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Drumroaster Coffee

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Cafe, Canadian
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1400 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cobble Hill, British Columbia V0R 1L3, Canada
+1 250-743-5200
07:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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Courtenay, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always stop here for coffee heading up-island. Good sandwiches/panino's too! Get a straight espresso and compare versus the mall version.

Thank upislander
Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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112 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 418 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I support local businesses as much as I can, that said, as much as the service is great I can't say as much for the food quality. Asked for a tuna melt minus the banana peppers. They just pulled the peppers out of a sandwich which had been sitting there for hours, it was disgusting. Sadly it was take out... More 

Thank quincytoo
Victoria, Canada
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90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place we always stop when going up Island. Great coffee, baked goods, friendly atmosphere and clean washrooms. What more can you ask for?

Thank MossnClover
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We like to go to the Drumroaster when we are passing through Cobble Hill. They make very good coffee and espresso drinks. The cafe is also a nice place to sit and have a conversation with a friend

Thank Dan K
Duncan, Canada
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We can get Drumroaster coffee in many restaurants in lower Vancouver Island because it's acknowledged to be the best. We occasionally drop by the outlet to buy whole packaged roasted coffee beans that never disappoint.

Thank Becky H
Cobble Hill, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Best coffee on the island and great muffins. This casual coffee shop is a local drop in spot to enjoy coffee and visit with friends....nice place to frequent!!

1 Thank rlloyd2016
Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, Canada
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This is simply the best coffee in Cowichan Valley...locals harger & visitors need to stop in! The food is simple, fresh & perfect for a quick bite while indulging in a deep conversation with your best friend, business colleague or partner.

Thank Jody J
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The best!! Introduced to this coffee house by a local. I was a Starbucks junkie, but I will travel out of my way to go to Drumroaster now. Truly the best coffee and lattes. Their baked goods are delicious, cinnamon brioche..mmmm . Locally owned. Now if they only did Cashew Nut milk for their lattes....:)

Thank Michelle L
Abbotsford, Canada
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Really a great coffee. Travelling with friends who have a summer place near by were certain this was the best coffee around, so I was more than happy to stop with them. They were right. Great coffee, very smooth and robust. We took a pound with us so we could take a trip and not leave the farm so to... More 

Thank Miles C
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Whether it's the smell, the sight or the hustle and bustle of a good coffee shop, you can always get a perfect coffee experience at Drumroaster. Great coffee, snacks and atmosphere. Having a repair shop next door is like looking at high end Italian sports cars in the Lamborghini or pininfarina factory while sipping a coffee. No nonsense coffee done... More 

Thank tavbike

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cobble Hill, British Columbia V0R 1L3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cobble Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 250-743-5200

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