morningside veganic bakery cafe & bookstore

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107 Morningside Rd (at Fulford Harbour Ferry Terminal), Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada, V8K 2P2

A veganic™ bakery cafe & bookstore on Salt Spring Island. Offers 100% veganic love bowls, vegan wraps, woodfired pizza, handcrafted gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads, vegan cheese platters, raw chocolate, smoothies, herbal tonics, nut mylks, artisan bread, chai, premium coffees, matcha, yerba mate, and single origin teas. Bakery section features veganic woodfired heritage sourdough breads, pie, pastries, cookies, tarts, & treats. Serves and offers Miyoko’s Kitchen line of vegan cheese and butter. Supports local organic farmers. Previously called Morningside Organic Bakery Cafe, name change reported September 2017.

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

9 Reviews

First Review by Lek

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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