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Fernwood Road Cafe

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325 Fernwood Rd, British Columbia V8K 1C3, Canada
+1 250-931-2233
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09:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 09:00 - 17:00
Thu - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Victoria
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Located on the seaside with excellent views of the water and nearby islands. Very picturesque. You'll need a car or bike to get there, but it's worth the drive from Ganges. The breakfasts are good, too.

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Thank Victoria_Voyageur
Fort Erie, Canada
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The breakfasts we had at Fernwood were by far the best ever. We will certainly go there again when we visit the Island. The people were so friendly and helpful to give us directions also.

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Thank arlenemherron
Montreal, Canada
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213 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is a good stop for lunch as you tour the northern end of Salt-spring island. Good for soups, salad and coffee stop. Check when they are closed on Tues.

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Thank CMT-JWT
jenandaussie, Owner at Fernwood Road Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stop at our cafe. I just wanted to correct a minor point, we are actually closed on Wednesdays (from Sept to June) and are open on Tuesdays (unless Xmas day falls on a Tuesday). More 

Vancouver
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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Based on the reviews, I was expecting more. Yes, it's clean, yes, the view is very nice, yes it's out of the way, yes, some of the staff are friendly. But, the food was nothing special and the menu is limited - which is OK too, but becomes even more limited when several items are sold out. If you order... More 

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Thank Cuteluke
Courtenay, Canada
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We had a fantastic vegetarian lunch that included a Mexican soup that seemed more like a chili and an awesome roasted yam and spinach quesadilla. The coffee and double chocolate cake for dessert was amazing!!

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Thank Bonelltravell2
Scottsdale, Arizona
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

On some boating trips to Salt Spring, we rent a car to visit the many galleries on the Island. On this trip we drove by the Fernwood Cafe right at lunchtime. Despite being fairly far out of the way, the parking lot was full and most of the tables on their lawn were occupied. My wife had a candied salmon... More 

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Thank CapnDan452
Victoria, BC
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The barista totally forgot two of our orders. When I went back to inquire about my order, he said he totally forgot if I ordered dairy or non-dairy beverage. They close at right at 5 pm, and we were locked out of the building. I had to knock the door in order to use the bathroom. I wonder if it... More 

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Thank tex_pulpa
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

30 seconds from the sea. Saw a hummingbird in the garden. Unexpectedly large choice for such a small place. Lovely food, well presented and good coffee. It can get busy early afternoon so service can take a little longer. The food was worth the wait. Sadly the T-shirt wasn't in my size.

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Thank Neville M
Calgary, Canada
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149 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

A delightful place for breakfast, snacks or lunch, overlooking the water in a quiet area of Salt Spring. There are a few tables scattered about outside on the sloping treed lawn, but you may have to wait a few minutes as this place is always hopping. That's because the coffee is good and the food better. The staff are friendly... More 

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Thank gettingandspending
edmonton alberta
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

What a great little bistro. Popped in for a latte and and a cup of cauliflower soup. Engaging friendly team serving authentically honest delicious food. It was a very clean and inviting environment! It is worth checking out💖

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Thank 7kidsleduc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 Fernwood Rd, British Columbia V8K 1C3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Salt Spring Island
  • Phone Number: +1 250-931-2233

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