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Barb's Bakery & Bistro

$$ - $$$Cafe, , Soups
1-121 McPhillips Ave, Ganges, British Columbia V8K 2T6, Canada
+1 250-537-4491
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“bread” (28 reviews)
“sandwiches” (17 reviews)
“soup” (15 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1-121 McPhillips Ave, Ganges, British Columbia V8K 2T6, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I refuse to talk ill of this wonderful, tasty and renowned spot on Saltspring Island. Our pizza twists, cheezie croissants, sausage rolls and beverages were right on the money and worth the hype. The menu boards all looked wonderful, it was bustling and a quick...More

Thank Jo D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

love that you can either order to go in a line or sit down and order. great food and excellent service. had to go back a 2nd time the next day.

Thank mykason27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best assortment of buns and sweet treats! With a lovely patio in the sun, you can stop here for a coffee and treat or a full meal. The lemon tarts were amazing with fresh lemon curd. Fresh fruit smoothies of all kinds are served if...More

Thank Jaime S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Barb's is a great bakery and cafe. Excellent food and good service. We had to check out the bread sticks because we saw so many people leaving with them sticking up out of their bags. We went back twice in our short stay on Saltspring.

Thank Cherie N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us went out to breakfast at Barb's Buns on Tuesday, August 22nd. All of us thought our meals were excellent and that the portions were quite large. We also thought that our waitress was very polite and attentive. We sat inside the Restaurant,...More

1  Thank exchef1
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This place was a nice find that had great food and lots of gluten-free stuff. Lots of healthy stuff to pick from.

Thank Ginny M
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We went to Barb's for lunch, expecting an average cafe experience. Instead, we were blown away by the amazing food. One guest had the Olive and Thyme Grilled Cheese. It was a deluxe sandwich - forget the grilled cheese of your childhood! Amazing flavour combinations...More

Thank Devnter
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Awesome selection of baked goods, Americano was well made and the restaurant menu for breakfast full of ideas. So enjoyed every aspect. We sat outside and enjoyed the morning glory muffins and coffee. Then came ordering..eggs benny with guacamole and bacon. The other pesto &...More

Thank Brenda R
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This is the one place in Salt Spring's Ganges area that has never disappointed me. lots of choices including vegetarian, friendly casual atmosphere -- and busy.

Thank Toby F
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Oh, dear! This spot is such a heritage site for so many Salt Springers, and I really want to give it a higher rating than I'm going to. It's such a charming, lively place to hang out, but the food is quite inferior in contrast...More

2  Thank LH M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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, Ganges, British Columbia V8K 2T6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Salt Spring Island  >  Ganges
  • Phone Number: +1 250-537-4491
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