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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” (43 reviews)
“bread” (38 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 11 December 2018

Popular spot for locals. Breakfast and lunch always excellent, plus take out breads, pastries, etc. with lots of choice.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jane P
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious breakfast at Barb’s, I had the breakfast quesadilla and the salsa in my opinion was extremely good. My hubby enjoyed basic bacon and eggs with baked in house sourdough toast. Highly recommend a visit here.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 8 October 2018

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.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank D C
Reviewed 5 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Footsac
Reviewed 2 October 2018 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.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank dalbrickenden
Reviewed 27 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank josiek751
Reviewed 4 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

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Gayle L
Reviewed 28 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.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Cecile G
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
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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