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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:30 pm

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    Very good
  • 4
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  • 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
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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Annie H
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Gabriola Island
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44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Gabriola Island
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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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
32 helpful votes 32 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 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
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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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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Calgary, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Great coffee shop, excellent healthy sandwiches and healthy snacks. We often stop here for coffee and a snack because it has a very friendly atmosphere.

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Gabriola Island, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Lovely snacks of which some are healthy! Great sandwiches for breakfast or lunch. Good soup. Nice ambience and comfy seating. No one pushes you out of the door here. You could sit all day if you wanted to!

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?