Bowen island things to do, fun activities you shouldn't miss, and lots of tips!
Don't miss a great meal. If coming over to Bowen Island during the winter season please know that some of the restaurants will have limited hours and may be closed on certain days. Please phone ahead to confirm hours of operation.
Hours: Tuesday – Sat 9-4 / Sunday 9-4 / Sunday Brunch 9-3
Located in Artisan Square, Bowen Island
Simple breakfast available daily. Slightly more extravagant on Sundays. Fabulous Italian Coffee from the oldest roasters in Tuscany. Creative Panini, Tartine & Sandwiches. Local BC Cheeses, Cured Meats, Terrines, Pates, Antipasti. House Made Bread. Baked treats, smoothies, sandwiches, salads. Breakfast, brunch, lunch.
The locals rave about this restaurant. And I have to agree...it is yummy and boasts a great view. We love any of their breakfasts while dining on the patio. We especially love the kale salad and the gluten free peanut butter cookies for lunch.
BOWEN ISLAND PUB
Hours: open seven days from 11 AM until late. Note kitchen will close earlier.
This iconic locals hang-out is located at The Four Corners intersection just 300 meters up the hill from the Snug Cove ferry terminal. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, the Bowen Island Pub is great for enjoying a leisurely meal on the sun-drenched deck or playing a quick game of pool while waiting for the next ferry. Featuring live music Friday nights and a lively crowd most every night, the Bowen Island Pub is the perfect place to meet old friends or new ones.
Whether you are an island local or a visiting guest, the Bowen Island Pub is… where you always feel you belong!
We recommend their burgers (delicious), we love their cobb salads......the salt and pepper chicken wings are to die for.....and they now have the option for a salad plus your protein and extras on the menu.....LOVE THAT!! BETTER THAN BAR FOOD. Check their website for the daily specials.
BARCELONA TAPAS & WINE BAR
449 Bowen Trunk Road
Be sure to try the sangria!
604 947 6806
Hours: 11:30 - 8:30 PM, Monday - Saturday, Closed Sunday
Open for lunch & dinner.
EAT IN OR TAKE OUT
COCOA WEST CHOCOLATIER
Hours: during summer months, open everyday. Off season, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am until 5 pm.
"Organic Chocolate Cafe features artisan truffles made on-site with natural and organic ingredients. Home of our famous certified organic Hot Chocolate menu, Italian gelato and Coffee service. Wedding and special orders are welcome. Located in Artisan Square."
We always make a point of having a gelato after a good walk around Kilarney Lake. We think you should too.
PHOTO BY BASIA LIESK
THE SHED EATERY @ THE BOWEN ISLAND GOLF CLUB
HOURS AND CONTACT INFORMATION
Located at the Bowen Island Golf Club. Established in 2020, The Shed prides itself on our devoion to our community. We hand selected the tasiest beverage menue from our local vendors and have committed to makeing more than 80% of our final dish in house.
SNUG CAFE AND CATERING
Located in the Heart of the Cove. The Snug offers organic coffees and teas. The Best breakfast on Bowen. Lunches to stay or go. Your favorite beer and wine.
We love the breakfast wraps and they offer gluten free toast to go along with a classic breakfast or sandwich.
Having a get-together or event? Ask The Snug about catering your event or making a special meal for you and your sweetheart.
THE RUDDY CAFE
A delicious day at THE RUDDY CAFE...
Every Monday to Friday the Ruddy Cafe serves up a variety of delcious hand foods, sweets and lunch items, along with freshly brewed organic coffee, tea and cold drinks. Fresh out of the oven PIZZA Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
On the corner of Adams & Sunset.
Note: There is also a cafe & deli in the Ruddy Potato grocery store at Village Square in Snug Cove.
TUSCANY ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Hours: Open everyday from 5pm. Reservations Suggested
Tuscany Restaurant is a family owned and operated restaurant. A bustling European style trattoria nestled in a heritage style house with a lush garden patio. Serving Artisan pizza, rustic Mediterranean cooking and weekly specials! A warm fireplace and a comforting atmosphere throughout the winter and a charming garden patio await you throughout the summer !
After a long day of traveling you might consider ordering your pizza while waiting for the ferry in Horseshoe Bay. 40 minutes later, drive off the ferry, grab your pizza to go, and head to your accommodations to enjoy in the comfort of your own "home."
1125 Grafton Road
Bowen Island, British Columbia V0N1G0
Retail open Wednesday to Sunday
12pm - 6pm
Out kitchen serves hot food for take away or picnic Thursday through Sunday. Chef Erik Miller focuses on high quality meat and foods sourced locally and produced at Meadowbrook Farm.
Doc’s location is premiere and so are their Fish and Chips! A bustling summer restaurant right on the lawn down by the USS Steamship Marina. For the first time in years Doc’s will be operating through the winter months.
THE VILLAGE BAKER CAFE
Hours: Monday-Friday 6 am-3 pm, Saturday 8 am-3 pm and Sunday 9 pm-2 pm.
992 Dorman Road, Bowen Island, BC, V0N 1G1
"Welcome to The Village Baker Café, home of good food, flavorful Milano coffee and great service on beautiful Bowen Island. We make all our baked goods, breads, breakfast and Lunch products from scratch with the best ingredients locally supplied, where possible.
At The Village Baker we are proud of the high quality of our bread. Using traditional artisan baking methods developed in Europe. We use natural starters, no additives and unbleached flour. Breads are baked on the premises from scratch everyday, flavors changing seasonally."
The Village Baker Café is the talk of the island, the place locals recommend to visitors. The friendly staff, scrumptious food and wonderful ambience bring islanders and visitors back time after time.
What better way to balance out your yoga session with some Cinnamon Rolls from the Village Baker Café? Well, that’s what the yoga ladies do. Oh, I miss cinnamon rolls and I hear these are delicious!!!