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Barb's Bakery & Bistro

) #4 of 37 Restaurants in Salt Spring Island $$ - $$$ Cafe, , Soups
1-121 McPhillips Ave, British Columbia V8K 2T6, Canada
+1 250-537-4491
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (32 reviews)
“sandwiches” (19 reviews)
“soup” (13 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1-121 McPhillips Ave, British Columbia V8K 2T6, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very tasty and and the blended drink was good but came with a single use plastic straw.

Thank Ryan T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and beverages at breakfast & lunch. Good selection for omnivores & vegetarians. Perfect for groups where there are a variety of likes & dislikes.

Thank Sheryl T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food at the restaurant in Barb's buns is freshly made and delicious. There are plenty of vegan and gluten free options. I had a breakfast bowl of fresh vegetables and wonderfully poached eggs along with seed bread and preserves. My husband had the French...More

Thank lpv101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was delicious and served quickly! Our server (young, beautiful, blonde girl!) was very sweet and accommodating. Will be back soon&often!

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dropped in at noonish for a quick lunch on a rainy day. The place was buzzing .. .. .. every table full so we expected quite a wait for service. The service was fantastic - waiter was personable and efficient. He was busy but...More

Thank Russ C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I dropped in for breakfast, good food, good coffee, good service.It was really busy, but I was still looked after.

Thank europeantaste2015
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

My husband loved this restaurant! Eating gluten free can be a challenge. We had lunch here twice during our stay just because of the options for gluten free. Food was delicious. Great atmosphere. Downtown Ganges.

Thank Gail C
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Barb's is the local hangout for breakfast. I have been going here for many years, and the quality is still top drawer. If you have a sweet tooth, grab one of the pull-apart buns.

Thank rod2c
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Restaurant Details

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