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Old World Bakery and Deli

Cafe, Canadian
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Baker Street, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada (Formerly Darwin's)
+1 250-229-4642
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Burnaby, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I love this place to stop in for fresh bread, sweet bars and treats but the coffee they serve is piss water. I know they use a quality coffee but them must cheap out on the amount that they use to make a pot. Its a shame as Nelson has lots of good coffee places but nowhere to get treats... More 

Thank derekr425
Kelowna, Canada
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I've first fell in love with this place when it was on Baker Street. I would alway pick up a coffee when downtown in Nelson. My go to place. I really like their food choices and the staff very friendly and hard working. I was a little sad when it moved. But in the end it has better parking and... More 

Thank Kim H
Medical Lake, Washington
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

On our trip up to Ainsworth hot springs, stopped in Nelson to pick up groceries for our stay and also stopped to get lunch and what a delightful and delicious surprise. Great service, wonderful chefs and the food was the best. What a bargain, they really should charge more for such a great eatery.

Thank Jean N
Nelson, Canada
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94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

They have moved to Nelson Ave and love the new location (nice to have a place to grab coffee or lunch that is not downtown). Wonderfully friendly people who work in the bakery, always a smile. Love their pre-made sandwiches, great for a quick grab and go. I have come for coffee, baked goods (too many temptations so I try... More 

Thank KootenayKathy
Nelson, Canada
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I really like this place. Really a nice place to sit down and enjoy a nice quality breakfast with home made breads. Great cup of coffee as well, staff is really great group of core locals.

Thank Pete P
Calgary, Canada
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97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Such good baking, generous portions, nice clerk! The scones are loaded with berries. The ginger cookie is huge, and while not overly gingery, was tasty. The cinnamon bun was most excellent!

Thank Dawn R
Nelson, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This review is for the Balfour Old World Bakery. The bakery phone has been out of service for several months so I was forced to drive there to order my pizza only to find out that they were out of cheese. So no pizza and time wasted. I was told they didn't know when their phone would be in service.

1 Thank paddywhack2016
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Had the scone with peppers and cheese and it was awesome! Was hard to decide what to choose as everything looked so tasty! They only take cash though so we couldn't buy as much as we'd like but look forward to trying something else next time!

1 Thank Donna Z
Lacombe, Canada
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85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Goodheart bread, fresh baked pies, date squares, cookies as big as plates and fresh brewed coffee are my Old World Bakery staples while I'm in the area (and being active enough to justify all the deliciousness). The staff are really the best. The new location on the highway in town is really handy for heading back out to the North... More 

Thank dreataylor
Balfour, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

This is actually for the Old world Bakery that is in Balfour BC near the Ferry Terminal. They have the best baked goods that I have found anywhere-from fresh bread, pizza, sausage rolls to the yummiest pastries, fresh chocolates and the best Turtle bars any where. Everything fresh and the staff friendly and welcoming. Take cash only though.

Thank fisherw0man63

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Baker Street, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada (Formerly Darwin's)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +1 250-229-4642
Bakery, café, deli, import grocery store and Internet café.

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