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True Grain Bread

1725 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1NO, Canada
+1 250-746-7664
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pastries” (22 reviews)
“cookies” (39 reviews)
“bread” (49 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 18:00All hours
CUISINES
Healthy, Canadian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1725 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1NO, Canada
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1 - 10 of 141 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I dare you to walk out of True Grain Bread without buying something! We love the ginger snap cookies and Italian focaccia 6-pack of buns! Sooooo tasty!

Thank Moochie-La-La
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Organic alone just doesn't cut it anymore. In fact, it can be environmentally irresponsible: shipping poor-quality, out-of-season ingredients from, say, California or Mexico even eastern Canada simply because it's organic when better quality alternatives are available locally leaves a huge carbon footprint. Beware of establishments...More

Thank greasysp00n
Bruce S, Owner at True Grain Bread, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sometimes I wonder if people understand what we do and why we do it. Wow, I know at least one person does! Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. Have you tried the new Heritage line of Organic BC Flour? We have wholeground...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in to buy hotdog buns,bought the last pack of 6..they were good but too expensive! $ 6.00 for six.. one dollar each. Even the least expensive camping meal is getting to be over priced.. a shame. They were just buns.More

Thank Theresa595
Bruce S, Owner at True Grain Bread, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Theresa: Thanks for taking time to comment. At True Grain, we pride ourselves on using only the highest quality ingredients. This includes not using the methods commonly used such as protein enhancers and dough conditioners. (count the ingredients on a True Grain bun vs....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You need to check this place out. Go in and you'll immediately notice the wafting smell of baked goods. Get some carrot cake cookies or other baked goods. The staff are nice and it can get busy, but it's worth it.

Thank ProfAragon
Bruce S, Owner at True Grain Bread, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to comment on our business. Hope you come to see us again. Bruce

Reviewed 18 May 2017

Was on a weekend away trip and came across this fabulous bakery. What a hidden treasure. I will be back again. Organic, local bakery products. Oh and the gingerbread cookies are amazing. You won't be sorry, worth the drive.

Thank tbeach2002
Bruce S, Owner at True Grain Bread, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our bakery. I am glad you had a great experience. Hope to see you soon,

Reviewed 11 May 2017

Great selection quality bread and bakery goods. Friendly inflormed service. Owner operated business. Great to see

Thank Brent D
Bruce S, Owner at True Grain Bread, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thanks for the great review, glad you enjoyed your visit, Bruce

Reviewed 6 May 2017

In spite of the distance we have managed to make many visits here over the years and the bread never disappoints, it is quite wonderful. This time we bought six of the most perfect rolls and an equally perfect Red Fife loaf, something you don't...More

Thank Pamela J
Reviewed 6 April 2017

A wonderful bakery. Not just real bread made from old fashioned grain but lovely pastry's ,cookies & granolas. Always good & always busy. Go early to get a good selection. Friendly staff. We are fortunate to live close by so we can enjoy regularly. Lucky...More

Thank Marilyn B
Bruce S, Owner at True Grain Bread, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Thanks for your great review, I appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Bruce

Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We were walking along the bay on a Sunday afternoon and decided to stop in for a cup of coffee to warm up. The bakery had been recommended but we were pleasantly surprised. This little shop had a wide array of coffees to choose from!...More

Thank Janet C
Bruce S, Owner at True Grain Bread, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Thanks for the great review! I am glad that you had an enjoyable visit.

Reviewed 25 February 2017

Love Cowichan Bay and was glad to find this little store. lots of very fresh items for everyone's liking.More

Thank Dennel M
Bruce S, Owner at True Grain Bread, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Hi Dennel: Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to write a review. I notice you gave us a 3 rating. It is important for my team to understand where we can improve. Of the last 25 ratings most are 5 of 5...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 8
Cuisine
Healthy, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments, Cash Only
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 18:00
Monday
08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday
08:00 - 18:00
Friday
08:00 - 18:00
Saturday
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1725 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1NO, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cowichan Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-746-7664
  • E-mail
Description
True Grain Bread is an old world-inspired European bakery specializing in "modern wheat free" ancient grains. We bake everything on site from scratch using primarily organic ingredients. Everything is hand-crafted and all of the bread is baked freshly every day.
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