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“Great lunch!”

Driftwood Cafe at the Wickaninnish Inn
Ranked #21 of 51 Restaurants in Tofino
Description: Nestled on the Beach level of Wickaninnish Inn's Beach Building, the Driftwood Café offers a range of specialty espresso drinks, fruit smoothies, and a wine and beer selection. What better way to start your day than with a light breakfast, including fresh, daily house-made pastries, muffins and granola bars, from the Driftwood Café. For lunch, readymade sandwiches and a daily made soup are on the menu to be enjoyed with a view of Chesterman Beach, cozied up inside or al fresco on the outdoor patio (weather permitting). All breakfast and lunch Café items are available to take with you on your morning beach walk or packaged to go for your daily activities. The occasional live music night*, accompanied by your preferred evening beverage is a perfect way to end your day in Tofino! *Check the Wickaninnish Inn's events page for more information on Driftwood Café Live Music Nights.
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Description: Nestled on the Beach level of Wickaninnish Inn's Beach Building, the Driftwood Café offers a range of specialty espresso drinks, fruit smoothies, and a wine and beer selection. What better way to start your day than with a light breakfast, including fresh, daily house-made pastries, muffins and granola bars, from the Driftwood Café. For lunch, readymade sandwiches and a daily made soup are on the menu to be enjoyed with a view of Chesterman Beach, cozied up inside or al fresco on the outdoor patio (weather permitting). All breakfast and lunch Café items are available to take with you on your morning beach walk or packaged to go for your daily activities. The occasional live music night*, accompanied by your preferred evening beverage is a perfect way to end your day in Tofino! *Check the Wickaninnish Inn's events page for more information on Driftwood Café Live Music Nights.
Reviewed 15 July 2019

We enjoyed a great, tasty lunch.
The staff was very attentive and efficient.
The atmosphere was wonderful, wood burning fire place, and a great view.

Date of visit: July 2019
2  Thank msvemann
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Reviewed 7 July 2019 via mobile

This is a lovely place, tucked away in the corner of chesterman beach. We popped in for a drink and enjoyed fresh and healthy smoothies in a comfortable and relaxed setting, with friendly staff and great sea views.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank 686job
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Reviewed 20 June 2019

My husband and I walked into the Wickaninnish yesterday. We are both in our 60s and not particularly threatening. We had been walking on the beach and we were not dressed as nicely as sometimes; however, not inappropriately. We had on jeans and a wind suit. The staff at the desk made it clear to us that the restaurants are for guest only. A man then walked with us until it was clear we would be getting in our car to leave.
We are both highly educated and successful in second fulfilling careers. We were treated very rudely.

Date of visit: June 2019
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5  Thank Pauletta B
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guestrelationswick, Guest Relations Coordinator at Driftwood Cafe at the Wickaninnish Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2019

Dear Pauletta B,

Thank you for posting a Review of your experience at the Wickaninnish Inn earlier this week.

We were very surprised to read of your experience as we welcome all guests of the Wickaninnish Inn with the same friendly and sincere greeting whether they are guests staying with us or guests visiting to enjoy our On The Rocks Bar, The Pointe Restaurant, Driftwood Café or spa services at Ancient Cedars Spa. We do offer to our outside guests the following services during our Summer hours from May 18-October 14:

• The Pointe Restaurant for brunch until 2:00pm and early dining times beginning at 5:00pm at The Pointe Restaurant for dinner. We do not take reservations for brunch and dinner reservations are highly recommended.
• Lunch, dinner and cocktail service at our On the Rocks Bar from 11:00am until 11:00pm. Walk-in service only as we do not take reservations at our On the Rocks Bar.
• All day service at our Driftwood Café from 7:00am to 6:00pm, as well as our Music Nights held every other Thursday evening and every Thursday evening during July and August from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
• Ancient Cedar Spa inquiries for spa treatments, yoga classes and our Steam Cave are available from 8:30am to 8:00pm daily.

Please note that we do hold some specific events for our in-house guests only throughout the year in which the above areas may not be available.

As mentioned above, we are very surprised by your experience and we would welcome the opportunity to speak with you personally to fully understand and learn from your experience. Accordingly, we would appreciate you providing us with your name and your preferred method of contact to sandy@wickinn.com so that we may arrange for one of our Senior Managers to contact you directly.

Again, we are very sorry for your experience and sincerely hope you will allow us the opportunity to speak with you regarding your experience and concerns.

Sandy Stocker
Guest Relations Coordinator

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Reviewed 6 June 2019

Stopped in here before going out on a beach walk and ordered a kale smoothie, which was a perfect light start for the day. Not much space to sit and linger and the view is definitely better at The Pointe.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Thank sdelahalle
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Reviewed 20 March 2019

Perfect setting for a quick coffee and snack when you just want to sit and watch the waves after a long walk on beautiful Chesterman beach. Outdoor seating is perfect when weather permits.

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank kinderale
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