We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Duncan Garage Cafe & Bakery

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
330 Duncan St, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 3W4, Canada
+1 250-748-6223
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cinnamon buns” (10 reviews)
“soups” (12 reviews)
“quiche” (8 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
330 Duncan St, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 3W4, Canada
All Details
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (190)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 186 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been to this cafe a number of times over the years. This time I tried their pad Thai. It was lovely. The vegetables are nice and fresh and the sauce delicious. I have yet to try anything bad on their menu, so I...More

Thank mesachie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on our way to Nanaimo and specifically stopped off here to have lunch. They have a very good selection of food and healthy too. It was delicious. Sat outside on the pavement which was fun people watching. Have a gift store inside with...More

Thank Di S
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

This place is very awesome with a bakery - restaurant and a large bookstore. You can grab a coffee and a baked good and sit in the bookstore and relax for the day or wander to the park across the street. The food was excellent...More

Thank gizbot
duncangaragecafe, Manager at Duncan Garage Cafe & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for for coming in! Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 26 July 2018

We were in Duncan at the 39 days of July and bought Cinamon Buns from the Duncan Garage Bakery. We took them home to have for afternoon tea. They were very large and tasty. A meal in them selves.

Thank honeybunny2014
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Their food always tastes so fresh and healthy. They offer gluten free pizza and treats, as well as an ever changing menu of delicious items.

Thank IanJ1913
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Stopped into Duncan and on 1st look thought we would drive out again without stopping to eat but then... happened upon this cool place. Great coffee, wide range of healthy food options...and something sweet from the bakery in the building as well. Looks like it...More

Thank Brizziana
duncangaragecafe, Manager at Duncan Garage Cafe & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thanks for stopping in!

Reviewed 20 June 2018

I have gone several times. Once in a long while, they make something really great and the rest of the time blaaagh. Spelt cinnamon bun - threw it out. NGI "sticky" bun dry and yucky and I threw it out. Pizza is yucky and I...More

Thank Cynthia M
duncangaragecafe, Manager at Duncan Garage Cafe & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Terribly sorry that your experience at the Duncan Garage was not ok. Please feel free to come in and ask for the front end manager so we can rectify your food experiece. Thank you.

Reviewed 19 June 2018

Everything I have had here has been really good. And it is a bonus that most of it is really healthy food. The Rhubarb and caramel dessert served in a little canning jar was one of the best things I have ever had.

Thank tonil981
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Stopped in here to grab food to go on our way camping. We grabbed a Garage Smoothie, an Americano, Veggie Pizza Slice, Trio Salad, Lemon Lavender Bar, Vegan Brownie and a Cinnamon Swirl Loaf. Each item was incredibly delicious! So good that we stopped there...More

Thank westcoastsara
duncangaragecafe, Manager at Duncan Garage Cafe & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

So glad you enjoyex the Garage! Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 24 May 2018

Based on the reviews and the appearance of the gluten-free cinnamon buns, i was pretty excited.. this was THE worst, driest cinnamon bun i have ever had the misfortune to choke down. Must have been way more than a day-old! What a shame. I’ve eat...More

Thank lakebuddy52
duncangaragecafe, Manager at Duncan Garage Cafe & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Sorry that your cinnamon bun was dry! Next time you are in we will be happy to replace it, or your money. Ask for the front end manager.

Nearby HotelsSee all 206 hotels in Vancouver Island
Ramada by Wyndham Duncan Cowichan Valley
108 reviews
.64 km away
Falcon Nest Motel
39 reviews
.84 km away
Thunderbird Motor Inn
233 reviews
.85 km away
Super 8 by Wyndham Duncan
204 reviews
1.50 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Just Jake's
357 reviews
.17 km away
Craig Street Brew Pub
234 reviews
.16 km away
The Old Firehouse Wine and Cocktail Bar
125 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby Attractions
Duncan Farmer's Market
96 reviews
.21 km away
Cowichan Valley trail
38 reviews
.07 km away
Duncan Totem Poles
237 reviews
.14 km away
Judy Hill Gallery
16 reviews
.08 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
14 May 2017|
Response from duncangaragecafe | Property representative |
We are not a celiac friendly restaurant, however we offer many gluten free breakfast, lunch, baked goods, and drinks.Although we are careful there is always the risk of cross contamination. We do not take reservations, but... More
David S
23 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from duncangaragecafe | Property representative |
We do. Very few items contain sulphites, but always ask.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 AM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 330 Duncan St, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 3W4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Duncan
  • Phone Number: +1 250-748-6223
In Biology 11/12 Susan Minette was taught about eating lower on the food chain and the difference that would make on a planetary level. She began practicing a vegetarian lifestyle and became a certified organic farmer. Susan was running the Community Farm Store in Glenora and when she moved the business to town she thought it should be paired with a health food restaurant. She admits the idea was mostly selfish as she needed a healthy, vegetarian, organic restaurant to eat at. Eating and living sustainable, mindfully and respectfully became the mission statement for the Duncan Garage Cafe and Bakery. Your taste buds will be satisfied by local, organic food in the hub of Duncan! We serve great food and baked goods, super food hot drinks and smoothies, and have a full espresso bar. Everything is made from scratch and with love! These are a few of the local companies featured at he cafe: Peaks Coffee, Westholme Tea Farm, Organic Fair, Raincoast Aquaponics, Aby Lane Farm.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing