Cafe, Canadian
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Baker Street, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada (Formerly Darwin's)
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Calgary, Canada
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Such good baking, generous portions, nice clerk! The scones are loaded with berries. The ginger cookie is huge, and while not overly gingery, was tasty. The cinnamon bun was most excellent!

Thank Dawn R
Nelson, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

This review is for the Balfour Old World Bakery. The bakery phone has been out of service for several months so I was forced to drive there to order my pizza only to find out that they were out of cheese. So no pizza and time wasted. I was told they didn't know when their phone would be in service.

1 Thank paddywhack2016
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Had the scone with peppers and cheese and it was awesome! Was hard to decide what to choose as everything looked so tasty! They only take cash though so we couldn't buy as much as we'd like but look forward to trying something else next time!

1 Thank Donna Z
Lacombe, Canada
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84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Goodheart bread, fresh baked pies, date squares, cookies as big as plates and fresh brewed coffee are my Old World Bakery staples while I'm in the area (and being active enough to justify all the deliciousness). The staff are really the best. The new location on the highway in town is really handy for heading back out to the North... More 

Thank dreataylor
Balfour, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

This is actually for the Old world Bakery that is in Balfour BC near the Ferry Terminal. They have the best baked goods that I have found anywhere-from fresh bread, pizza, sausage rolls to the yummiest pastries, fresh chocolates and the best Turtle bars any where. Everything fresh and the staff friendly and welcoming. Take cash only though.

Thank fisherw0man63
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Great bread, pizza tastes like cardboard. I'd have the bread again, but the pizza.... Nope. The post makes you write 100 characters, but I think I already got the point across

Thank Kozy C
British Columbia
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We went to the ferry terminal location and shared a veggie wrap.Verry creative combination of ingredients.. Try it you'll like it. Then we bought by some baked goods to take with us. I am not kidding...the ginger cookie was sooo very very good. The Best!!! If you like ginger you'll love this cookie.The chocolate brownie unfortunately looked better than it... More 

Thank islacurious
Spokane, Washington
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608 reviews
415 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

We were walking through Nelson and had to try this place. The peanut butter cookies were fantastic and everything looked good. I will be going back.

1 Thank fool4travelin
Cardston, Canada
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165 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Wow amazing bread and cookies!!Everything here is good here!!We enjoyed the Ginger cookies and sour dough bread!!

1 Thank Lovely903
Cranbrook, Canada
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Haven't eaten here but 6 years ago my husband and I came here and had the best London fog ever. We have always talked about having to get another next time we came through. Today we did and still is the best London fog we've ever tasted!!

1 Thank koots27

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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
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Baker Street, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada (Formerly Darwin's)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: 250-229-4642
Bakery, café, deli, import grocery store and Internet café.

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