Tofino is a tiny town in Canada’s breath-taking Pacific Rim National Park so we were delighted to discover one of the best plant-based cafés we have ever visited – Bravocados. Don’t be put off by the setting in a car lot. The food has to be tried to be believed.

The setting

Despite being surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery in the world, there’s no sea view or any real view from this Glowcation.  But if it’s views you are after, then it’s right next door to the booking venue for the most spectacular boat and sea plane excursions to see wild brown bear, whales and stunning scenery. So be savvy and book a table for your return.

Once in, if you look up, you might be lucky and see soaring eagles perching on poles as you order.

The space

It’s modern with local art displayed on the dark grey walls. You can sit at the wooden tables or at the friendly bar. The customers are mostly travellers to the Pacific Rim National Park. The staff are super friendly and it’s often packed so be prepared for a wait.

The little things that made a difference

The fact Bravocados supports local suppliers and producers. Plus, there’s Trivial Pursuit cards on all the tables which is an inspired touch.

The fresh juice test

Bravocados doesn’t do fresh juices, but they more than make up for it with kombucha. We fell in love with the locally brewed Tofino Kombucha which is raw, organic and delicious.

There’s a choice of jasmine and hibiscus, ginger and lemon and apricot and rose. We couldn’t resist all three.

What we ate

The food is all vegetarian with lots of vegan and GF options. There’s  an extensive choice of tacos, tortillas, bowls, salads, fries, burgers and waffles. We tried two burgers : the Bravo  and the Pulled ‘Pork’. The Bravo was a tortilla crusted, black bean and corn pattie crammed in a multigrain bun with lettuce, tomato, red onion and pickled jalapeno topped with a melted cheese blend. The Pulled Pork was made of kelp stout, BBQ braised jackfruit and topped with apple, carrot and cabbage slaw and vegan aioli. All in a ciabatta bun. We loved both.

 

We also went for the great Ground Beyond tacos with salsa fresca, shredded lettuce, sliced avocado and jalapeno queso. Determined to try as much as possible, we also had a side of guac and chips, additional fries and a fresh Caprese salad! Then we rounded it all off with a waffle and brownie.

The Nutella Banana had added coconut whipped cream and candied walnuts and the brownie was black bean baked and topped with coconut whip, chocolate drizzle and walnuts.

Despite being very full by this point, we finished them both!

What we’d go back for…

The food, the eagles and the kombucha

The bill

Pulled pork burger  $16
Bravo burger  $15
Fries  $3
Tacos  $12
Chips and guac  $7
Caprese salad  $14
Nutella banana waffle  $13
Brownie $8
Kombucha  $5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bravocados

3-368 Main St.
V0R 2Z0 Tofino
British Columbia

+1 250-725-3667
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