107 Morningside Rd, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada, V8K 2P2

Veganic bakery, cafe, and bookstore by Fulford Harbour Ferry Terminal. Cafe serves meals like bowls, wraps, woodfired pizza, sandwiches, soups, salads, vegan cheese platters; beverages like smoothies, coffee, tea and herbal tonics. Bakery makes heritage sourdough breads plus pastries, cookies, tarts,and treats. Supports local organic farmers. Open Tue-Sun 10:30am-6:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Pizza, Organic, Western, Take-out, Bakery

12 Reviews

First Review by Lek

Best Vegan Burger, but Get Extra Napkins! - Edit

Their vegan burger is to die for, but it's so rich and juicy that it will be running down your face and fingers if you don't get enough napkins!

Alan & Manon suffer no fools, and sometimes they get marked down because someone didn't get treated "right." It's basically a staff of one, so keep that in mind if you're expecting "wait on ME" service right when the ferry comes in. Rather, visit in-between ferries, and you'll find them more relaxed and willing to chat!

Pros: Tasty food, Excellent selection of books, Alan and Manon, when they aren't overwhelmed!

Cons: Ferry traffic makes things hectic every two hours, Pure vegan: I'd like a milk latte and some cheese!, Parking a problem throughout Fulford Harbour

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Best Burger Ever - Edit

My first time visiting this wonderful restaurant.
won't be my last.
Can't wait to go back and sample other menu items...
Came highly recommended.
Very Cool the atmosphere.

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Amazing food - Edit

We drove across Salt Spring to find this place and arrived just when an outgoing ferry was due so initially got a bit lost trying to find it due to all the ferry traffic, but when that had cleared it was very obvious and right across from the ferry which is signposted from all over the island.

The decor is an experience unto itself and my kids really enjoyed spotting little details. and jokes (Kermit the frog is among the philosophers quoted on the walls).

We'd arrived on the first day that there was only the cook working without a server and she was initially clearly stressed about this but the owner was there and stepped in to smooth things over and ensure that we had a great experience at the cafe.

Each dish was a very generous size and they seemed to encourage sharing which worked very well for us - we ordered several dishes and then got to try a selection of things (including desserts)

The food was really great and presented beautifully. We also stocked up on a couple of their creamy vegan cheeses to try at home and they were really delicious too.

Pros: Imaginative food, beautifully presented

Cons: Proximity to ferry terminal can affect access

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Great Vegan Option on Saltspring - Edit

This is a popular cafe/bookstore right outside the Fulford Harbour Ferry Terminal. Great selection of vegan menu items and a very popular place for locals as well as tourists waiting for a ferry. It's a very funky-looking place. There are a few outdoor tables and a large amount of the area is devoted to the bookstore part of the business.

Pros: great vegan menu, convenient to ferry terminal

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Amazing quality & atmosphere - Edit

I popped into Morningside this afternoon for lunch after a hike. The service was fast and efficient, as was the wait for the food. Food was delicious and generously portioned for the price. Having the bookstore inside was a really nice touch. Will definitely be going back!

Pros: plenty of seating, lots of menu options, big portions

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Cheesy Vegan Sandwiches - Edit

My family and I grabbed sandwiches here to go before hopping on the ferry. We'd heard terrible things about the customer service, but they weren't particularly rude to us (although definitely a little brisk). The sandwiches we tried were both really good, although very oily and rich (perfect for new plant-based eaters, but not something I'd want to have often). My parents loved them. The space was funky and interesting, with lots of great books to peruse or buy; definitely a relaxing place to chill.

Updated from previous review on 2017-07-12

Pros: Good for new vegans, Cool building, Great vegan cheese

Cons: Brisk service, Oily / Not Very Healthy

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Incredible vegan food! - Edit

I dont understand the bad reviews. Have been to alot of vegan places across north america and there food is some of the best. The chai tea was really tasty. We also bought fresh bread and cheese. The owner took the time to explain to us how to keep the bread fresh and even packed an ice pack with our cheese! Very much enjoyed the atmosphere and the experience, we will visit often. Grab a tea or baked good as well as one of the many excellent books and pass the time until the next ferry or just enjoy the day!

Pros: Food was incredible, Neat atmosphere, Very helpful staff

Cons: Wish it was on Vancouver Island

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Honest review - Edit

The building itself was unique and intriguing, but the customer service was appalling. Would not recommend.

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An amazing vegan experience - Edit

The food at Morningside is nothing short of amazing.

My wife and I embraced Veganism at the start of 2017, and I had assumed that the movement was fairly well established, and probably well catered for on restaurant menus, but this is far from the case. You're lucky if 10% of the average menu is vegan friendly.

So to find a 100% vegan restaurant was an absolute godsend for us, and one that we indulged not once but twice over our short weekend on Salt Spring.

I'm not a huge fan of the substitute style of veganism, which seeks alternative 'cheeses' and 'meats', because I think you should embrace a plant-based diet in all it's rich variety, without looking back. Morningside however, is very much about meat and cheese alternatives. So I was pleasantly surprised to find that everything we tried was just out of this world, including the 'fish' sandwich. Incredible flavours carried on incredible bread.

I really enjoyed browsing the book selection at Morningside too. It's great to find a business that is about so much more than just commerce, and one that espouses it's values so passionately.

Can't wait to explore more of the amazing menu on future trips to Salt Spring.

Pros: Amazing food, 100% vegan, A socially conscious business

Cons: Service isn't especially fast, A little pricey

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Fabulous First Impressions - Edit

This was my first stop on Salt Spring and a real treat. I had a delicious burger and smoothie. Delightful atmosphere.

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Very disappointing for vegans - Edit

Went to the Morningside bakery on a recent visit to Salt Spring Island. I was hoping to find vegan sandwiches or muffins, but unfortunately they didn't have any and could not make a fresh sandwich. That was highly disappointing. We ended up sharing a smoothie which was tasty enough but it was a shame they did not have the options that were advertised on their website.
The cafe if up for sale, maybe that's why they were not trying so hard?

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Amazing - Edit

Whenever my partner and I have a bit of expendable money, we splurge on the ferry over to Saltspring, to enjoy the amazing food at Morningside. The owner is very knowledgeable, and she cooks up some AMAZING sandwiches and hot beverages. The cafe itself is eccentrically decorated using many natural materials, making it such a nice place to enjoy our wonderful meal.

Pros: The best sandwiches ever!, The owner is very knowlegable., The atmosphere is perfect.

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