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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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Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 4 weeks ago 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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91 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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 

1 Thank Robert T
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31 reviews
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 

Thank PerthExplorer
Kingston, Jamaica
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

This is a fantastic little bookshop with a cafe on the second floor. Never got around to the cafe because of the in depth search through the used books of every description imaginable. I found books by others I have longed to fine for years. Some have even gone out of print or in special order stores. Ok, I spent... More 

Thank Richard P
Rochester, New York
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

My family and I ate at this cafe completely by chance. We had just finished hiking to Wapta Falls in Yoho National Park and were hungry for food that wasn't a granola bar. Since we weren't too far from Golden, we drove into town looking for lunch and saw a sign outside this bookstore that fit the bill. We practically... More 

Thank travelingceecee
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Stopped by on the way through town. We had a cappuccino and a smoothie and bought a few books for our little one.

Thank Tyler S
Galway, Ireland
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90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

This is a cute little bookstore with a cafe upstairs. We just stopped in for a coffee which was really good. I liked wandering around the old building and it also have a cute little deck out the back where you can sit a watch the river

Thank Sarah C
Calgary, Canada
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226 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

There are a number of choices in downtown Golden, and we stumbled across this on the edge of the small main downtown area (Spirit square). An historic building not large but a fun old dusty shelf book store with used books and small cafe upstairs. The food was very tasty and you could tell they used fresh herbs, and wonderful... More 

1 Thank BenLar137

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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, Gluten Free Options
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?