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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: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 28
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  • 13
    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
Outstanding Take Out Breakfast Sandwich

A couple of weeks ago I ordered a breakfast sandwich to go. It had ham, cheese, and egg and I immediately ate half of it and it was yummy. The other half got forgotten on the table at home for at least an hour. When I came in and realized I forgot to eat my fabulous tasting second half, I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A couple of weeks ago I ordered a breakfast sandwich to go. It had ham, cheese, and egg and I immediately ate half of it and it was yummy. The other half got forgotten on the table at home for at least an hour. When I came in and realized I forgot to eat my fabulous tasting second half, I... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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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 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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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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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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Additional Information about Mad Ronas

Address: 500 North Road, Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Gabriola Island
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
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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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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