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Roost Farm Bakery & Vineyard Bistro

9100 East Saanich Rd | at Mc Tavish Road, North Saanich, British Columbia V8L 1H5, Canada
+1 250-655-0075
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“sandwiches” (29 reviews)
“bread” (28 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 am - 8:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Canadian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
9100 East Saanich Rd | at Mc Tavish Road, North Saanich, British Columbia V8L 1H5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We always try to visit The Roost while visiting Vancouver Island and were so very pleased to see the expansion. WOW! Well done! What a lovely space you have created! The bakery choices are amazing and I loved looking at the local pottery for sale....More

1  Thank Plenderleiths
RoostFarmBakeryBistr, Manager at Roost Farm Bakery & Vineyard Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for this great review. Our bakers work diligently all night long to offer our customers fresh home made baking each morning. At the same time, our chef's use as much local products as possible when in season to allow for the fresh and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't been to the Roost for over a year and were surprised to see that it had been expanded and renovated since we were last there. Although it has lost some of it's small café atmosphere, it is a major improvement if you want...More

Thank CoolCouple99
RoostFarmBakeryBistr, Manager at Roost Farm Bakery & Vineyard Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for writing such a great review. We are happy to hear our renovation and Bistro has been well received and busier than ever. I will surely pass along your comments to our chef and staff. We look forward to serving you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A twenty minute drive from Downtown Victoria, towards Sydney is a country farm worth a visit. The Roost Farm Bakery and Vineyard Bistro offers a unique blend of experiences. The best being having a home cooked meal and picking up a few baked goods for...More

Thank Gregory Z
RoostFarmBakeryBistr, Manager at Roost Farm Bakery & Vineyard Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the followup feedback. This means a lot to the Roost and our staff. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Twice in a row in the last few months we have had average food and terrible service. Used to be a go to place for a reliable, simple, fresh meal served with a smile. Maybe the expansion has caused issues but it is not the...More

Thank whereever
RoostFarmBakeryBistr, Manager at Roost Farm Bakery & Vineyard Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am sorry to here about your experience at the Roost. As you know have been trying to blend our bakery and bistro and I think that has been to our detriment. We have been trying to make every experience enjoyable and hoping to improve...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and friendly staff! Lots of parking, Great place for breakfast lunch or dinner. Baked goods are excellent!

Thank dsb130
RoostFarmBakeryBistr, Manager at Roost Farm Bakery & Vineyard Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review. Our chef's are amazing and they takes great pride in their work. There choices are creative, delicious and ever so popular . Hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband had an awesome pizza [the vegetarian] and I had to try a mouthful - the caramelized onions were so delicious that I was pleased he couldn't eat it all so we have some to bring home. He also tried their local red wine,...More

Thank Mary J
RoostFarmBakeryBistr, Manager at Roost Farm Bakery & Vineyard Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this amazing review. Lunch at the Roost is a tradition amongst alot of our customers. Our lunch cooks are proud of the menu and as busy as they are, they always manage to offer a great meal....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delightful farm fresh everything! If you like sweet desdert wines they gave some very good ones, Ginger infysed was my favorite. There is also an excellent semi dry white that should not be missed.

Thank dawnaddy2017
RoostFarmBakeryBistr, Manager at Roost Farm Bakery & Vineyard Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback. Yes! We really do have it all. The bakery, bistro & winery. It would be our pleasure to serve you once again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Riding our bikes from Victoria to Swartz Bay for the ferry back to the Lower Mainland, we had some time to stop for lunch ... At the exit for Victoria Airport and up the hill to the Roost. Well worth getting into the low gears...More

Thank BlueJayJohn
RoostFarmBakeryBistr, Manager at Roost Farm Bakery & Vineyard Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review...and by the way, we LOVE when riders stop in for lunch. We can't wait to see you on your next visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time at this unique farm having local goods for a delicious breakfast! Love the out of town location!

Thank Bonelltravell2
RoostFarmBakeryBistr, Manager at Roost Farm Bakery & Vineyard Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the positive feedback. I will pass along your comments to our chefs regarding how great the food was and it would be our absolute pleasure to serve you and your guests next visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 24 guests for breakfast and only one hour to eat it and they were wonderful. Everyone loved their food - bacon was to die for, coffee was delicious and while waiting for our food, every one of us lined up to purchase goodies...More

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RoostFarmBakeryBistr, Guest Relations Manager at Roost Farm Bakery & Vineyard Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this amazing review. Breakfast at the Roost is a tradition amongst alot of our customers. Our breakfast cooks are proud of their breakfasts and as busy as they are, they always manage to offer a great meal....More

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Barbara Anne G
13 October 2017|
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Response from Gregory Z | Reviewed this property |
The Manager's name is Deanna Young. Her phone number is 250-655-0075. Likely best to call her to answer your question. Cheers.
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franceshenry
2 July 2016|
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Response from RoostFarmBakeryBistr | Property representative |
Hi Fran, I have your phone number and I'll call you today. Thank you for your inquiry. Denice 250-589-8631
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sandrel72vw
14 April 2016|
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Response from RoostFarmBakeryBistr | Property representative |
Good morning. Apologies for not seeing this message. I see you've called the Roost and had your questions answered. I am the Event Coordinator at the Roost and if I can be of assistance, please call me at 250-589-8631... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9100 East Saanich Rd | at Mc Tavish Road, North Saanich, British Columbia V8L 1H5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  North Saanich
  • Phone Number: +1 250-655-0075
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Description
We are a passionate farm! We create and share locally grown food and wines situated in the heart of North Saanich's pastoral landscape, the focus is on local food and wine, and sustainability. More than just a bakery/cafe, The Roost sits on 10 acres of farmland where we grow many items used to produce the food we proudly serve. The wheat grown and milled on-site is used to bake breads fresh daily. The blueberries, sheep, and a unique vineyard, all add to the authentic experience. You'll love coming out to our place! Whether you sit on the porch, get comfy in the secret garden, relax on our "chicken-bus", or laze at a picnic bench looking out over the farm and vineyard, you are sure to enjoy a passionate farm experience!
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