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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great for snacks and lunch

Our favorite place to eat while visiting Gabriola Island. Lunch was very tasty. Try the 'compost cookie'! I had one for dessert and then bought one to go.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Kerry T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Our favorite place to eat while visiting Gabriola Island. Lunch was very tasty. Try the 'compost cookie'! I had one for dessert and then bought one to go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Coffee here is good. Espresso drinks are not very consistent but when made well are great. Nice selection of sandwiches and pastries.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Can't wait to go back and try some if the yummy looking found...we just stopped in for smoothies on the way to ferry but seems like a really nice spot...the varied size and style of wood tables and overall decor was very comfortable and inviting, service was good and the smoothies were delish

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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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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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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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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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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

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  • 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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?