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True Grain Cowichan Bay

1725 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1NO, Canada
+1 250-746-7664
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pastries” (26 reviews)
“cookies” (42 reviews)
“bread” (110 reviews)
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CUISINES
Healthy, Canadian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
1725 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1NO, Canada
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: True Grain Cowichan Bay
1. Organic & Handcrafted Bread
"An amazing bakery, old grains and all organic, fantastic bread"
Katie D
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2. REAL Food, REAL Solutions
"I AM able to tolerate these wonderful ancient grains!!"
Sheila S
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3. Delicious!
"Excellent bakery with delicious breads, cookies and pastries."
Anmore1115
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1 - 10 of 196 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

When you pay more for coffee and a bun than Starbuck's charges and have to listen to the staff go on about their organic such and such, the distraction is annoying. The coffee was mediocre and warm and the cups were small. Won't come back.

Thank Brunodog12
Bruce S, Owner at True Grain Cowichan Bay, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I am sorry you didn't feel you got good value for your money. The fact remains organic and fair trade ingredients cost more and that is reflected in our selling price.

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Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Undoubtedly delicious. We walked by earlier when they were not open and the smell was wonderful... so we came back and were so glad we did. I got the "early riser" which was a bread with cheese, peppers, and egg - it was to die...More

1  Thank Z P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped by the True Grain bakery during a recent trip to Cowichan bay and got a great cappuccino and pretzel. The ambience in the store is wonderful, and they've added a new outside seating area where you can enjoy a great view of the...More

Thank Vacationer286
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our quest for fresh bread we were tipped about this bakery. It is on the bayfront and has great bread to take home, which you can also get sliced. You can also have a coffee and have a bite in the shop or outside....More

Thank Roland K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stop for a snack with the family. The kids enjoyed the cookies and the flat bread was delicious. Lots of room to sit down and enjoy some baked goods.

1  Thank WestCoastBrando
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We really loved True Grain. We dropped in for breakfast with family from Switzerland. They know good bread and we were all impressed. Excellent lace to stop for a coffee or grab some bread. I’d love to go back and try the cinnamon buns.

1  Thank Forsyth13
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Always fresh, always friendly and always my favourite bread in stock. I often pull over to get my weekly supply and am never disappointed.

Thank Greg S
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

A fantastic bakery with lots of good things to choose from. Coffee was also great. If you like fresh bread, this is the place to visit.

1  Thank Bergsman
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Choices... choices... choices - Crisp, fresh, tasty wholesome bread - The substance of life!. Handcrafted freshly-baked loaves of all kinds; milled from organically farmed grains, this is must stop when in Cow Bay.

2  Thank Barbi H
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Very good bakery, lots of great baked goods. Their coffee was excellent. Lots of gluten free options.

2  Thank Breckdog55
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$8
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Monday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1725 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V0R 1NO, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cowichan Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-746-7664
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Description
True Grain is an Old World-inspired European bakery where the craft of the Miller and Baker are honed and cherished. Our passion is creating fresh, local, organic, handcrafted bread & pastries. We're a family owned bakery with locations in Cowichan Bay (2004), Summerland (2012), and Courtenay (2017), and proud to be recognized in Huffington Post's 2016 list of "Top 20 Bakeries in Canada".
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