Driftwood Café

A local Tofino favourite, the Driftwood Café is named for it's signature massive driftwood bar, found on coastal Vancouver Island. During the day, enjoy a latte, cappucino, or other signature blends along with delightful fruit smoothies, brunch or sandwhich selections. If you would rather take your meal to the beach, the Driftwood Café's Beach Walk menu willl offer you on-the-go friendly choices. Daily house-made bread is available for purchase so you can take the freshness home with you.

Slow down time in the afternoons or end your day on Chesterman Beach with a glass of wine, beer or ciders on the Café’s beachfront patio, cozied up inside by the fireplace, or at the bar. A new grazing, tapas-style of dining casual evening menu offers tasty bites to accompany your beverage. Browse local art at the Henry Nolla Gallery space off the café's beach entrance.

There are so many ways to enjoy the Driftwood Café, open until 9:00pm nightly - just walk in, and be our guest.

Chefs Warren Barr and David Sider are committed to providing you with the freshest, locally sourced ingredients possible. As such specific items in each menu selection may change based on availability. Although updated on a regular basis, onsite menus may show slight variations from the below. 


Breakfast Menu
(available until 2pm)

  Granola Cereal 9-
House made with Whole or Low Fat Milk

  Beach Walker Granola Parfait 10-
Homemade Berry Yogurt & Bananas

  Honey & Yogurt Marinated Fruit Salad 12-
Banana & Berry Hemp ‘Smoothie, Pumpkin Seeds & Flax
Babe’s Honey Bee Pollen

Continental Breakfast 15-
Freshly Baked Pastry

Wild Smoked Salmon Bagel 17-
Cream Cheese, Omelet & Fine Herbs

Wild Leek Omelet 17-
3 Eggs, Ramp Pesto, Fiddleheads, Brie
Hempseed & Buckwheat Toast


Lunch Menu
(available after 11am)

Soup de Jour 8-

Glazed BBQ Pork Ribs  16-
Scallion Pancakes, Kimchi

West Coast Clam Chowder 15-
Wild Side Baby Shrimp & Local Fish
Fresh Herbs, Bacon & Corn

Kale ‘Caesar’ 16-
Crôutons, Double Smoked Bacon
Chopped Egg, Cashew Dressing
Add Grilled Chicken Breast  8-

Smoked Ling Cod & Potato Pressé 16-
Marinated Beets, Caper
Fennel & Dill Vinaigrette

Deluxe Burger & Fries 20-
Avonlea Cheddar, Smoked Tomato Aioli
Bacon & Green Peppercorn Jam

Artisan Cheese Plate 24-
House Made Preserves & Buttermilk Crackers





For The Beach Walk


Fresh House Made Sandwiches 10-

Nootka Salmon
Rye, Confit Salmon Salad, Caper Dill Aioli, Red Onion

Fig Sourdough, Apple Relish, Red Onion Jam

Smoked Beef Brisket
Pain de Mie, Arugula, Boerenkaas Cheese, Red Pepper
Caramelized Onions

Granola 10-
Toasted Oats, Dried Fruits, Toasted Nuts

Spiced Bar Nuts 10-
Cayenne, Cumin, Assorted Nuts

Chocolate Dipped Granola Bars 5-
Semi Sweet Chocolate, Shredded Coconut

Daily Baked Pastry 4-

House Made Toast & Preserves 4-

Toasted House Made Bagel  8-
Cream Cheese

House Made Scones 8-
Two Scones with House Made Jam
Clotted Cream



Driftwood Café Evening Menu


Soup de Jour  8-

 Seared Goat Cheese Polenta 13-
Sauce Romesco, Asparagus, Smoked Pine Nut

  Spring Salad 14-
Watercress, Spring Greens, Fresh Island Cheese, Almond
Marinated Cucumber

  Tofino Halibut Ceviche 17-
Citrus, Sweet Potato, Herbs, Fried Tortilla

Seared Albacore Tuna 17-
Roasted Cauliflower, Salsa Verde, Dried Olive
Cured Egg Yolk

Venison Tartare 17-
Guacamole, Spiced Pepitas, Corn Crisps

Steamed Mussels & Clams 17-
Burnt Cedar, Corriander, Orange

Side Stripe Shrimp Gnocchi 19-
Beer Broth, Blue Cheese, Grape Tomato, Basil
Chili Oil

Braised Lamb Meat Balls 19-
Spice Roasted Chickpeas, Kale, Sheep Feta

“Two Rivers” Charcuterie Plate 21-
Assorted Cured Meats, Duck Liver Parfait
Fig Mustard

“West Pacific Seafood” Smoked Salmon Plate 21-
Cream Cheese, Fried Capers, Shallot
Rye Croutons




Quebec (Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade)
Semi-Soft, Cow, Unpasteurized

Quebec (Abitibi)
Firm, Sheep, Unpasteurized


Kaamps Classic
Firm, Goat

Bleu d’Auvergne
France (Auvergne)
Semi-Soft, Cow, Pasteurized

Individual   6-

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