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Barb's Bakery & Bistro

) #5 of 38 Restaurants in Salt Spring Island $$ - $$$ Cafe, , Soups
1-121 McPhillips Ave, British Columbia V8K 2T6, Canada
+1 250-537-4491
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (32 reviews)
“bread” (21 reviews)
“sandwiches” (19 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1-121 McPhillips Ave, British Columbia V8K 2T6, Canada
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21 - 30 of 197 reviews

Reviewed 22 December 2016

The seafood chowder here is so good that I just can't seem to order anything else. More recently you can get the chowder to go, which is great. served with sour dough or seed bread. a bowl and the bread makes for a very filling...More

Thank Margaret j
Reviewed 9 November 2016

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

Thank DrHoch
Reviewed 9 November 2016

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...More

Thank MistChaser
Reviewed 8 November 2016 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!

Thank Bernie P
Reviewed 31 October 2016

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...More

Thank Janey G
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...More

Thank Speederchick
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...More

Thank Intrepid8
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...More

Thank Rhiannon5
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!

Thank Lydni R
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
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
  • E-mail
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