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Bacchus Books & Cafe

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409 9th Ave. North, Golden, British Columbia, Canada
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hesperus, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was passing through golden after a a mining meeting with Canadian timberframe homes and wanted to get lunch before driving to Banff. I asked the mother outdoor gear store employee for a unique place to have lunch and he directed me to the bookstore and told me there was a great little cafe upstairs. I love little bookstores to... More 

Thank rzcycling
Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had two different baked good and loved both muffins--one with fresh peaches and another with zucchini and chocolate (my favorite). My traveling companion had a ginger carrot soup that he said was lovely. Charming relaxed place with slow but friendly service,

Thank VictoriaCynthia
Santa Monica, California
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let's start by stating that we ate three days in a row at the cafe and would have done it a fourth time if we had stayed another day! We read about Bacchus Cafe before we went in and we were intrigued by the various write-ups, we were just not prepared for how right they got everything. The bookstore inhabits... More 

Thank cgtravers
Sechelt, BC
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Through the bookstore and up the stairs to a hidden treasure. A lovely barrista and her espresso machine. Homemade goodies and excellently drawn espresso. She took interest and was engaged. She kept all the customers happy and kept the flow going effortlessly. Will return for sure.

Thank Brenda R
Golden, Canada
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I confess to being addicted to this great cafe upstairs golden's book store. I love it even more with what the new owner has done to improve it. Great staff, lots of seating, great oso negra coffee (best in kootenays), and amazing food. Have the glory bowl or yam slamwich and the raw vegan heavenly desserts. You will see why... More 

Thank Sheldon D
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Quaint and cute! Tucked above the bookstore, this was the perfect little stop on our long drive. Healthy snacks and meals! Tried the salad (greens / beets / carrots / almonds / homemade dressing), Dread Lox panini (smoked salmon / goat cheese / avocado) and traditional Cappuccino. Had we not ordered to-go, we would have stayed to peruse the books.... More 

Thank CeejCeej
Calgary Alberta
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

An old fashioned jumbled new-and-used bookstore with creaky steps upstairs to more books and an espresso bar serving good strong drinks to keep you going on the highway. Also pastry snacks and other light things to eat (didn't have any so can't comment). A nice stop-in. A great change from Starbucks.

Thank Whitehatguy
Newcastle, Australia
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Bacchus Book Shop & Cafe was the perfect stop for breaky. The bagel and tea were so tasty and the service fantastic. Such a quiet, relaxing and quaint little store, completely surrounded by books of all types and genres. Close to town and within walking distance of our accommodation.

Thank Alexandra P
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

An unpretentious little place - books on main, coffee and food upstairs. We both had the 'Farmer's breakfast bagel', and it ranks among the best ever we have eaten. Friendly, welcoming, laid back place. Kids welcome. We left feeling we'd just had a very good-quality food/coffee break at a reasonable price. Just 2-3 minutes drive off the Trans-Canada.

Thank Gordon S
Peterborough, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

On a rainy day, my husband and I wondered Golden and stumbled across this spot. I was initially drawn in by the book store, but then we made our way upstairs to the cafe. We ordered speciality coffees which were hot and tasty. The baked goods looked delicious…all home baked. There's a great vibe here…the wooden floors and tin ceiling... More 

Thank michneill

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 9th Ave. North, Golden, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Golden
  • Phone Number: 2503445600

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