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“Meh.. Better places for coffee and food..”

Common Loaf Bake Shop
Ranked #12 of 57 Restaurants in Tofino
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Nice seating upstairs, but the 'pizza' was barely ok, the muffins pretty bland, and the cappuccinos were not great (burnt beans)..

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We've eaten breakfast here before and were impressed by the quality of the food, hence the return trip. On this occasion, 08:50 on a Friday morning, it was busy but not packed. The barrista, according to my husband, was more interested in chatting to his mates than making coffee (a pet hate of both of us), and it took more than 30 minutes for our breakfasts to arrive, although in the meantime we had been offered 4 other breakfasts as the waitress didn't know who was having what, despite our being given numbers when we ordered. I almost accepted someone else's scrambled eggs and toast just to get something to eat!. When our breakfasts finally arrived there was a token 'sorry about the wait' from our server, and it was good food.
I don't usually moan about waiting staff because I think it's a thankless task, but they really were poor. Why not just ask for people's names when you take an order? They only offer about 4 different cooked things for breakfast, so how hard can it be?
We will be coming back to Tofino, but the Common Loaf will NOT be on our list of places to eat!

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Delicious and healthy soups and sandwiches with some sinful desserts to finish your lunch. There will be as many locals as tourists sitting at th lovely wooden tables.

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

A wonderful place for breakfast. Many fresh, delicious baked goods. I had the ginger scone, it was divine. Nice breakfast menu. We went here 2 days in a row for breakfast. Really good coffee too. Great view from the second floor. Fun, funky, friendly atmosphere.

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

We loved this bakery and joined the line at 8:00 am every morning to get ourselves goodies. The bread is simply excellent and the muffins, scones and cakes are scrumptious. They also have several vegan items. The service is also superb. I wish we had a bakery like this one in my hometown.

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