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Barb's Bakery & Bistro

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1-121 McPhillips Ave, British Columbia V8K 2T6, Canada
+1 250-537-4491
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07:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
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Murphysboro, Illinois
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We highly recommend the soups and the baked goods, which were delicious. The staff and customers are friendly.

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Thank DrHoch
Denver, Colorado
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently, we spent four days in Victoria, British Columbia. I think the fact that we spent 2 our of our 4 days having lunch at Barb's says it all! When we asked various people where to get good fish, the answer unanimously was Barb's. We took a harbor tour the first time we went and were surprised to see that... More 

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Thank MistChaser
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You have got to try the ginger swirls- fantastic. If you're up for a chill out time with great food and cakes it's got to be Barbs. Lovely laid back atmosphere. - watch out for your waistline expanding!

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Thank Bernie P
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my daughter both visited here and we miss it so much. The fast service and the food on offer was mouth watering, ganges is such an awesome area...I want to go back. We had course after course of fresh local food and the people were so friendly.

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Thank Janey G
British Columbia
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250 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is one of those places that has changed hands several times. Now it is a great place for breakfast. It's a little noisy and hectic because it is very busy (a good sign) with a delightful menu - lots of smoothies and healthy stuff on the menu. Loved my granola. Others at my table raved about the oatmeal and... More 

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Thank Speederchick
Brunswick, Maine
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52 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Ganges is a favorite destination when I am sailing in the Gulf Islands, and Barb's is my favorite destination in Ganges. The bakery and restaurant offer extensive choices for breakfast and lunch, and the service is friendly, prompt and a great source of what to do on Saltspring Island

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Thank Intrepid8
Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I loved this dog-friendly restaurant with charming and fast service. The food was amazing. I had the ahi tuna with soba noodles and roasted cashews. Delish! Taryn, my cheery server, was the best and made me feel like I came there everyday. Some dogs are roaming free on the deck so I had mine in a dog stroller.

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Thank Rhiannon5
Ashland, Oregon
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We've been here nearly every 3rd day for either a baked goodie (the cinnamon & ginger buns are delish), a loaf of sandwich bread (seed or sourdough) or breakfast. Darn good choice - whatever you do!

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Thank Lydni R
NZ
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Busy, always and closes way too early in the afternoon. Best clam chowder makes a perfect lunch. Don't be late or it will sell out!

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Nanaimo, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

The bread and baked goods are so good. Great place to eat. The restaurant is big and they have an outdoor patio.

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Thank roxannewanamaker

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-121 McPhillips Ave, British Columbia V8K 2T6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Salt Spring Island
  • Phone Number: +1 250-537-4491

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?