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Columbia Bakery

2151 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 1H8, Canada
+1 250-758-7219
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (13 reviews)
“cakes” (11 reviews)
“rye bread” (4 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 17:30 Hours
2151 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 1H8, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I paid $33.00 for 12 pastries - looked like they were loaded with Whipped Cream but turned out to be something entirely different - possibly some sort of edible oil product. I don't get it. Some people rave about this place, but I found the...More

Thank Leona B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't comment on the other stuff at this bakery that according to various reviewers is very good but the two items I had were horrific. The Cornish Pasty was a thick, icky dough wrapped around a tiny bit of what really seemed like canned...More

Thank metaungulate
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Went for lunch ,hamncheese crosiant and vegetarian roll and then split an apple struedel and lemon slice.All Delicious.Then picked up some crusty bunsand assorted sweets for dinner.Super place for baked goods and for coffee and a treat

Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 26 April 2018

We only had time for a quick visit with a relative in Nanaimo as we were on our way to Tofino, and so we stopped at this great bakery. We had lots of choices for a quick lunch or hardy snack, and so that left...More

Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 19 February 2018

This is a great place for lunch and baking. Wonderful croissonts to take home with you. Not so easy to park and get in and out but once you do it will be worth it. Lots of german goody shopping and great rye bread.

1  Thank MalcomM703
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Visit once a week or so and enjoy a treat here with the family. Good croissants, selection of bread and sweet treats. Service is pretty fast, wouldn't say it's always with a big smile but I they are good at getting you served.

Thank Andre L
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Nice to have a Good German Bakery so close! Love their Berliner Rye Bread! All their cakes always fresh. Nice to have some good old fashion German and European goodies to choose from.

1  Thank EveJ52
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

The first time ever I have been sold a pie in a Bakery and asked to microwave it. Came out as a soggy mess. If you are looking for a pie in Nanaimo give this a miss. Cakes may be ok but didn’t have one.

Thank David P
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I don't get this place - I have friends who love it, but I certainly don't find it all that good. The staff never seem all that happy to be serving customers. And the baking seems to straight out of the 1960's - all white...More

Thank E-Fish99
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Great breads and pastry items made in-house by a master German baker. The Kaiser buns are fantastic and always taste like "more". There are some imported foods. Deli section of pre-packaged meats. You can but a sandwich, pastry and a coffee or tea for a...More

Thank Donna N
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Brenda G
1 October 2017|
Response from Donna N | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't work there. Love the goodies though. I'm not sure if they make pumpkin or not. Maybe call and see if they do 250-729-7921
mo b
23 June 2016|
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Response from canadian-moo | Reviewed this property |
Sorry i don't know. Perhaps they have a web site?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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