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Common Loaf Bake Shop

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Cafe, Canadian
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180 1st Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
07:00 - 19:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Years ago we visited this bakery cafe prior to starting a two week kayak trip. It was unique then and retains the same feel and uniqueness today. Great cozy place at tables inside or outside, funky, great bakery, great coffee. It was as satisfying after a good beach hike this visit as it was years ago. A must visit if... More 

The Road
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387 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

... it would be this one. It exactly hits the mark in terms of rustic charm and good food. I'd be happy to eat lunch here every day (or maybe alternate breakfasts and lunches!).

Thank WandererOnTheRoad
Nanaimo, Canada
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We usually go here for cinnamon buns and coffee.. but this time it was pizza and a latte.... just as good all home baked... theyll even warm up the pizza slices for you... not a problem if you need gluten free,,, but you need the green stuff... only cash...

Thank canadiangirl959
Hell, Michigan
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424 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 561 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in twice and the cinnamon roll, chocolate bacon muffin and Tofino bar were all very good. The person manning the counter was friendly and it was a good bakery. One thing to point out is they are cash only; no credit or debit cards

Thank trbeer
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

So first off, chill the frick out, this is the island and not the mainland! Great fresh baked baked goods and a very laid back attitude. If you can handle that, come here otherwise go back to Vancouver!

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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Homey little place with delicious baked goods. Everything yummy, tasty and fresh. Wonderful coffee. Make sure you dont miss this one while in Tofino!

1 Thank JMS23
Ladysmith, Canada
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is a must for us when we go. The family love and expect to eat here at least once every trip. Prices are good and they only take cash, love that. There is a bank a 1 minute walk away so no worries. Always good with yummy wraps and the such too.

1 Thank kent h
Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Super nice stuff (even very early ;), the open kitchen/bakery and the cosy, a bit hippie like interior create the atmosphere. The great croissants and scones, delicious breakfast wraps and sandwiches and great coffee complete your top breakfast.

Thank Sebastian W
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I love the common loaf. No day is a good day without a visit to common loaf. With indoor and outdoor seating and small patio with great views. Awesome food and GREAT coffee. The people here are relaxed, but timely. This cute coffee shop is affordable and good for all ages. Good spot to eat lunch!

1 Thank Alana W
Sun Peaks
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

My wife grew up on a farm and I spent a number of years on one as a child. One of my favourite things was having a big chunk of homemade bread toasted, slathered in butter and jam in the morning. We did just that at our cabin at OVR with an awesome loaf of bread from Common Loaf. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 1st Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Clayoquot Sound  >  Tofino
  • Phone Number: 12507253915
A local favorite since 1980, The Common Loaf Bake Shop provides hardy healthy and tasty fresh baked goods, gourmet coffee, breakfast and lunch choices.Local Favorites include world famous cheese buns and deliciously sticky cinnies. Internet access in this licensed establishment serving everything from a beer to a great specialty coffee make it a great spot to hang out. Please note our business does not accept credit or debit cards but we are conveniently located next to the bank.

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