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“Nice people, Decent selection”

Common Loaf Bake Shop
Ranked #13 of 53 Restaurants in Tofino
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Description: A local favorite since 1980, The Common Loaf Bake Shop provides hardy healthy and tasty fresh baked goods, gourmet coffee, breakfast and lunch choices.Local Favorites include world famous cheese buns and deliciously sticky cinnies. Internet access in this licensed establishment serving everything from a beer to a great specialty coffee make it a great spot to hang out. Please note our business does not accept credit or debit cards but we are conveniently located next to the bank.
Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice people, Decent selection”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

There was a fast moving line up and the aroma in the air was fantastic. I only wish we hadn't just come from lunch. We bought a few treats, an odd shaped chocolate croissant and a gluten free brownie. Not being gluten sensitive I am used to good chocolate brownies. Perhaps if thats if you are used to gluten substitutes you might have liked this. we didn't eat more then a bite and threw it away, overly sweet ( and I like sweet) I enjoyed my unconventional chocolate croissant. Not really close to the best I've had not light and flaky. Their cinnamon buns looked good. I liked the atmosphere and to be fair I would need to try some more of their offerings before passing final judgement.

Visited December 2012
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Sidney, Canada
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120 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great homey comfort food with a twist.”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

This is another of our mainstays when visiting Tofino.
We often stop in and gather food to take with us on a hike and to pick up a warm drink.
All their bakery items are amazing, and usually have some interesting combinations to try - never had a bad one. Staff are relaxed, but efficient and get the food out quick if you are eating in.
Hard to pick just one item - usually walk out with extras to eat later:)

  • Visited October 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“The not so common bakery”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

This is one of the first bakery/coffee shops in Tofino and it is still going strong. Here you can find almost any coffee or tea combination you can think of, and a wide assortment of pastries that cater to all diets - vegetarian, gluten-free, savoury or sweet. Open early in the morning it's a great place to start your day. Upstair seating is quiet and gives you a view.

Visited December 2011
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Halfmoon Bay, Canada
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159 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Bread Doughy”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

We bought their bread and although very fresh and tasting good seemed to be very doughy. Pastries were tasty. Service friendly and casual.

Visited November 2012
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Port Alberni, Canada
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89 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Businesses come and go but Common Loaf has been there forever”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

Well, as long as I can remember from my first trip to Tofino in the eighties.
And we have stopped there every time! Gluten free products, spelt bread, ginger products and chocolate croissants leave the place with us.
You have to be there early in the day for those croissants, they sell out quickly.

  • Visited October 2012
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