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The Broken Spoke Coffee House

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420 Fitzgerald Ave and 5th, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-871-2229
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08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Courtenay, Canada
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good little coffee shop that serves coffee the way you like. They also serve sweets. If you need anything bike, just ask @ the bike counter.

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Thank gordmeeks
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed a few times for coffee - then I needed a small tool for my camera gear and was just given one that was left over! Saved me a nauseating trip to home depot! Also, the coffee is extremely good and the music is fantastic. So I suggest you get your coffee here and they will most likely also be... More 

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Thank FRT_Berlin
Victoria, Canada
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Coffee and cycling culture go together well. Especially here in BC. So this bike shop/cafe makes perfect sense, even if doesn't have the same coziness as a dedicated cafe. Stopped in twice during a recent trip to that part of Vancouver Island. Both times the coffee (Americano) was very good. And the berry muffin was excellent: they seem to understand... More 

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Thank David R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Rented bikes for the day of checking out Comox and Courtenay. Great way to get to Goose Spit park and 40 Knots Winery. Roads usually have room for cyclists and there are many paths. Would love to do more biking. Maybe next visit.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Saskatoon, Canada
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223 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

We came across this place in Courtenay off the downtown path. Not only do they sell bikes but do bike repairs while you enjoy a special coffee or tea from their snack shop. Great place to visit.

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Thank IslandPrairieGirl
Victoria, Canada
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423 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Great coffee house! I love this place. I have had Americans or lattes at Broken Spoke. This is the perfect place to get your caffeine!

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Thank ProfAragon
Comox, Canada
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

It is a bit of a funny combination, and it works. While I've only been in once for bike related services, I've been back many times for the coffee. There are less than a handful of other places in town that I'd consider of equal or better quality - I do prefer lattes though, so if you're drinking something else... More 

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Thank leifjason
Courtenay, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

I have been going here for a few years to get my perfect latte fix. Drooling just thinking about it.

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Thank verna g
Comox, Canada
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

When my girlfriend said - meet me at the Broken Spoke for coffee - I thought it was a cute name. Then I was confused - it's a bike shop. But half of the shop is dedicated to a comfy little gathering spot with comfy chairs and a coffee bar. And I mean - a serious coffee bar, not just... More 

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Thank Annette M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

Good chai latte made with almond milk and not extra charge. Spelt ginger cookies were so good I had two. Having a cafe in a bike shop is so right - especially reading bicycle magazines and sipping a favorite drink! I also rented a nice road bike to ride along the river.

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Thank Jenn M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 Fitzgerald Ave and 5th, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-871-2229

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