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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Favourite place to meet up with friends

Anytime my girlfriends are meeting up, we usually choose Mad Rona's. It has something for everyone, and is a comfortable place to hang out and visit. My drink of choice is a decaf coffee (smooth) or a vanilla bean frapp. Both are delicious. My favourite sandwich is the Turkey Lurkey (the chipotle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Rilla G
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Gabriola Island, Canada
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79 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We stopped here for coffee, I ordered Americano double shot, was not strong enough, it had a bitter undertone and I feel it needed another shot of expresso, to have the full bodied, Americano. My partner had the 3 shots, and said it was good. Others seem to enjoy their Smoothies, so probably a good choice. We didnt eat here... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I love coffee. I love espresso. And boy oh boy do i love frappaccinos!! I was very disappointed in the flavor of the coffee. it had a sharp bitter first sip and a very bad after taste, i could not finish my cup of coffee. I have since tried other offerings to the same disappointment in flavor. The staff were... More 

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Gabriola Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Anytime my girlfriends are meeting up, we usually choose Mad Rona's. It has something for everyone, and is a comfortable place to hang out and visit. My drink of choice is a decaf coffee (smooth) or a vanilla bean frapp. Both are delicious. My favourite sandwich is the Turkey Lurkey (the chipotle aioli makes it!) on a gluten free wrap.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Absolutely love this place! The breakfast special sandwich and the daily specials are always just amazing. Have ordered 5-6 sandwiches and really cannot pick a favorite as they are all so good! anyone on the island should check this place out!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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

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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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: Cafe
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?