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Barb's Bakery & Bistro

$$ - $$$Cafe, , Soups
1-121 McPhillips Ave, Ganges, British Columbia V8K 2T6, Canada
+1 250-537-4491
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“bread” (33 reviews)
“sandwiches” (19 reviews)
Opens in 13 min
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Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1-121 McPhillips Ave, Ganges, British Columbia V8K 2T6, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped at Barb's Bakery midmorning for breakfast. I had a very good skillet (Heargan's ??) meal with delicous sourdough bread toast. The food was as good as advertised and the service while a bit relaxed and slow was decent. I would eat here again.

Thank Glidr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This busy place offered good service and a really nutritious curry for lunch. The service was attentive but not rushed. Lots of lunch hour get togethers and informal business meetings going on. Good place to people watch. Their apple Ginger Zinger chased away my cold!

Thank Gail D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While I visit Barbs regularly for morning pastry treats and an espresso to take to work, last Saturday I seated myself in the restaurant. I ordered a Brekkie Bun plus bacon and coffee. Lovely start to my day, excellent eggs and cheese topped with bright...More

Thank Sailorboy102
Reviewed January 19, 2018

Barbs is almost always busy with plenty of locals lining up for the great food and good service. Incredible baked goods as well as gluten free bread. They usually sell out! One of the best breakfasts on the island, took me way too long to...More

Thank owlchemist
Reviewed December 3, 2017

Very popular. Good food and pleasant service. Cafeteria style place which gets crowded. Also has on site bakery with good pastries.

Thank casast.maria
Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

Lovely bakery with take-out and cafe seating, attached to a larger sit down restaurant with table service. We were a party of 7 right at lunch time on a holiday Monday and needed to wait for 20 minutes, and decided to split into two groups...More

Thank Kit V
Reviewed November 10, 2017

My husband and I met our Sister-in-Law at Barb's Buns in the early afternoon on Friday, November 10th for lattes on their patio. We were very happily surprised when we got to the Till to pay for our drinks, only to be told that it...More

2  Thank Trudy L
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

Had trouble breathing inside due to how crowded it was, also smells like non eco/scented cleaning products

Thank Caroline J
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

After hitting up Burgoyne Bay Provincial Park for a quick hike to Daffodil Point, my wife and I heard, via word-of-mouth, that Barb’s would be an excellent spot for lunch. We were not disappointed!! We both ordered salads, with the Mrs. ordering the Warm Maple...More

Thank TravellerJRS
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Yes. Go. Get The bread. Do it! The bead here is delicious. The soups smelled amazing also. Was very busy place but lines moved quickly.

Thank Gordon F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-121 McPhillips Ave, Ganges, British Columbia V8K 2T6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Salt Spring Island  >  Ganges
  • Phone Number: +1 250-537-4491
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