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Old World Bakery and Deli

Baker Street, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-229-4642
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (5 reviews)
“bread” (6 reviews)
“ginger cookie” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian
Baker Street, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
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1 - 10 of 47 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

A great place for families. Fresh baked and prepared food daily, with some inhouse specialties. So good, and you won't leave hungry!😊❤️

Thank Caitlin O
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

I've visited several times. Poor quality on average. sandwiches are made the night before to be served the next day (if they bothered to make any) and without any care; meat, cheese a limp piece of lettuce, refrigerated dried up white bread, nasty for $7....More

1  Thank Dvesterb
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I love this place to stop in for fresh bread, sweet bars and treats but the coffee they serve is piss water. I know they use a quality coffee but them must cheap out on the amount that they use to make a pot. Its...More

Thank derekr425
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I've first fell in love with this place when it was on Baker Street. I would alway pick up a coffee when downtown in Nelson. My go to place. I really like their food choices and the staff very friendly and hard working. I was...More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 21 October 2016

On our trip up to Ainsworth hot springs, stopped in Nelson to pick up groceries for our stay and also stopped to get lunch and what a delightful and delicious surprise. Great service, wonderful chefs and the food was the best. What a bargain, they...More

Thank Jean N
Reviewed 18 October 2016

They have moved to Nelson Ave and love the new location (nice to have a place to grab coffee or lunch that is not downtown). Wonderfully friendly people who work in the bakery, always a smile. Love their pre-made sandwiches, great for a quick grab...More

Thank KootenayKathy
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I really like this place. Really a nice place to sit down and enjoy a nice quality breakfast with home made breads. Great cup of coffee as well, staff is really great group of core locals.

Thank Pete P
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Such good baking, generous portions, nice clerk! The scones are loaded with berries. The ginger cookie is huge, and while not overly gingery, was tasty. The cinnamon bun was most excellent!

Thank Dawn R
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This review is for the Balfour Old World Bakery. The bakery phone has been out of service for several months so I was forced to drive there to order my pizza only to find out that they were out of cheese. So no pizza and...More

1  Thank paddywhack2016
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Had the scone with peppers and cheese and it was awesome! Was hard to decide what to choose as everything looked so tasty! They only take cash though so we couldn't buy as much as we'd like but look forward to trying something else next...More

1  Thank Donna Z
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  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Baker Street, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada (Formerly Darwin's)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +1 250-229-4642
Bakery, café, deli, import grocery store and Internet café.
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