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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“bread” (33 reviews)
“sandwiches” (19 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 10 October 2017 via mobile

Our friend recommended Barb's as a place he frequents while working on the island. Each of us was pleased with their meal. The fish and chips got rave reviews and having home fries as opposed to typical French fries was a nice change up. The...More

Thank SunnyandBuster
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Such a fabulous place to eat. We went there around 10.30, the place was not pack, have a very cozy atmosphere. Seems like lots of locals does come here to eat. I had the "Salish Skillet", their breakfast menu, it was really great. I usually...More

Thank Anne T
Reviewed 6 October 2017

when you are in ganges, dont miss a visit to Barbs bakery & Bistro. they have a large selection of Bakery pastries,home made and all very tasty and excellent. the service is quick,friendly and efficient and it is very nice seating on the terrace (weather...More

Thank alerda
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This place was recommended by a local and he was so right! Best ginger cookies we've ever had. Food served as well, but the big draw are the baked goods and they are quite special

Thank Joel A
Reviewed 25 September 2017

What a fabulous place to eat! Barbs Bakery and Bistro is tucked away off the main road, but with all great things, people will beat a path to the door. The food was fabulous, with a very comprehensive menu. I had the Mount Twam Buddha...More

Thank claregray2017
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

I refuse to talk ill of this wonderful, tasty and renowned spot on Saltspring Island. Our pizza twists, cheezie croissants, sausage rolls and beverages were right on the money and worth the hype. The menu boards all looked wonderful, it was bustling and a quick...More

Thank Jo D
Reviewed 6 September 2017

love that you can either order to go in a line or sit down and order. great food and excellent service. had to go back a 2nd time the next day.

Thank mykason27
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Best assortment of buns and sweet treats! With a lovely patio in the sun, you can stop here for a coffee and treat or a full meal. The lemon tarts were amazing with fresh lemon curd. Fresh fruit smoothies of all kinds are served if...More

Thank Jaime S
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Barb's is a great bakery and cafe. Excellent food and good service. We had to check out the bread sticks because we saw so many people leaving with them sticking up out of their bags. We went back twice in our short stay on Saltspring.

Thank Cherie N
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Three of us went out to breakfast at Barb's Buns on Tuesday, August 22nd. All of us thought our meals were excellent and that the portions were quite large. We also thought that our waitress was very polite and attentive. We sat inside the Restaurant,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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