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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (34 reviews)
“sandwiches” (19 reviews)
“soup” (13 reviews)
Closes in 9 min
07:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1-121 McPhillips Ave, British Columbia V8K 2T6, Canada
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Went to Barb's every day during my 3-day stay at Ganges. First time on a cold afternoon - had the hot appie (apple, cranberry, mint, ginger) and the brownie with walnuts. Both fabulous! Came back for the hot appie and a cheese twist (yummy even...More

Thank skytripping
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I can't imagine this place getting a poor review. The food and service are excellent, the smoothies are one of my favourites, without a doubt the best on the Island. Only drawback is that it can get very busy/crowded for Salt Spring Island but that's...More

Thank SaltspringDesign
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Good solid pub fare with great specials . Excellent water view with generally friendly and efficient service.

Thank Wayne M
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Purchased the sour dough seed bread. Very tasty. Went back several times for this bread. There is a coffee shop on site as well. Always busy so that tells me it is one of the go to places in town.

Thank 59Sheryl
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Visited here with a group - some wanted hot drinks and some wanted beer. Very good selection of tea, I went for the hot apple juice which was amazing and not something I'd usually try. Staff were friendly & attentive, the place was clean with...More

Thank Melanie M
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We so enjoyed our lunch of gluten free chicken and goat cheese sandwich. And lentil/curry vegetarian soup. To die for. And my absolute favorite was the soul warmer warmed juice drink. Omg! So good.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Love to stop in at Barb's on our regular trips to SSI. Amazing, friendly atmosphere and fabulous goodies and coffee. Great community feel.

Thank ehmaya
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Yummy food, best macaroons. Great sandwhiches. Is a very busy place, obviosly popular with the locals.

Thank Wendy-Stuffsmith
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

The baked goods are really good. My $4.50 mocha was basically a cup of hot chocolate syrup. Great place for the baking though.

Thank Grahame M
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The food was excellent, very tasty and delicious! The waiter was fantastic, attentive, friendly and helpful! I highly recommend this place, it made our trip to Salt Spring Island so enjoyable. On the other hand DO NOT go to Morningside Organic Cafe near the Fulford...More

Thank Trapperdoggie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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