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“The place to go in Tofino” 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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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Calgary, Canada
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“The place to go in Tofino”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

Tofino is at the very end of BC Highway 4. It is an arduous drive over the mountains of Vancouver Island; this is not an easy place to get to. But get there I did - apparently before the rest of the village had woken up.

There, at the first main intersection when you come in to Tofino, sits Tuff Beans, a bright little coffee shop, all yellow and cheerful with an interesting patio in front and plenty of seating. There are a few roomy booths with big windows, though the interior is not huge.

I had the Tuff Breakfast: your basic bacon and eggs, toast and coffee. And I got it just as I wanted it. Nothing complicated, just straight ahead, simple goodness. You can't go wrong with that.

Soon the place began to fill up. I suspect it was not just because it seemed to be the only place in town that was open. It attracts a clientele because they're doing things right. They've picked a simple, limited menu and just stuck to doing those things well. It works. Go there.

Visited September 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Always good, always busy.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

Love their breakfast & coffee. Be prepared for a line-up and limited indoor seating (the patio is where it's at anyways). Worth the wait in line- food comes out quickly and is consistently very good. Plus they're licensed, which is nice for a cafe (booze in your coffee!)

Visited August 2013
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“Exactly what you need, down side- entitled tourists!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Food value is above average for Tofino. I've lived on this for 35 years and have visited Tofino countless times. The city is overpriced if you compare it to a major metropolis but incase you slept through that drive in, it is not an easy journey, especially if you are a shipping truck. So price to value comparisons are mute. Food good, coffee good, service good. Been there several times, this time however we saw 1 woman sit in a booth for 4 using the free wifi sipping 1 tea for over 90mins (still there when we left) ignoring the steady stream of people coming in for Sunday am coffee and food. I don't know how the staff handle the stream of entitled tourists with their flakey oblivious attitude and help keep the people who run that town fed and fueled. A big hand to the staff, keep up the great work!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thornbury, Canada
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190 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“A very good breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is a busy place, but the food is great.
They know how to poach eggs, and the coffee is great.....but get there early, as space is limited.

Visited August 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great service and good breakfast place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

We ate at this coffee shop 3 of the 4 days we stayed in Tofino. The staff were great and the service top notch. The food was also great.

Visited August 2013
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