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“Okay baked donuts, sandwiches need to grow.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rhino Coffee House

Rhino Coffee House
Ranked #1 of 2 Bakeries in Tofino
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, Canadian
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Vancouver, Canada
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“Okay baked donuts, sandwiches need to grow.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

Only open for a couple days we gave it a try for a lunch sandwich and the much talked about donuts. I noted some 5 star reviews which is hard to accept when down the road there is a Chateau Relaix Inn that is truly 5 star and this is a coffee shop !
The building was previously The Breakers which had some superb sandwiches (which I dearly miss).
We shared a veggie sandwich from the short offering of sandwiches. Mistake. It was 90% bread (good bread though) and 10% veg. A couple paper thin slices of cucumber, a slice of tomato, a piece of lettuce, some mayo and a couple slivers of red and green pepper. Until I see someone with a hearty veggie sandwich in their hand I will hesitate to try again.
I read the burrito is good (I trust it has more filling than the sandwich) but did not see anyone having one during this lunch stop.
The chocolate donut with salted caramel sauce was quite good. A bit dry, but it is baked and not deep fried. Dipped in chocolate, then topped with some caramel sauce it tasted pretty good. A sprinkle of coarse sea salt would have put it over the top.
In a small town sprinkled with a dozen or more coffee shops the competition is uphill.
Compared to some other coffee spots in town, I can only give Rhino 3 stars.
Nice that they have tables to sit at inside which Breakers lacked.
I'll go back and try the burrito, but will wait until I hear a review from someone I know.

  • Visited December 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Dough-Licious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2013

Tofino's newest lil' gem! They make a great cup of coffee & an unreal Donut. Definitly worth checking out.

  • Visited December 2013
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Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“YES!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2013

Just had the chicken burrito and LOVED it! The chicken didn't have that rubbery texture that I don't like about most restaurants. It had that 'homemade' quality to it and was delicious...and there was lots of it! It was also nice and saucy just the way I like it. Tried a couple of the donuts as well and am super impressed!!!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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“Best new joint!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

Went in for the maple bacon donut, which is to die for, and liked the look of the burrito so ordered one too. It was delicious! Better than any other I've ever had. The atmosphere is fun and fresh. Exactly what Tofino needed!

  • Visited December 2013
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