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Food and restaurants in Tofino

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Busy bustling in the eve and a great place to meet the locals. Try the Surf Bowl or just go there to have a drink (you still have to drive tho! :-) ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You can't go to Tofino without visiting the Tacofino food truck. Enough said. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“The chef graduated from The Culinary Guilt in the states and she is offering a vast vegetarian-based cuisine. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Ok, the food is very good as it should - Chef Nutting is serious about food and used to be the head chef of the Wickaninnish Inn. The staff tho can be pretty pretentious and attitudey. Whatever you read in the magazines are to be taken with a few grains of salt, as the investor gas friends in the publishing industry. You need reservations to enjoy the 'upstairs' whereas the downstairs pub is first come first serve.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“There are two of these, and one is a secret spot, at Pacific Sands Resort. Great burgers, poutine, pork carnitas, delicious breakfast ciabbata sandwich, gumbo, chowder...the list goes on. Outdoor seating, with some cover. Watch out for the crows, they know a good thing when they see it...unattended.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing homemade chocolates, ice cream and desserts. Tuesdays are buy one pint get one free! ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“I heard only very good things about this joint, but haven't been there recently. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Store
“Have a glass of wine or a beer in their Great Room, watch surfers at Cox Bay, or the sunset.”
  • 15 locals recommend

Cafes

Bakery
“Order at the counter anything from a cheese bun to eggs and potatoes. This place has been a mainstay of downtown Tofino forever--the place we go to when the power is out, when the kids need a school lunch, when it's dreary and you need a cozy nook to read your book. Best to avoid in peak summer months unless you go early in the morning.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“A short bike ride away is Tofitian - a local favourite and the best coffee in Tofino.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Great for coffee on the go or sit-in. BUSY! Try their wicket beacon maple donut! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
  • 4 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Tofino's one and only vegetarian restaurant. As a vegan who likes great food, I enjoy some of the dishes at Bravocados but find it a bit hit and miss. Some of my favourites are the buffalo style cauliflower wings, the Beyond Burger (yum!), their apple compote waffles and the Beyond Tacos. Friends of mine enjoy their bowls too. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“The licensed coffee shop where the locals eat and drink throughout the year. Check out the Tuna Wrap”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
  • 1 local recommends

Bakeries

Bakery
“Order at the counter anything from a cheese bun to eggs and potatoes. This place has been a mainstay of downtown Tofino forever--the place we go to when the power is out, when the kids need a school lunch, when it's dreary and you need a cozy nook to read your book. Best to avoid in peak summer months unless you go early in the morning.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“A short bike ride away is Tofitian - a local favourite and the best coffee in Tofino.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
“Amazing bread and snacks! The closest you can get to a truly germanian bread! Perfect crust and texture. Try the beer infused rye! ”
  • 5 locals recommend