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Fernwood Road Cafe

Cafe, Canadian
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325 Fernwood Rd, British Columbia V8K 1C3, Canada
+1 250-931-2233
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Tue 09:00 - 17:00
Thu - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Victoria, Canada
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hiking all over Salt Spring had us hankering for a mid-afternoon snack to see us refuelled for another hike. We stopped at the Fernwood for a cup of soup and a sandwich, neither of which disappointed. The soup was flavourful and fresh and the sandwich was delicious. We "had" to try their award winning peanut butter cookie and my tastebuds... More 

Thank Kathryn-and-Rob
Salt Spring Island, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One might think of the Fernwood as a "coffee Place" which surely it is.... but it offers much much more breadth. from Deli offerings to an array of surprises made with care and attention.

Thank dalbrickenden
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Yummy soup and great gluten free tuna melt. Very happy chatty staff. Lots of good gluten free and healthy options and all at a reasonable price. Nice friendly community atmosphere.

Thank Amelia S
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Located on the seaside with excellent views of the water and nearby islands. Very picturesque. You'll need a car or bike to get there, but it's worth the drive from Ganges. The breakfasts are good, too.

Thank Victoria_Voyageur
Fort Erie, Canada
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The breakfasts we had at Fernwood were by far the best ever. We will certainly go there again when we visit the Island. The people were so friendly and helpful to give us directions also.

Thank arlenemherron
Montreal, Canada
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236 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is a good stop for lunch as you tour the northern end of Salt-spring island. Good for soups, salad and coffee stop. Check when they are closed on Tues.

jenandaussie, Owner at Fernwood Road Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stop at our cafe. I just wanted to correct a minor point, we are actually closed on Wednesdays (from Sept to June) and are open on Tuesdays (unless Xmas day falls on a Tuesday). More 

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94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Based on the reviews, I was expecting more. Yes, it's clean, yes, the view is very nice, yes it's out of the way, yes, some of the staff are friendly. But, the food was nothing special and the menu is limited - which is OK too, but becomes even more limited when several items are sold out. If you order... More 

Thank Cuteluke
Courtenay, Canada
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We had a fantastic vegetarian lunch that included a Mexican soup that seemed more like a chili and an awesome roasted yam and spinach quesadilla. The coffee and double chocolate cake for dessert was amazing!!

Thank Bonelltravell2
Scottsdale, Arizona
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

On some boating trips to Salt Spring, we rent a car to visit the many galleries on the Island. On this trip we drove by the Fernwood Cafe right at lunchtime. Despite being fairly far out of the way, the parking lot was full and most of the tables on their lawn were occupied. My wife had a candied salmon... More 

Thank CapnDan452
Victoria, BC
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The barista totally forgot two of our orders. When I went back to inquire about my order, he said he totally forgot if I ordered dairy or non-dairy beverage. They close at right at 5 pm, and we were locked out of the building. I had to knock the door in order to use the bathroom. I wonder if it... More 

Thank tex_pulpa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Cafe, Canadian
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 Fernwood Rd, British Columbia V8K 1C3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Salt Spring Island
  • Phone Number: +1 250-931-2233

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