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Darwin's Cafe

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1084 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-2247
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This café is in the Botanical Gardens - and I cannot believe that there are not more reviews - we enjoyed the gardens and decided to have lunch --- relaxed and comfortable - staff was very friendly ---- and the food was a pleasant surprise - Darwin Breakfast was hardy with ham and sausages, roasted tomatoes and smashed potatoes -... More 

Thank dunc7906
Bellevue, Washington
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142 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We went to the Tofino Botanical Gardens that is located in the same place. I read the reviews of the Darwin's Cafe so we were looking forward to having a latte after our walk. To our dismay the young man behind the counter said he didn't know how to operate the latte machine. He apologized and felt bad. He said... More 

Thank nlance2016
Toronto, Canada
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1,409 reviews
789 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 837 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Darwin's is attached to the Botanical Garden, itself a charming place. The service is a bit slow, but the coffee and baked goods are worthwhile. The ambience is very agreeable.

Thank operalover939
Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This cafe is at the Tofino Botanical Garden. Even if the gardens aren't your thing, come here for coffee and a scone (or other pastry). This was the best coffee we had in Tofino.

Thank Anna V
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96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Serve coffe, tea, cakes and some hot food. Located in the botanical gardens and on Friday evenings there is a jazz night which we found to be excellent. The drinks are of the hire sets quality and the service is even better

Thank JohnDoherty1999
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We had a very light breakfast at the Cafe before going into the botanical garden for a tour, the coffee was awesome. I had an Americano. I had a cream cheese and blueberry muffin which was pretty good, it had a pat of cream cheese baked in the center.

Thank Cadbury_Hapsburg
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This cafe is in the botanical garden. you pay for the pass once and you can go back as often as you want to. The cafe has free wifi, good smoothies and good coffee. The hot dog was... well...a hot dog, but good quality meat. The service is friendly and the atmosphere is peaceful.

Thank Jeanne W
Salt Spring Island, Canada
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I love the Tofino Botanical Gardens - this sweet little café is part of the charm. Delicious soups and salads and some yummy baked treats - you can't go wrong. Only issues is that it is hard to find it open, though it could be just the time of year.

Thank Nicole M
Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Darwin's is a quaint coffee shop nestled aside the Tofino Botanical Gardens. Its a charming oasis with delicious espresso, lattes, and fattening desserts like carrot cake and chocolate torte. Good wi-fi and we enjoyed the gardens, chickens, and goats too. Only wish there had been some other food items- but chocolate cake for lunch turned out okay!

Thank Anne W
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Used to be the "only vegetarian restaurant in Tofino" but they don't serve anything except coffee and bars any more.

Thank Jessica0620

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Restaurant Details

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Cafe, American
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Address: 1084 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Clayoquot Sound  >  Tofino
  • Phone Number: +1 250-725-2247

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?