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“Fun little bake shop in Tofino”

Common Loaf Bake Shop
Ranked #19 of 58 Restaurants in Tofino
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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 September 3, 2009

We just stopped in for a quick breakfast before getting on the road. The location is central, and the interior is fun and comfortable.

The muffins are generous and delicious! I recommend the white chocolate and cranberry. Yum.

The coffee, however, is lacking - I had a decaf Americano (they don't serve decaf coffee, just espresso-based drinks) and it was watery and had that taste like it was made with that superheated water that comes from a tap rather than an espresso machine (note this probably isn't the case, it just tasted that way). I am a coffee (and espresso) lover, so this was disappointing.

They also have pre-prepared wraps and curry plates which looked good for the lunch crowd, as well as other baked goods.

It got very busy - arrive early if you want a table.

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Reviewed July 29, 2009

My family, including 4 adults, stopped for a drink and snack at Common Loaf Bakery in July 2009. We ordered as two couples. One couple had their coffee order completely forgotten because the cashier was too busy talking about getting off her shift and getting her portion of tips. The food and coffee were good when finally obtained. All went well for the second couple, and the food and drinks were good. Then, one of us went up to get a "to go" order. The counter help totally ignored them, helping people in line behind them. We don't think any of the service problems were unfriendly or on purpose. The staff just seemed ditzy and possibly preoccupied. The baked goods are excellent.

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Reviewed April 2, 2009

A great bakery with good coffee. Usually very busy.

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Reviewed March 16, 2009

I used to live in Tofino and the Common Loaf cheese buns were legendary. Just went back and they are even better than they used to be. Great bread, cinnamon rolls, lattes and muffins. They also serve soup and pizza.

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Reviewed January 30, 2008

its nice

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