Darwin’s Café

A Library, Piano, Chicken Watching, and Great Conversation…


Darwin’s Café is located at Tofino Botanical Gardens and welcomes all readers, thinkers, locals and visitors. Garden admission is not required to enjoy the café!

The café offers: Indoor and Patio seating, comfortable sofas and armchairs, an upright piano, a library, free WiFi, high chairs, and soft classical music. The patio has a lovely view of the Botanical Gardens and is often visited by our free range chickens who love attention from guests.


Open daily from 8am until 5pm from April to October.


Darwin’s Café is available throughout the year for meetings, musical events, wedding receptions, etc. The attached commercial kitchen can be used for catered events. Please inquire by email to info(at)tbgf.org, phone 250-725-2247 or directly within the café.


The café happily serves a variety of drinks and baked goods, house-made and supplied from our neighbors at Summit Bread Co. Please note that the café is not currently serving hot brunches as of August 2018. Fare changes seasonally!