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Barb's Bakery & Bistro

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1-121 McPhillips Ave, British Columbia V8K 2T6, Canada
+1 250-537-4491
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Mon - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
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Regina, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Great place to eat. Best clam chowder . Big portions. Quick and friendly service my husband had A grilled cheese sandwich that was awesome. The clam chowder was great and served with a roll w high was huge and very tasty. We would go back in a heart beat

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1 Thank Bev V
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240 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This local favorite offers up delicious baked goods with swell breakfast, brunch and lunch choices. It's casual and busy; always a line for their in-demand bakery. The sign out front cheekily advertises itself as "Barb's Buns." Fun!!

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1 Thank Dougananda
Sidney, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Waited for fifteen minutes to get served. We were feeling like we were invisible. Another fifteen minutes for soup and salad to arrive. The food was very good and once we finished we waited, yet again, to get the bill. There were many servers and bus people, so I don't understand why the service was so slow. We finally got... More 

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4 Thank jojajade
Victoria, Canada
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

A friend and I went for a day trip to Saltspring Island and decided to try Barb's for lunch. It was very busy but there seemed to be 3 or 4 waitstaff, 2 bus people and several people in the kitchen. My friend and I each ordered soup and salad. We waited over 15 minutes for the waiter to take... More 

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4 Thank Snowy874
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Super chill place on SSI with the best bennies & granola on the island. Deliciousness on a dish;) every bite was amazing. Try the Blackstone add avacado. Mmmmmm. Don't forget your granola on the way out ! Best blueberry smoothie too. Yum. I'll be back. Thanks!!

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1 Thank Laurel W
Port Alberni, British Columbia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Very fresh and good. Busy but worth the wait. Had soup of the day with fresh bun. Delicious was homemade soup and bun. .

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1 Thank VancouverInnkeeper
North Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Had the fig and goat cheese chicken sandwich with an apple and sui choy slaw with a coffee. My husband had the salmon club sandwich with the clam chowder. We both really enjoyed our meal. Menu looked awesome wih loads of tasty and unique options showcasing local ingredients, generous portions, great service, and a laid back casual atmosphere. Highly recommend... More 

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1 Thank Zahida M
Vancouver, Canada
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112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Went with two freiknds and all had great soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Service was good albeit somewhat slow.. All in all a fun palce

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Thank Peterprev
Kimberley, British Columbia
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Barb's has two areas - the restaurant and the bakery. Both are wonderful.The bakery allows you to take your food out or sit on the deck.

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1 Thank BubnDi
Surrey, Canada
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

I have been to Barb's many times over the last few years and I have yet to find a better grilled cheese anywhere else. Love their smoothies too. The bakery has excellent take-away sandwiches daily along with my personal favourite, cheese sticks....yummy!

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1 Thank TammyandJohn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?