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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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Sechelt, BC
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars 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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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Top place for excellent herantasten. Doesen't look like it but definately worth a try! The French toast was delicious...

Thank urlauberin201007
Victoria, Canada
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123 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Stop for coffee, food, books (new or used), architecture, conversation: it's all here in this landmark spot. Owners are gracious (Caleb came after me to say he'd found a book I requested) and well informed. If you spend multiple days in Golden you just might find yourself spending a part of each day hanging out here. I loved the creative... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

This wonderful and idiosyncratic bookshop stocks a great array of excellent books, clearly chosen and arranged according to the taste (and sense of humour) of the owner. If you are a reader, you cannot escape without feeling compelled to buy some of the books on offer. Then, to cap it off, they have a little cafe upstairs that makes the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?