Cakebread Artisan Bakery & Hot Chocolates

368 5th St, Courtenay
(250) 338-8211

Recent Reviews


Decent bakery, mostly tasty stuff but some not so much. For example don't buy their walnut cinnamon buns. On two different occasions they ware dry and almost felt undercooked. Felt like they are few days old.

Heather Johnston

I was first introduced to this delicious place 10 years ago and my family tried many different treats... the lemon meringue cake was a HUGE hit! We just went back for another visit, 10 years later and it was even better than I remember (we live in Alberta, so we are not local). I had a slice of their decadent chocolate cake and my husband had a pumpkin cheesecake tart, dear heaven they were delicious! My cake was the perfect amount of chocolate, moist and Delicious. My mouth waters right now just thinking of it! Thank you Cakebread for all the delicious goodies you make and create!!

Alena Griffiths

I love going to Hot Chocolates. Great products and it's great for gifts!

M User

We’re all about the chocolate shaped into things like this McQueen car that is perfect for after a swim! Staff are super friendly too!


I live in Victoria and have bought chocolates for friends over the years when visiting family in Courtenay. I’ve always had good experiences there except the last time a few weeks ago. The man who served me was very rude and impatient. They were busy but not overly so. I asked for a box made up with all milk chocolate truffles. He took them out with his bare hands no gloves. While he handled the paper wrap holding the chocolate, one would think they would use gloves as standard sanitary practice to prevent contamination, especially during a pandemic. Then he sighed and rolled his eyes when I asked for a ribbon on the box like the ones on the shelf. In retrospect I should have left without buying them and called the health department.I asked for one of the little booklets telling the origin of the store, etc, and the young girl behind the counter slammed it on the counter l like it was an inconvenience. So rude!! I will never shop there again.

Christopher Weber

Mother’s Day is the second time I have placed an order with this company, the first time being Christmas. I live two provinces over and it is so nice to have a local bakery deliver treats to my family in Courtenay. From what my family tells me everything is beautiful and tastes delicious. Thank you for helping me make my grandma and family feeling special!

Gregg Ferrie

This is an amazing and diverse bakery and chocolatiers in Courtenay. Baked goods are amazing, particularly their sourdough breads. It is a regular stop each week.

Felicity Cleaver

We are Never disappointed!! So many delicious pastries, and sweets ? hard to contain myself. Service is great, staff is friendly!! Highly recommend

Rebecca Taylor

Truffles are second to none and come in a huge variety of both milk and dark chocolate. This is my go to way to treat myself in a tough time or for an achievement. They also make excellent gifts.


Had a lovely experience ordering a custom cake for my husbands birthday. For a 6inch cake, it weighed a ton and we ate it for a week! Haha so yummy!

Jacquie McKinney Rougeau

So many delicious choices. Highly recommend.

South Sea

What a FABULOUS bakery! I cannot say enough good things about this place. Where to start, their baked goods are amazing, they have a coffee bar, their chocolates and candies are the bomb and the store looks very festive inside! Go check them out, you won’t be disappointed! BTW I ordered an almond ring and it was the best pastry I have had in a very long time.

Chris Weber

I ordered a few things to be delivered to my Grandma in Courtenay and I can't express how grateful I am to the team at Hot Chocolates. Everything was wonderful - I ordered a sour dough bread, pecan bars, and a box of sea salt caramels (my grandma loves caramel) and she loved everything she received. Thank-you Hot Chocolates for adding some warmth into her life.

Kimrona M

Great lemon meringue cake amount other delicious treats. In addition to the great chocolate selection

Practical Spiritualism

Soooo delicious! The lemon meringue cake is next level!

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Cakebread Artisan Bakery & Hot Chocolates

368 5th St, Courtenay, BC V9N 1K1
(250) 338-8211