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“Good breakfast spot”

Common Loaf Bake Shop
Ranked #13 of 52 Restaurants in Tofino
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, Canadian
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A local favorite since 1980, The Common Loaf Bake Shop provides hardy healthy and tasty fresh baked goods, gourmet coffee, breakfast and lunch choices.Local Favorites include world famous cheese buns and deliciously sticky cinnies. Internet access in this licensed establishment serving everything from a beer to a great specialty coffee make it a great spot to hang out. Please note our business does not accept credit or debit cards but we are conveniently located next to the bank.
UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Good breakfast spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

Great bakery with good breakfasts and friendly service. Best of the breakfast options in town and great for bakery take out. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited April 2014
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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Slightly disappointing for an old favorite”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

I always stop in at the Common Loaf when I'm in Tofino, but I'm starting to wonder why. Yes, I can get my fancy tea latte, but it's not the only place in town I can do that. I usually find a treat that's pretty good, but not great. (This time it was the sour lemon bar - I'd give it a 4 out of 5, but it wasn't really what I went in looking for.) The muffins and croissants have been so disappointing in the past I never bother to try them any more. The service is usually friendly but slow and they only take cash. The interior is nice and comfortable, so it's good if you intend to stay, but I can no longer recommend Common Loaf if you want an excellent sweet treat to go, especially if you're looking for a breakfast pastry.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank kayakerjo
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comloaf, Owner at Common Loaf Bake Shop, responded to this review, 4 May 2014
Sorry you were disappointed on your last visit. Please come back. Ask for the manager and he'd be happy to give you a croissant and muffin and scone of your choice so you can find out again how good they actually are.
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Fort McMurray, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Messy, overpriced, bad coffee”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

Was not impressed by the common loaf. Not a big selection for lunch. only paninis and pizza, one kind of soup. :( had the peso chicken which was good tho. Coffee was self serve and not great. Server seemed more interested in DJing than serving. Table was dirty n so was high chair.

  • Visited March 2014
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Tofino, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Relaxed atmosphere, delicious breakfast and lunch.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

This bakery has become a frequent stop for soup and bread, coffee or a beer. Always welcomed by friendly staff, never disappointed by our order. Head upstairs to enjoy the view!
Cash only so make sure you come prepared.

  • Visited April 2014
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Victoria, Canada
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“The best smells don't disappoint”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

Sit and enjoy a coffee or order lunch like we did. Panini's are well worth it. Had a mocha that was sooo good. Great assortment of breads, muffins and even some pizza by the slice. Order a panini!!

Visited March 2014
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Thank john t
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