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Mad Ronas

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500 North Road, Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada
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7:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 27
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    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious sandwiches and baked goods

We recently stopped by Mad Rona's for a quick bite and had lovely grilled sandwiches on rosemary bread. Mine had fresh avocado, crispy bacon, tomato, and some mozarella, Delicious! We finished with a scrumptious pecan sable..... wow! Friendly place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Glidr
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Nanaimo, Canada
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We recently stopped by Mad Rona's for a quick bite and had lovely grilled sandwiches on rosemary bread. Mine had fresh avocado, crispy bacon, tomato, and some mozarella, Delicious! We finished with a scrumptious pecan sable..... wow! Friendly place.

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Alberta, Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Loved this space -- so welcoming! Comfy chairs, tons of magazines to read. The sandwiches were fresh and delicious, the coffee was excellent, the staff was friendly and the desserts were sinfully good!

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Gabriola Island
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We love Rona's cuz it is close by. It is the perfect stop for a coffee/tea and a snack or great for lunch. They have a wine and beer service as well. The food is always consistent and the staff are friendly and helpful. You will always know someone when you walk in.

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Visiting the island for the first time..friends brought us here for lunch.. We had the chicken little wrap... Wow..sure hit the spot.. Curry chicken,mango and cashews..the cafe latte was fantastic as well!

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Nanaimo, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lots of home baking and great coffee make this "the place" on Gabriola for coffee. Outdoor seating makes it great on warm days with lots of space to spread out.

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West Vancouver, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My wife and I really loved Mad Ronas. The coffee was great, my scone was fantastic and my wife went for a very decadent cinnamon bun reminiscent of a UBC 'sticky bun'. Great décor and great service!

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Victoria, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Mad Rona's is Gabriola's coffee shop with wifi. Travellers and people who live off the grid come to catch up on email and use the net. The muffins and other baked goods are made on premises daily. Quality is high. The espresso drinks are well prepared, or you can just get a cup of good drip coffee. Wraps and sandwiches... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We loved this coffee place to chill out after mountain biking or just relaxing. It's really nicely laid out with plenty of soft comfortable chairs (I particularly like the way there are alcove seating areas). There is outdoor seating too. There is an excellent range of food and drinks and the sandwiches are made fresh to order, which is great... More 

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Campbell River, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I had the chicken little wrap, which has curried chicken nuts and lettuce and was very good. While I did not have one, the deserts looked fabulous and tempting! nice atmosphere. Busy and clean.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Visited for lunch, ordered panini and smoothie. Unfortunately, panini came with onion (I am allergic) - no problem, staff made another one immediately and provide a cookie afterwards for the inconvenience, which I paired with a nice hot chocolate. The setting is light, open and relaxing - will visit again

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 North Road, Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Gabriola Island

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?