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Columbia Bakery

Cafe, Canadian
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2151 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 1H8, Canada
+1 250-758-7219
07:00 - 17:30
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Mon - Sat 07:00 - 17:30
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just popped in to grab a chipotle buns for our burgers tonight. I was able to but just two...so fresh and delicious. Onion cheese buns...the perfect flavor with our Mexican style buggers! I also bought a couple apple Turnovers for the Hubs...they looked so good he didn't even wait for after dinner!! This will definitely be a favored stop... More 

Thank Zoe Jean G
Chilliwack, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent soup & lunch selections. Lots of seating. Wonderful bread to take home. Easy access from the freeway

Thank maryanntopaz
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We stop here on our annual trip to the north island. Never again. The soup we had for lunch was barely tepid and when we told them that they told us to warm it up in the microwave. No apology at all. Once warmed it was still terrible and certainly Not homemade. We chose not to finish it. Baked goods... More 

Thank Carol B
Victoria, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Have been there a couple of times and always find lots of goodies to take home. We also like to sit down with a coffee. Wish they had a place like this in Victoria!

Thank Iloveferrets
Edmonton, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for beautiful breads, donuts and meat pies, go here! The bakery has several tables so you can sit, have coffee and eat the delish baked goods! Nothing fancy about the inside, it's very old school but is clean and well taken care. Loved it!

Thank givemesunandsurf
Nanaimo, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

The baking is excellent, especially the breads! The staff is very helpful and friendly; and the prices are ridiculously low. After 2 decades, I still consider it the best coffee and goodie spot in Nanaimo!

Thank Marygrace A
Nanaimo, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

You feel at home and very welcome here! The selection and quality of food and bakery is the best in Nanaimo! Been going here for 20 plus years. They are the Best!!

1 Thank Nanaimo-Travellers2
Langley City, Canada
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

I stopped by to get some pastries and came out with $70 worth of wonderful. I hadn't been here since my dad died. he took me here many times and to the location before this beautiful one was build. It is all wonderful and yummy. and german bread and buns too. My favourite is the strawberry tart in pastry with... More 

1 Thank canadian-moo
Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

This is a light cake with tons of fresh fruit and fresh whipping cream ... great for small or large parties, and is one of our office favourites! Thank you!

1 Thank jmc442
Ladysmith, Canada
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221 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Everything about this place is wonderful. From bread and buns, to cakes, deserts, and lunch it is all very fresh and delicious. Service is friendly and getting items to go is no problem. Always enjoy a treat from this place.

1 Thank fishingguy2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2151 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 1H8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-758-7219

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