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“Pleasant Surprise”
Review of The Loaf

The Loaf
Ranked #12 of 55 Restaurants in Fernie
Price range: $6 - $38
Cuisines: Pizza, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Loaf has been growing and evolving for seven years, from a start-up in a miner's cottage to a firm favourite in Fernie's Downtown core. Owners Phil & Claire Gadd have always designed The Loaf to be accessible and affordable, a neighbourhood restaurant where everyone is welcome and feels comfortable, no matter what the time of day. With excellent food, made from scratch on the premises daily. Now its time for some changes: updating the interior to make a more comfortable dining experience, extending the list of craft beers and offering more wines and liquor and creating an environment where the focus is on exceptional food, good company and the relaxed dining experience. "Our perfect wish for Fernie is a place with craft beers, a good solid wine list by the glass, pizzas, pasta, and some other nice mains, but nothing too fancy. And that's exactly what we're aiming to do at The Loaf."
Calgary, Canada
1 review
“Pleasant Surprise”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

We arrived in Fernie without a clue as to where to eat. We came upon Loaf and it looked inviting. We could not have been happier to start our Thanksgiving weekend here! The waitresses were extremely knowledgable about the new menu and the kitchen staff were even joking with our children. Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Well done!

  • Visited October 2012
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Kona
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“The best pizza ever”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

We visit fernie often and make The Loaf one of our mandatory stops. The pizza is the best we ever had and the bread and baked goods are the bomb.

  • Visited July 2012
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“This was the best salmon I've ever had. Not overcooked, tasty with home made polenta.”
Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

I really enjoyed this meal. It's a clean, light, modern interior that serves high-quality food. Definitely recommend them for dinner.

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aspen, colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Maybe it will get better”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

OK, went to this place the second day it opened at its new location. I ordered the top entree - steak. Now, this is just when the restaurant started so you would think that the chef would have down the process of cooking a steak and put in a little extra love. You would be wrong, the steak was sent back for being raw - yes raw. Seared that's it. Ridiculous for a steak that costs as much as it did. Here's another eye-raising tidbit about this place...it is a bakery and we asked for some bread and butter because we were starving and just in from a log day fishing. THEY CHARGE FOR THE BREAD. $1.50/slice. Anyone out there ever, in their life, remember being charged for bread at a restaurant? How about at a bakery no less? How about during its grand opening? Ridiculous and clueless place.

Visited August 2012
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Phil G, Owner at The Loaf, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
I regret that you had a bad experience when you came to eat at our restaurant and unfortunately didn't received your food how it was ordered.

We were overwhelmingly busy that weekend and we strive at all times at Loaf Bakery to offer the best service we possibly can. Unfortunately this time I can only apologise for the experience and invite you back to confirm that we have improved on your first impressions

Also I would like to confirm that 98% of our customers leave our bakery with only praise and compliments for the level of food and service they receive.

Phil Gadd
Owner
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“Do not miss this in Fernie!”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

We ate at the new location and will be going back each day of our visit! The food and service is outstanding, staff is very warm and informed, the fresh baked bread is to die for. Everything is made in house try the antipasto platter for a starter. Pizza had great flavour with their own homemade dough.

  • Visited September 2012
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