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Barb's Bakery & Bistro

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Cafe, , Soups
1-121 McPhillips Ave, Ganges, British Columbia V8K 2T6, Canada
+1 250-537-4491
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“bread” (33 reviews)
“clam chowder” (10 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1-121 McPhillips Ave, Ganges, British Columbia V8K 2T6, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrive hungry, leave full. Very good value. Great fish chowder; totally decadent melted cheese and pulled pork sandwich - oh my! Very good coffee too. Very busy at lunch, so arrive early.

Thank David-Judith
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a coffee break the first day we were on Saltspring. We were so impressed with the cheese stick that we Returned the next day for breakfast. There were four of us and we each had something different. Not one of us was...More

Thank Gail A
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We stopped in at Barb's to purchase ingredients for a picnic lunch. The salmon croissant was amazing... an extra large croissant with pieces of cooked salmon inside, as well as pieces of cream cheese. It was delicious! Dessert was a very generous-sized Nanaimo Bar. This...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Although the bakery food looked delicious, the attitude of the hostess? In the restaurant had us walking out the door. We were initially greeted by a young man who was friendly and although busy told us to wait and they would get us a table....More

Thank Cathyt20132013
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Four of us on Saltspring for the day and decided on a snack here. Very good choice. The Bakery has longer hours than the Bistro, if you stop by late afternoon the Bistro is closed but you can pick from Bakery items to satisfy your...More

Thank Harold W
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We've lived here over 25 years and Barbs is our first choice for coffee and bakery! Their food fare is delicious and is the same today as yesterday! Delicious and affordable.

Thank mbanman
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Stopped at Barb's Bakery midmorning for breakfast. I had a very good skillet (Heargan's ??) meal with delicous sourdough bread toast. The food was as good as advertised and the service while a bit relaxed and slow was decent. I would eat here again.

Thank Glidr
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

This busy place offered good service and a really nutritious curry for lunch. The service was attentive but not rushed. Lots of lunch hour get togethers and informal business meetings going on. Good place to people watch. Their apple Ginger Zinger chased away my cold!

Thank Gail D
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

While I visit Barbs regularly for morning pastry treats and an espresso to take to work, last Saturday I seated myself in the restaurant. I ordered a Brekkie Bun plus bacon and coffee. Lovely start to my day, excellent eggs and cheese topped with bright...More

Thank Sailorboy102
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Barbs is almost always busy with plenty of locals lining up for the great food and good service. Incredible baked goods as well as gluten free bread. They usually sell out! One of the best breakfasts on the island, took me way too long to...More

Thank owlchemist
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-121 McPhillips Ave, Ganges, British Columbia V8K 2T6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Salt Spring Island  >  Ganges
  • Phone Number: +1 250-537-4491
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