Zoe's Bakery and Cafe
A great spot for a new take on traditional pastry and snack to enjoy on their sunny cedar deck. Zoe was the pastry chef at the Black Rock resort before opening her own place! This is where we get your granola! Great for breakfast and lunch and they are also licensed. A local favorite!
Yayu Cafe & Restaurant
Nelly loves this place for breakfast and lunch, as it gives you all the healthy plant-based options, both sweet and savory! Great concept and pretty successful. Amazing selection of hot and cold beverages. Try the mushroom hot chocolate with a salty caramel bar or a beetroot-rose latte.
The Foggy Bean Coffee Company - Coffee Bar and Coffee Roasters
Heather is a friend of ours. She and her husband carefully roast the beans in town and they won't disappoint! There might be a wait in the morning as they are quite popular! They also carry some bread from our artisan bakery friends 'Summit Bread' in Tofino!
Welcome to the Darjeeling express! Tea-lovers rejoice. Narrow but deep selection of loose tea.
Huckleberry's Coffee Shop
These guys not only roast their own coffee, but make delicious inexpensive pastry and soups for lunch. Not as hip as the popular places, but top quality. Made with love and we go there frequently to get a snack for the beach on the way out. Open summers only. The cinnamon buns are otherworldly!
The Blue Room, A West Coast Bistro
Fancy a greasy spoon? The Blue Room got you covered! They serve hearty breakfast and lunch - a local favorite.
Best fish'n'ships in town. They have an indoor area for those rainy days. We always get the lingcod instead of the salmon. Best fish for that sort of thing.
Heartwood Kitchen food outfitter
Soul food - Superb spot for your breakfast, lunch and dinner. Make sure to sit out back if there is room to soak in that sun! The owner is the former chef of the Long Beach Lodge and the historical building used to be the officer's casino.
Pluvio restaurant and rooms
Best fine whining and dining in town. Chef Warren used to work at the Wickaninnish Inn when I did too. Fine human and great chef and we are stoked to have stolen him from Tofino (collectively that is). RESERVATIONS RESERVATIONS!
Interesting spot right ON the water. Like to go there for a greasy fix and beer when its sunny. Not so nice inside, but a true 'harboury' atmosphere. Beware of the steep ramp leading down to it at low tide!
The very best pizza in town hands down. They import their tomatoes from Italy and use a wood fired stone oven for that authentic taste. Call ahead to take out and yes, you might have to wait a bit during rush hour. Abbondanza cheese is my favorite inexpensive choice. One pizza 'can' feed two.
Black Rock Oceanfront Resort
Its the local resort and a great place for a scenic lunch (mesmerizing view) and a polished option for lunch and dinner. We like to go to the float lounge for an informal beer and snack at the end of the day.
ucluelet brewing company
After years of restoring the old church building to its new glory, Ucluelet is proud to add this prime location to our collective inventory. The setting overlooking the inlet reflects the vibrancy Ucluelet in its core is about. Great beer and a neat choice of small snacks (pretzels and mustard!) round of a relaxing spot to meet and greet. Go grab the nook beneath the bell tower if it ever is vaca
Authentic Korean comfort food with a Ukee twist. They meat, dairy, seafood and vegetables locally from Vancouver Island and craft fully arrange them into their signature dishes. Great place to unwind, bathing in the sunset overlooking the inner harbor. Chef Hoony and staff are dedicated to both your stomach as well as your heart!
Rhino coffee house
Great coffee and signature donuts and my fave place to get my provisions for a long market day (bacon maple sirup donut), wearing my AHOY BAGS hat in the summer. Once Tofino wakes up, there will be a long lineup in the summer. Its so good, that the RCMP built their new station right next to it! (look, its just too coincidental. Donuts, right? KIDDING!!)
Best Pizza in Tofino! The owner and chef developed the culinary program at the highly rated Clayoquot Wilderness Resort.
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! :-)
The best way to soak in the vibe on Chesterman Beach while having a beverage. They also offer beach chairs, so its a win right there! Oh and did I mention the open fireplace! PERFECT in the storm-watching season!
The Pointe Restaurant
It's the Wick - do I need to say more?
But make reservations! Stunning views too - They also used to have microphones outside to pipe the breaking weaves right into your dinner ambience (not sure if they still do).
Very attentive to detail, best service in Tofino hands-down.
I heard only very good things about this joint, but haven't been there recently.
Wolf in the Fog
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 though 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.
The chef graduated from The Culinary Guilt in the states and she is offering a vast vegetarian-based cuisine.
Tough City Sushi
The owner Ron (hat) might be insane, but his joint makes the best sushi in both towns. Make sure to get a seat outside out back. Weird and wonderful! I just love the Dynamite roll!