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“Great laid back lunch”
Review of The Loaf

The Loaf
Ranked #9 of 55 Restaurants in Fernie
Price range: US$6 - US$41
Cuisines: Pizza, Cafe
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Loaf has been growing and evolving for seven years, from a start-up in a miner's cottage to a firm favourite in Fernie's Downtown core. Owners Phil & Claire Gadd have always designed The Loaf to be accessible and affordable, a neighbourhood restaurant where everyone is welcome and feels comfortable, no matter what the time of day. With excellent food, made from scratch on the premises daily. Now its time for some changes: updating the interior to make a more comfortable dining experience, extending the list of craft beers and offering more wines and liquor and creating an environment where the focus is on exceptional food, good company and the relaxed dining experience. "Our perfect wish for Fernie is a place with craft beers, a good solid wine list by the glass, pizzas, pasta, and some other nice mains, but nothing too fancy. And that's exactly what we're aiming to do at The Loaf."
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

We stopped in here for lunch while exploring downtown. It was a great experience! We had a phenomenal waiter who was extremely lively and happy.

The menus were a bit disorganized and I had two different lunch menus and no drink menu.

The food was spectacular and made in house. I had the house salad and small pizza. The salad was so good and much better than many house salads and the pizza was excellent although I wish there were more topping options. My husband had the burger and fries, great burger and the best fries we've ever tried!

We didn't try the desserts because we were so full but will definitely be grabbing some on our way out of town.

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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Friendly service, pleasant music not too loud, delicious salads and pizza, and tasty local Fernie beer. On top of this the bill for two with a pint each was $40 - very reasonable. We had a lovely beet and goat cheese salad and house salad (with pears, avocado, goat cheese, sunflower seeds pecans?) both with delicious dressing at $6 each. Share a thin crust pizza. We will return on next trip to Fernie!

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1  Thank Richard289
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Loaf was recommended by a number of people, so we thought we would try it out for lunch. We sat on the patio which is built out onto the street. Although the sun was shining and it was warm, there was a strong breeze and it started to rain. It wasn't a downpour, and the lack of tables inside, caused us to stay outside under the umbrella. We ordered two sandwiches, the chicken and the prosciutto. Both were served on wood cutting boards. They were $10 each. Both were delicious. We also ordered the yam fries. The portion was sizeable, however the color of the fries was a very dark brown - close to being burnt. We ate a few of them, but they were not tasty. We left them and when the server came around we asked her if they were always this dark. She said maybe not quite that dark. We told her that they tasted almost burnt and she took them off the bill. The restaurant was very busy when we visited and the service was slow. If it is busy, make sure you have lots of time! I would have given Loaf a 5 rating, but with the yams fries experience have downgraded it to a 4.

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Great service, fresh food! The pastries are made daily, and the bakery serves breakfast and lunch daily.

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Reviewed 8 May 2014

A great find in Fernie. Good pizza and salads...and fantastic bread. We will be back the next time we're in Fernie.

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