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Barb's Bakery & Bistro

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1-121 McPhillips Ave, British Columbia V8K 2T6, Canada
+1 250-537-4491
07:00 - 17:00
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Barb's every day during my 3-day stay at Ganges. First time on a cold afternoon - had the hot appie (apple, cranberry, mint, ginger) and the brownie with walnuts. Both fabulous! Came back for the hot appie and a cheese twist (yummy even when cold) although the selection of sweet stuff looked tantalising. Had the salmon egg benny... More 

Thank skytripping
Salt Spring Island, Canada
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't imagine this place getting a poor review. The food and service are excellent, the smoothies are one of my favourites, without a doubt the best on the Island. Only drawback is that it can get very busy/crowded for Salt Spring Island but that's just a sign that a lot of people agree with me on this one. Best... More 

Thank SaltspringDesign
Salt Spring Island, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good solid pub fare with great specials . Excellent water view with generally friendly and efficient service.

Thank Wayne M
Prince Albert, Sask.
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136 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Purchased the sour dough seed bread. Very tasty. Went back several times for this bread. There is a coffee shop on site as well. Always busy so that tells me it is one of the go to places in town.

Thank 59Sheryl
London, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here with a group - some wanted hot drinks and some wanted beer. Very good selection of tea, I went for the hot apple juice which was amazing and not something I'd usually try. Staff were friendly & attentive, the place was clean with a really good selection of baked goodies - cookies were delicious!

Thank Melanie M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We so enjoyed our lunch of gluten free chicken and goat cheese sandwich. And lentil/curry vegetarian soup. To die for. And my absolute favorite was the soul warmer warmed juice drink. Omg! So good.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love to stop in at Barb's on our regular trips to SSI. Amazing, friendly atmosphere and fabulous goodies and coffee. Great community feel.

Thank ehmaya
Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Yummy food, best macaroons. Great sandwhiches. Is a very busy place, obviosly popular with the locals.

Thank Wendy-Stuffsmith
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

The baked goods are really good. My $4.50 mocha was basically a cup of hot chocolate syrup. Great place for the baking though.

Thank Grahame M
Victoria, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The food was excellent, very tasty and delicious! The waiter was fantastic, attentive, friendly and helpful! I highly recommend this place, it made our trip to Salt Spring Island so enjoyable. On the other hand DO NOT go to Morningside Organic Cafe near the Fulford ferry. It was an absolutely horrible experience, the worst tea in my life, undrinkable and... More 

Thank Trapperdoggie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-121 McPhillips Ave, British Columbia V8K 2T6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Salt Spring Island
  • Phone Number: +1 250-537-4491

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