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Darwin's Cafe

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1084 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-2247
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good48%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“ham” (3 reviews)
“cakes” (3 reviews)
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1084 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Really nice selection of food, sandwiches and salads plus home-made cake. Very tasty, friendly staff, great value, recommend you come here and enjoy the botanical gardens too.

Thank Chris812283
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Darwin's serve a wonderful granola breakfast or the full cooked if you prefere. Cakes looked scrummy too. The pot of Earl Grey I had came with pretty old fashion china. You can sit inside or out looking over the garden. The staff were welcoming, kind...More

Thank Bessiegal
Reviewed 17 September 2017

My wife and I 'stumbled' across Darwin's cafe when wanting a latte to fortify us for the day. It was great coffee in a very comfortable setting. We noticed people having what looked like a well put together brunch. We resolved to return. This was...More

Thank pdunks5
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Food for body and mind. Tasty menu served in a cozy cafe, bookshelves full of informative, thought-provoking books. My visit to the cafe deepened my understanding of this magical area and the work of 1st Nations people and others to protect much of the forest...More

Thank VJRose
Reviewed 16 August 2017

My daughter and I had an impromptu Breakfast here...best version of impromptu ever! WOW gorgeous presentation and delicious. Super casual and very lovely relaxing setting sitting int eh gardens.

Thank Zozotravels
Reviewed 8 July 2017

An interesting place, worth a stop for a snack, coffee and a look around the gardens. We had an interesting chat with the knowledgeable owner about Darwin

Thank _rhianhead
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

My intention for this review is not to be rude. I'm usually easy to please, but this place is too pretentious for what it is, really. First of all, be quiet while you're there. This is a library, no skyping, don't use your cell phones....More

4  Thank LisaSues1989
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This café is in the Botanical Gardens - and I cannot believe that there are not more reviews - we enjoyed the gardens and decided to have lunch --- relaxed and comfortable - staff was very friendly ---- and the food was a pleasant surprise...More

Thank dunc7906
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We went to the Tofino Botanical Gardens that is located in the same place. I read the reviews of the Darwin's Cafe so we were looking forward to having a latte after our walk. To our dismay the young man behind the counter said he...More

Thank nlance2016
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Darwin's is attached to the Botanical Garden, itself a charming place. The service is a bit slow, but the coffee and baked goods are worthwhile. The ambience is very agreeable.

Thank operalover939
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1084 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District  >  Clayoquot Sound  >  Tofino
  • Phone Number: +1 250-725-2247
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