A Big Thank you goes out to Don, Celiac Scene follower for his recent suggestion that Wild Coffee more than meets the needs of gluten-free diners.
Located at the epic-centre of downtown Victoria at Broad Street and 632 Yates Street, Wild Coffee is as dedicated a gluten-free facility as the market allows. This means that all in-house baking is made with Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Flours. No gluten flours are used on site. While Wild does sell gluten items, they are prepared off-site and arrive wrapped. Gluten items are only unwrapped at the point of serving.
Wild’s owner Marla is a celiac and treats gluten as a ‘toxin’ that she allows on the premises to accommodate customers who have yet to be convinced that their gorgeous gluten-free baking is as delicious if not more so than ‘regular’ items. Their offerings include praline and peanut butter brownies, apple crumbles, date squares, banana loaf as well as apple cinnamon, banana date, zucchini chocolate, carrot raisin and blueberry flax muffins to name just a few!
Wild offers all-day breakfast and a changing array of lunch and dinner entrées: paninis, home-made soups, salads, sandwiches, quesadillas, lasagna, vegan chili, pizza slices, shepherds pie, thai curry with rice, samosas, meat pies and daily specials. Dairy-free and vegan options also available.
Looking for ambience? Snuggle into a driftwood sofa with your laptop or bask in Victoria’s prolific sunshine on Wild’s south facing patio.
And then there is the coffee! Wild is proud to be serving Drumroaster Coffee and Espresso. Wild also roasts their own Wild Coffee Blend. For those looking for dairy alternatives, enjoy soy, coconut and almond milk.
Wild Coffee Specialty Teas include a great selection of Maccha, Herbal, Black, Oolong, White and Green Teas. Supplied by Silk Road & Metropolitan.
Wild Juice Bar – healthy fresh juices and smoothies. Fresh organic fruits and vegetables.
GREAT HOURS: Monday – Wednesday 7:30 am to 7:00 pm • Thursday/Friday 7:30 am to 10:30 pm • Saturday/Sunday 9:30 am to 10:30 pm
- This place is amazing. Love the vegan and gluten free muffins. The date squares are seriously to die for. The coffee tastes great and I always get service with a smile. Marla the owner and her staff are always working hard. I am proud to support this fine local business which has to compete with all the corporate outlets in the area. My fave coffee shop in Victoria bar none. Keep up the great work Wild Coffee!! Fiona
- My go-to place downtown! The shop is spacious with big windows, comfy rustic decor, and a relaxed quiet atmosphere. Great place to have a chat or do a bit of reading or studying. I get the matcha and these DELICIOUS gluten-free chocolate coconut balls that I don’t know the name of. Lattes and paninis are tasty too. Definitely worth checking out if you’d like a change from the regular frantic Starbucks, or are wanting a real breakfast or lunch. Mo
- One of my favourite hangouts in town! Sweet people behind the counter, great food, amazing almond-milk-cappuccino, banana loaf that makes your day, and a weekly open-mic night with lovely musicians! I’ll return for sure! Leonidas
- The gluten free options here are the best out of any cafe in Victoria! Love the boss and the staff, beautiful people and place to hang out❤ Shelby