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 or membership 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.

2019 Hours

Open Wednesday to Sunday from 9am until 3.30pm.

The Gardens are still open Monday, Tuesday and after 3.30pm! Please pay admission in the Ecolodge.


Darwin’s Café is available throughout the year for meetings and musical events. The attached commercial kitchen can be used for catered events. Please inquire by email to groups(at)tbgf.org, phone 250-725-1220 or directly within the café.


The café happily serves a variety of drinks including espresso drinks, teas, juice, wine, cold drinks from Tofino Kombucha and Tofino Brewing Company, and house made baked goods, sandwiches, and soups.