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Darwin's Cafe

1084 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-2247
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good48%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“ham” (3 reviews)
“cakes” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, American, Canadian
1084 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

This little cafe sells coffee, tea & some delicious baked goods. It has a beautiful botanical garden you can visit & some accommodation in a very peaceful setting - a retreat away from the touristy area of Tofino

Thank Love2TravelToronto
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Took a walk down to explore the gardens and try out the coffee. Best cappuccino and americano we’ve had so far in Tofino. The muffin and croissant were tasty but the coffee would be what would bring me back.

Thank Dana S
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

The Cafe is charming - beautiful location, nice building and wonderfully quaint. Baked items were ok as was the coffee. It’s a place to wander in to as you explore the gardens or just to escape busyness. Nice enough though not going to blow your...More

Thank Matvl
Reviewed 15 July 2018

My partner and I “stumbled” upon Darwin’s Café en route to the Tofino Botanical Gardens. The set-up is quite ingenious: You enter the main building and pass through the café as you make your way towards the Gardens. I say that’s ingenious because you can’t...More

1  Thank PookyCake
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We went there twice for breakfast. Everything appeared to be homemade and was delicious. Very pleasant ambience and lovely views to the gardens - which are well worth visiting

Thank LyndalB
Reviewed 22 June 2018

This cafe is a part of the Botanical Gardens and its super cute and clean ... seating outside or inside ... sandwiches and drinks and pastries all look amazing. You cannot go wrong by sitting and enjoying yourself here.

Thank JoanieFM
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

This is the cafe attached to a botanical gardens and we were surprised at how high the service was and how good the sandwiches were. Conner was our server and the owner also came out and had a chat with us. The coffee is excellent...More

Thank jumpingjohn
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Really nice selection of food, sandwiches and salads plus home-made cake. Very tasty, friendly staff, great value, recommend you come here and enjoy the botanical gardens too.

Thank Chris812283
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Darwin's serve a wonderful granola breakfast or the full cooked if you prefere. Cakes looked scrummy too. The pot of Earl Grey I had came with pretty old fashion china. You can sit inside or out looking over the garden. The staff were welcoming, kind...More

1  Thank Bessiegal
Reviewed 18 September 2017

My wife and I 'stumbled' across Darwin's cafe when wanting a latte to fortify us for the day. It was great coffee in a very comfortable setting. We noticed people having what looked like a well put together brunch. We resolved to return. This was...More

Thank pdunks5
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cafe, American, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1084 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District  >  Clayoquot Sound  >  Tofino
  • Phone Number: +1 250-725-2247
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