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“Back in the 70's” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tuff Beans

Tuff Beans
Ranked #2 of 4 Coffee & Tea in Tofino
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Pitt Meadows, Canada
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104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Back in the 70's”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

It feels like a return to the 70's with a lot of surfers, great coffee and snacks. Who needs Starbucks....

Visited August 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Busy but good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

It was our first time in Tofino and we had a hard time finding options for a sit-down breakfast. We were staying at a resort without an on-site restaurant and were tired of bagels and coffee in our suite. The staff were friendly and efficient, though being early, they seemed a bit short-handed, but the food was good. We managed to grab a booth to sit in but barely, there are some patrons that were lingering sipping coffee and using the wifi which isn't the restaurant's fault, but as the interior is quite small it may impede other customers from having the full breakfast they wanted, and opting for take-out muffins or the like instead.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Americanuck
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Calgary, Alberta
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great Coffee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

We saw this shop driving into town and thought we would try it out for our morning coffees. The place is quite busy and its not surprising why. The coffee was great. A bit of a wait to get through the lines in the morning vs for example waits at Starbucks but was worth it! We went back every morning of our trip.

Visited August 2012
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Kitchener, Canada
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94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great value and yummy breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

This is one of the few places open early enough for breakfast in Tofino.

They serve great coffee and our breakfasts were the perfect size to start our day. The prices are also very reasonable and we could eat on the patio which was nice, but booths are also available inside.

Our only complaint is that although our service was fairly fast, they may be short-staffed during busy times of the day with only one person operating the till and serving the food early in the am.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Average breakfast place.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

There really isn't much choice for early breakfast in Tofino so we ended up going to Tuff Beans. Some of their items are pricey relative to the quantity and quality of the food. The americano I had that day wasn't so great either. If I ever go back I would go with the cheaper breakfast option instead of going for the $8-9 plates since we found them to be typical tourist town food.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MNlyn
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