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Barb's Bakery & Bistro

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1-121 McPhillips Ave, British Columbia V8K 2T6, Canada
+1 250-537-4491
07:00 - 17:00
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Prince Albert, Sask.
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Purchased the sour dough seed bread. Very tasty. Went back several times for this bread. There is a coffee shop on site as well. Always busy so that tells me it is one of the go to places in town.

Thank 59Sheryl
London, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited here with a group - some wanted hot drinks and some wanted beer. Very good selection of tea, I went for the hot apple juice which was amazing and not something I'd usually try. Staff were friendly & attentive, the place was clean with a really good selection of baked goodies - cookies were delicious!

Thank Melanie M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We so enjoyed our lunch of gluten free chicken and goat cheese sandwich. And lentil/curry vegetarian soup. To die for. And my absolute favorite was the soul warmer warmed juice drink. Omg! So good.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love to stop in at Barb's on our regular trips to SSI. Amazing, friendly atmosphere and fabulous goodies and coffee. Great community feel.

Thank ehmaya
Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yummy food, best macaroons. Great sandwhiches. Is a very busy place, obviosly popular with the locals.

Thank Wendy-Stuffsmith
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The baked goods are really good. My $4.50 mocha was basically a cup of hot chocolate syrup. Great place for the baking though.

Thank Grahame M
Victoria, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

The food was excellent, very tasty and delicious! The waiter was fantastic, attentive, friendly and helpful! I highly recommend this place, it made our trip to Salt Spring Island so enjoyable. On the other hand DO NOT go to Morningside Organic Cafe near the Fulford ferry. It was an absolutely horrible experience, the worst tea in my life, undrinkable and... More 

Thank Trapperdoggie
Tofino, Canada
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

The casual atmosphere was relaxing, the GF muffin was delicious, but the tea - which was in a bag that the person at the counter filled - was weak. I would go there again but ask they fill the straining bag fuller so I can enjoy my cup of tea and not a cup of slightly flavoured hot water. I... More 

Thank Robin T
Salt Spring Island, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Delicious Island based foods and smoothies everyone's needs are met with a smile and your covered by exceptional staff. You can have a "dirty breakfast or a delicious veg/fruit breakfast. All this very early in the morning, espresso machine is hot and ready. Wahoo breakfast is ready.

Thank 751gigi2015
Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

The seafood chowder here is so good that I just can't seem to order anything else. More recently you can get the chowder to go, which is great. served with sour dough or seed bread. a bowl and the bread makes for a very filling and satisfying meal.

Thank Margaret j

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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, British Columbia V8K 2T6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Salt Spring Island
  • Phone Number: +1 250-537-4491

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?