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Columbia Bakery

2151 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 1H8, Canada
+1 250-758-7219
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (11 reviews)
“cakes” (11 reviews)
“bread” (14 reviews)
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7:00 am - 5:30 pmAll hours
Cafe, Canadian
2151 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 1H8, Canada
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1 - 10 of 52 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The first time ever I have been sold a pie in a Bakery and asked to microwave it. Came out as a soggy mess. If you are looking for a pie in Nanaimo give this a miss. Cakes may be ok but didn’t have one.

Thank David P
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I don't get this place - I have friends who love it, but I certainly don't find it all that good. The staff never seem all that happy to be serving customers. And the baking seems to straight out of the 1960's - all white...More

Thank E-Fish99
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Great breads and pastry items made in-house by a master German baker. The Kaiser buns are fantastic and always taste like "more". There are some imported foods. Deli section of pre-packaged meats. You can but a sandwich, pastry and a coffee or tea for a...More

Thank Donna N
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a coffee and a loaf of bread and walked out with a bag full of fresh deliciousness!! Ham and cheese croissants are out of this world and usually sell out in the later afternoon. I bought a few Quiche, dinner rolls, and an...More

1  Thank Poomba19
Reviewed 2 May 2017

An "old-fashioned" style German Bakery/coffee shop with breads, pastries and cookies prepared daily. You can small the aroma of fresh baking as you walk in! We recommend all their baking, but their "Chocolate Slider" cookies are simply irresistible!

Thank chrissC3065AS
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I buy the meat pies from this bakery, they are so good, highly recommended. The bread, buns and sausage rolls are all very good also. It's easy to get in to but hard to get out of the parking lot, a bit of a pain...More

Thank henderson8
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Wonderful bakery, awesome and knowledgeable staff and terrific place to stop for soup and a bun with coffee. I had their Borscht one afternoon and I can honestly say that it took me back to my childhood days with my beloved grandmother's memorable cooking. Absolutely...More

Thank Alicia M
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Paid $3.98 for great homemade Thai soup with freshly baked bun with butter! Fast and efficient service. Good size bowl of soup

Thank viislandgirl
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Columbia is both cafe and bakery. For the cafe you can select both sweet or savory, and there is soup and self serve coffee. Prices are reasonable and smaller appetites are not overwhelmed. The bakery has the best rye breads in both variety and quality...More

Thank ibunning
Reviewed 7 December 2016

If you like crusty, freshly baked, rye bread at a good price then this is the place to come to. I lived in Germany for 12 years and hands down their bread is as good, or better than Germany,s. Rolf has been baking since 1966...More

Thank travililinsonofagun
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Brenda G
2 October 2017|
Response from Donna N | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't work there. Love the goodies though. I'm not sure if they make pumpkin or not. Maybe call and see if they do 250-729-7921
mo b
23 June 2016|
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Response from canadian-moo | Reviewed this property |
Sorry i don't know. Perhaps they have a web site?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2151 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 1H8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-758-7219
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