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Common Loaf Bake Shop

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180 1st Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-3915
07:00 - 19:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are in Tofino and don't have breakfast here you are making a huge mistake. Everything is fantastic. Make sure you pick up some baked goods on your way out for later.

Thank Morey C
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227 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Cinnamon bun was certainly attractive but not very tasty ...really dry..adding sugar didn't help ....service was great though so maybe worth another try

Thank b4i4gt
West Clare
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Ate here pretty much every day of our 6 days in Tofino. Great breakfast, great cakes, lovely lunches and laid back atmosphere. Nothing to beat it.

Thank kilclogher
Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Besides the icing this cinnamon bun was dry and left me disappointed even though it was only I spent 3.75. Weak.

1 Thank Shane K
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192 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

A brunch with solid quality food prepared by hippies in a down to earth ambience. Baking is fresh and good and the place is popular with locals and tourists alike. We just love the unpretentiousness of the place. Sit upstairs and watch the world go by!

Thank WithFamilyWillTravel
Point Roberts, Washington
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Our food was very average and the bread we bought there was over-priced, but at least we felt as if we were experiencing the hippy, tie-dyed, laid back side of Tofino. Having to pay cash isn't too much of an issue, but afterwards we said we wouldn't go there again - noisy and tight confines that gave the impression it... More 

Thank allan m
Powell River BC
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The most amazing baked goods. Everything made fresh daily. Staff with huge smiles and a fun, upbeat vibe overall. Be prepared to ruin your diet!

Thank Lorrie S
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

had some paninis and a tofino bar...imagine a nanimo bar only twice as good! good service, home made food, tastes healthy (fresh) but not "too healthy"...good prices. liked by adults and kids.

Thank saanich g
Mount Vernon, Washington
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190 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Handy location with a good selection of fresh made breads and pastries. We had the whole wheat loaf and is was great.

Thank skagittraveller
London, Kentucky
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94 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Wide selection of baked goods. Get there early for best selection. Muffins are low sugar. Sit upstairs for a nice view of Tofino.

Thank ukCorn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 1st Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Clayoquot Sound  >  Tofino
  • Phone Number: +1 250-725-3915
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.

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