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Common Loaf Bake Shop

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180 1st Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
07:00 - 19:00
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Powell River BC
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The most amazing baked goods. Everything made fresh daily. Staff with huge smiles and a fun, upbeat vibe overall. Be prepared to ruin your diet!

Thank Lorrie S
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

had some paninis and a tofino bar...imagine a nanimo bar only twice as good! good service, home made food, tastes healthy (fresh) but not "too healthy"...good prices. liked by adults and kids.

Thank saanich g
Mount Vernon, Washington
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154 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Handy location with a good selection of fresh made breads and pastries. We had the whole wheat loaf and is was great.

Thank skagittraveller
London, Kentucky
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94 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wide selection of baked goods. Get there early for best selection. Muffins are low sugar. Sit upstairs for a nice view of Tofino.

Thank ukCorn
Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Freshly baked goodies to go with your meals. Good choices of food in a beautiful environment. Nice customer service.

Thank Surren1966
Kingston, Ontario
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355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I do not understand why this restaurant is so highly rated. The lady at the order cashier was not at all friendly and borderline rude. There were uncleared dirty dishes everywhere and the tables were not being wiped down, while the whole restaurant had an unclean look to it. Yes, it's funky so it has charm but the food was... More 

Thank Weerobbie
Victoria, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It so rare to find REAL food in a restaurant: real eggs (not that pasteurized muck out of a carton), real honest-to-god, hearty, seedy BROWN bread (without even asking for it) with real butter, real potatoes fried into hashbrowns, and very good coffee. I could have cried with happiness. Also fabulous bakery, artisanal pizzas. October sees condensation running down the... More 

Thank Cynthia B
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here to grab some breakfast. We ordered the breakfast sandwich and it was good. Thick slices of hearty seed bread with a good filling. I would have liked a little more ham but it was still tasty and good.

Thank Laura P
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Just a really nice place to go for coffee and baked goods. They serve lunch, but we only had a scone and coffee. The view from the second floor seating area is really pretty.

Thank inezlucie
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Our visit to tofino wouldn't be complete without a stop at this great place. We headed straight into town without even checking into our accommodations just to get a treat at this great little bakery and coffee stop. Tried a new one. Honey and bacon muffin. Wow. What a treat. Here for a few days I know we'll hit the... More 

Thank Richard P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 1st Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Clayoquot Sound  >  Tofino
  • Phone Number: 12507253915
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?