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Common Loaf Bake Shop

180 1st Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-3915
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cinnamon buns” (29 reviews)
“panini” (12 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 19:00All hours
Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
180 1st Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Turned up here at lunch time. It was busy and we had to queue up. The panini's were fresh and filling, ok not quite the same as a european panini but this is Canada so great. Looked like there were local people getting their take-out...More

Thank Phillip E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were desperate for a good cafe- Canada doesn't do them the same way England does! This place smelt incredible so we went in for lunch. We both had chicken, pesto, tomato, spinach, mozzarella paninis. The bread was great, the filling was ok but there...More

Thank Katdave19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch spot. Busy place but with enough space to accomodate all customers. Food is very good, coffee is great and the atmosphere is laid back.

Thank Caroline d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was really slow, in fact we left before buying anything, but did look around. We arrived around lunchtime, unfortunately, so it was busy. There is lots of seating outside around the building. We had a brief look at what was available and everything was...More

Thank Tracy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a lot of fuss made about this bakery, but the baked goods really weren't that great. My muffin had the texture of a day or two old. The loaf of bread we purchased didn't seem very fresh and wasn't very flavourful. I wouldn't...More

Thank trvlwrldgrl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe it's just how they do it in Tofino but the the service was really lacking. The staff were unsure how old the sandwiches were so we opted for a fresh made hot sandwich. The chicken sandwich was good, along with the roti sausage-roll type...More

Thank wolf_miner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The bread was nothing more than average, but the prices are sky high, clearly a result of tourist season in a very remote beach town.

1  Thank dkinuk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here several times. Great gluten free options, good panini and great vibes! We really enjoyed this friendly, happy place. Loved the upstairs balcony.

Thank rhyhalpern
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were not at all friendly and we failed miserably to order what we wanted as the lady taking our order just didn't want to help us. when the food arrived it was less than average. My coffee sat at the bar for 20...More

1  Thank Sussex7
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We stopped in for dessert after an early dinner. The selection of bars and treats was quite good (about 8+ options up front). I also had a coffee (latte). Everything was good and tasty, certainly filled the bill!

Thank Kirk F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 1st Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District  >  Clayoquot Sound  >  Tofino
  • Phone Number: +1 250-725-3915
A local favorite since 1980, The Common Loaf Bake Shop provides hardy healthy and tasty fresh baked goods, gourmet coffee, breakfast and lunch choices.Local Favorites include world famous cheese buns and deliciously sticky cinnies. Internet access in this licensed establishment serving everything from a beer to a great specialty coffee make it a great spot to hang out. Please note our business does not accept credit or debit cards but we are conveniently located next to the bank.
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