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“morning caffeination”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Tofitan Cafe

Tofitan Cafe
Ranked #30 of 52 Restaurants in Tofino
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout
Description: Since 2002 Tofitian has been bringing the passion of great coffee to Tofino. We proudly serve Fernwood Coffee, which quite simply is amazing. Our team of in house bakers crank out the delicious and nutritious treats all day long. House specialties include our from scratch Chai Lattes and the best Mocha of your life.
Victoria, Canada
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5 reviews
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“morning caffeination”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

Great hand made espresso drinks, awesome merch and a nice little covered patio outside for socializing. I can see how people think they favor locals, because they do- It's Tofino, that is to be expected.
Bring cash, that's all they take.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great coffee on the Island”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

Great coffee here served to your order however you have it, open early in the morning for when your on your run out of town to where ever and need a shot of good coffee, or sit down outside with a mate and have a chat, or go online with wifi and send your photos of surfing/kayaking/whales back home to let family & friends know that your doing just fine. Also great biscuits & slices.

  • Visited August 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“City people drinking coffee”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

This place will definitely feel a little weird if you're from the city. Seems like everyone who comes here knows each other. We sat down for 20 minutes or so to finish our coffee, and customers come and go as they chat with the staff about surfing or kayaking or something. It's a small place, with some stools, some computers, and a patio. There was only 1 staff, I'm not sure if she were an employee or the owner. She wasn't rude, but I found the locals were treated a little better. This is quite strange because the stores downtown actually show effort to take care of visitors.

I ordered a coffee but they didn't have drip, so I received an Americano, $2.75 for a 12oz. I guess I'm ok with with the price. The coffee itself isn't bad, wasn't watery, and wasn't thick so that it sticks to your mouth in a nasty way. It was smooth and had a nice flavour. Scent is weak but the taste is convincing.

There are no Starbucks or Tim's in town, so don't even bother looking for one you city people, this is definitely better. Although the decor looks quite ugly and is in desperate need of a renovation. I know the owner is trying to get a nature kind of look, but they got to clean it up.

  • Visited August 2013
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bc
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“If you are a local...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Coffee is good. Been there many times over many years. But unless you are a local there is never that sense that you are truly welcome. Given it many chances but it mostly stays the same. The sitting area is smoker- friendly which is disappointing, too. Hip and cool place but cool refers to customer service attitude. Kind of like Air Canada customer service.

  • Visited July 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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“"don't go here, I don't want it to get busier..."”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

Excellent coffee, great service and a real local feel. It's hard to see, but it's right beside the smoothie place at the "beach house".

Visited July 2013
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