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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (40 reviews)
“bread” (35 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
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 2 weeks ago

Excellent pastries, breads, croissants, and breakfast. Super popular spot with the locals. Was recommended to us multiple times. We stopped by when our trip was ending to take more bread and pastries home.

Thank D C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apparently this is THE place for coffee, baked goods and bistro meals in Ganges. Went in for coffee and a treat. The lineup was long, but moved quickly as there were numerous staff behind the counter. My order came up within a few minutes and...More

Thank Footsac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe-like offerings are expected and rewarding but the breadth and quality of healthy lunch and brunch offerings are not. This is a bit of a sleeper in the excellent value for quality equation.

Thank dalbrickenden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Set out on a driving road trip around Saltspring Island and stopped off at Barbs (I am told she has nice buns!) to pick up coffees and a couple of fabulous baked goods. Coffee was very good...brownie was unbelievably chocolatey and peanut butter chocolate topped...More

Thank Josie K
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Another recommendation by our B&B owner... We chose to do self serve and got soup and sandwich.The price is reasonable and everything was very fresh! A bowl of clam chowder with salmon was so good, I wish I had a room for another bowl. LOL...More

Thank Moko-chan
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We had heard this was a 'do not miss' on the stop and went in for a late breakfast with high expectations. We waited a bit for a server but when we did finally get one were told breakfast was only up to 11. Totally...More

1  Thank NateFlavel
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Best place for locals and tourists to enjoy lunch or breakfast. A salt spring treasurer. Don't miss it

Thank Gayle L
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Barb’s has been a place to go on Salt Spring for many years. The buns and all bakery items are exceptional. Not to be missed.

Thank Cecile G
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Don't miss the chance to have great breakfasts here -- seriously good. I loved their eggs benny and the French toast with cinnamon sauce was so tasty. Fresh everything, and the perfect cup of coffee. Heads up though - not open Sundays!

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Breakfast here is excellent. Delicious, interesting and fast. Fresh local ingredients and good portions. And the service is great! Highly recommended for fueling up at the start of a day of Salt Spring Island adventures!

Thank Michael F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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