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Barb's Bakery & Bistro

1-121 McPhillips Ave, British Columbia V8K 2T6, Canada
+1 250-537-4491
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (31 reviews)
“bread” (21 reviews)
“sandwiches” (19 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1-121 McPhillips Ave, British Columbia V8K 2T6, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat on the sunny patio. I had the Salish Skillet. Every item on my plate was absolutely delicious, from the pesto eggs to the smoked salmon to the roasted tomatoes and the toast and homemade jam. My husband liked his breakfast too, but I...More

Thank Prairiedrifter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent coffee, full breakfast menu at seated area plus wonderful variety at the bakery counter. Recommend the pull apart buns to share later for lunch with soup. Love, love, love this place.

Thank bmonson
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good spot in downtown Ganges to hang with the locals, have some decent food, or buy something at the bakery. Always worth a visit. Closed Sundays amd holidays.

Thank simonholwill
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Went to Barb's every day during my 3-day stay at Ganges. First time on a cold afternoon - had the hot appie (apple, cranberry, mint, ginger) and the brownie with walnuts. Both fabulous! Came back for the hot appie and a cheese twist (yummy even...More

Thank skytripping
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I can't imagine this place getting a poor review. The food and service are excellent, the smoothies are one of my favourites, without a doubt the best on the Island. Only drawback is that it can get very busy/crowded for Salt Spring Island but that's...More

Thank SaltspringDesign
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Good solid pub fare with great specials . Excellent water view with generally friendly and efficient service.

Thank Wayne M
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Purchased the sour dough seed bread. Very tasty. Went back several times for this bread. There is a coffee shop on site as well. Always busy so that tells me it is one of the go to places in town.

Thank 59Sheryl
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Visited here with a group - some wanted hot drinks and some wanted beer. Very good selection of tea, I went for the hot apple juice which was amazing and not something I'd usually try. Staff were friendly & attentive, the place was clean with...More

Thank Melanie M
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We so enjoyed our lunch of gluten free chicken and goat cheese sandwich. And lentil/curry vegetarian soup. To die for. And my absolute favorite was the soul warmer warmed juice drink. Omg! So good.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Love to stop in at Barb's on our regular trips to SSI. Amazing, friendly atmosphere and fabulous goodies and coffee. Great community feel.

Thank ehmaya
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-121 McPhillips Ave, British Columbia V8K 2T6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Salt Spring Island
  • Phone Number: +1 250-537-4491
  • E-mail