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 sandwich selections. If you would rather take your meal to the beach, the Driftwood Café's Beach Walk menu will 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. The Driftwood Café's evening menu focuses on lighter fare, offering tasty bites of fresh Tofino seafood and Vancouver Island seasonal produce perfect for sharing. 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.

Executive Chef Warren Barr is 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

  Healthy Start 14-
Fresh Fruit, Local Berries, Sprouts
Apple, Carrot and Ginger Smoothie

Continental Breakfast 15-
Freshly Baked Pastry

Croissant French Toast 18-
Caramelized Pear, Almond Streusel,
Cynamoka Berry Preserve

Wild Smoked Salmon Bagel 19-
Cream Cheese, Omelet & Fine Herbs



Lunch Menu
(available after 11am)

Daily Soup 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 12-

Albacore Tuna
Foccacia, Seared Tuna, Olive Tapenade, Tomato, Parsley

Baguette, Basil Pesto, Chanterelle Mushroom Preserve

BBQ Pork
Pain de Mie, Fried Onions, Cabbage Slaw, Apple BBQ Sauce

Granola 7-
Toasted Oats, Dried Fruits, Toasted Nuts

Spiced Bar Nuts 7-
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


Daily Soup 8-

Smoked Trout Roe  13-
Baguette, Pickled Garlic Scape
Honey Mushroom

Roasted Beets  15-
Goats Cheese Mousse, Poached Apple
Juniper Ash

Crisp Cotechino Sausage 16-
Cauliflower, Mustard Cherries

Arctic Char Tartar 16-
Winter Radish, Seaweed Crisp
Black Garlic, Truffle

Cured Albacore Tuna 16-
Broccoletti Florets, Almond, Toasted Garlic Aioli

Semolina Gnocchi 17-
Roasted Squash, ‘Blue Claire’ Cheese, Pear
Hazelnut, Kale

Braised Lamb 20-
‘Medicine Farm’ Sunchoke, Bay, Heritage Carrot

‘Wild Side Spot Prawns’ 20-
White Bean, Creamed Leek, Parmesan
Garlic Toast

‘Two Rivers’ Charcuterie Plate 22-
Assorted Cured Meats, Duck Rillette

‘West Pacific Seafood’ Smoked Salmon Plate 23-
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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