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Sturdies Bay Bakery and Cafe

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2540 Sturdies Bay Road, British Columbia, Canada
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Arlington, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had visited this bakery several years ago and they had the best sausage rolls we had ever tasted and the coffee was amazing. This time around, it was not the same sausage rolls. Rather than sausage, it tasted like bland ground beef and even the pastry we tried was not exciting. We were really excited about visiting again, but,... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a nice bakery to find on this island! Eat inside or outside. Inspired: the vibe of the cafe Atmosphere: relaxed island cafe Service: very good Food and drink: nice breakfast selections Parking: walked over from our inn Discovered: looking for Babes in the Woods Eatery next door Return: you bet!

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Thank 275GTS
Mukilteo, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for coffee and an early breakfast. There are not a lot of choices in Sturdies Bay. Only the bakery (not the cafe) was open at 7:15. The coffee was good as were the pastries.

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Thank Richard R
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first day on the island we stopped in here for lunch. Both of our sandwiches were delicious! We also got an almond chocolate brownie which was fairly average and sort of bland. The next day we tried a scone and a croissant. The first was very chewy and the second was not flaky. They had decent flavor but not... More 

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Vernon, B.C.
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352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

One day I had the (excellent) homemade cinnamon bun lathered in cream plus a tea. The second day it was a veggie samosa. I enjoyed them both. Everything is freshly baked and delicious.

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Thank Silverwoods
Whitehorse, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Great fresh baked goods daily. Opened early. Has a few seats indoors and out for lingering. One morning we did buy a chocolatine that seemed more day-old than freshly made. Despite this, all other treats were marvellous from the breakfast calzone, breakfast Danish and croissants to the also fresh chocolatine. Lattes were great and we loved the laid back vibe... More 

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Mission, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We read the reviews and were puzzled by some of them as we found the service here very helpful and friendly. The goods we tried, a veggie version of a sausage roll and a Yum wrap both delicious along with the great cinnamon bun. Coffee was great! On our last day we stopped here at 7am and had coffee along... More 

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Thank 1956traveller
Duncan, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

The only place open early on Gali. Decent coffee but our takeaway chicken pies didn't seem to have any chicken? Had some lemon muffins that tasted like they were from a mix, pretty tart and dry. Good service.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

I love coming here in the mornings to grab some fresh bread and coffee. Be sure to go earlier in the day as a couple times we went in the afternoon and they were sold out of bread. Sturdies Bay bakery has become a regular part of our Galiano Island getaways!

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Thank Tiffany16
Vancouver, BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Not great for very early in the morning (early being 8am). I went hoping to try out one of their smoothies and a sampling of baked goods - I ended up with a rather stale apple turnover, which apparently could not be warmed up on site. The service was very blah - for 8am in the morning, and the server... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2540 Sturdies Bay Road, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Galiano Island

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