Fern is a local, vegan, cafe and bakery ironically located in Fernwood - Victoria, British Columbia. Though the name has the word "Fern" in it - it was not named after the Fernwood neighbourhood, but after the owner's love for the Fern covered forest floors of Vancouver Island.
Established in 2018, it is the only dedicated 100% vegan bakery cafe!
Offering a vast variety of specialty pastry items, a full cafe menu, speciality coffee beverages, and fun lattes. Focusing on creativity, on the weekend Fern has a featured brunch item.
Fern is owner-operated by a married vegan couple that had a dream and wanted to share it with the world. With backgrounds in the restaurant industry and passion for real and good quality ingredients, they make all items in-house and from scratch. They have a drive for creativity, and the desire to share with locals and travellers just how great plant based food is, without any compromise to taste.
Owners, Tamara and Braden Parks, come from a small town in Ontario, but have been living on Vancouver Island for several years now. In their spare time, they enjoy spending quality time together with their son, exploring the island, and foraging for wild plants, berries, and mushrooms in the Fern covered forests - all of which they plan to incorporate into their menu items and baked goods from time to time.
In our bakery we shake things up and introduce fun new items often. Expect to be thrown back in time with some childhood classics, or be able to spot some of your old favourites you haven't had in years.
Our top recommendation? Try a Big Bad Cinnamon Bun otherwise known as our famous cinnamon buns! We even heard they're the best in town (vegan or not!)
Tidbit: We have doughnuts on the daily as well!
Everything in the pastry display is first come - first serve. We currently don't specialize in custom orders. Cinnamon bun and Doughnuts can be special ordered in advance (minimum 24 hours).
In the Cafe we have a fun menu based on vegan comfort food consisting of house made burgers, hand cut fries, sandwiches, mac n cheese, fried chickun, and more!
We run our breakfast items all day. Visit our menu page for full details on our mouth watering, vegan grub!
The kitchen closes 15 minutes before close. Check our Instagram for daily updates.