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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“bread” (33 reviews)
“sandwiches” (19 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 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
Reviewed 26 July 2017

A place to hang out and have a nice coffee and bake goodies or light lunch. Very good bake items to try. A popular place.

Thank 145elite123145
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We ordered the Rosemary/Thyme Grilled Cheese with roasted veggies and olives. Glad we split the lunch. The grilled cheese sandwich was oh so cheesy with loads of flavour. It is not your typical grilled cheese sandwich. We ordered the Potato Cheddar Cheese soup - I...More

Thank Rose S
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We have had breakfast here many times and always considered it to be wonderful. First time we had lunch was today and what a disappointment. This is Barb's BAKERY...but the baked goods were awful. My wife and I each had a sandwich, one on a...More

Thank gerronimo
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Really great spot. Locals love this place and I can see why. The bakery is amazing, well priced, and delicious. Coffees are excellent. Place is packed in the mornings. Always a good sign.

Thank littleguyprod
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I had an amazing juice combination of beet, carrot, apple and ginger. Very revitalizing. They also do baked goods and bread. I had one of their enormous cheese twists, as well. It was a bit greasy, but good. There are also soups and sandwiches available....More

Thank taowalker
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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