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Shine Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Canadian, Diner, Gluten Free Options
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1320 Blanshard St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2J1, Canada
+1 250-595-2134
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Ottawa, Canada
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My son introduced me to this as his favourite breakfast while working in Victoria. It quite quickly became mine! Generous breakfasts with excellent service - the server kept an eye on the coffee cup tilt when drinking - came for a refill at the perfect time. Varied breakfasts - enjoy.

Thank Harold M
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food - a bit of a wait to get in (most popular restaurants have a wait. Their bacon is nothing short of amazing.

Thank Jean C
Victoria, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Got there at 9:15am on a Saturday. Mistake for a group of 5. Groups of 2, 3 and 4 who arrived later got in, ate and left while we were still waiting outside. In the cold. A few, okay, but there were a lot. And yes, I get it is a busy place. They do not put tables together and... More 

Thank janetla2017
Victoria, Canada
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

went there on my birthday and they gave me a latte on the house and took the extra step of writing "happy birthday" on the cup that they served it to me in. so sweet. my favourite breakfast location

Thank VRdowntown
Nanaimo, Canada
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

Wow - if you like great food, reasonable prices and a FABULOUS selection of eggs benedict dishes - eat at SHINE! I had the Beckett's Benedict, and one of our party had the Polish Benedict - all were delicious. Great baked breakfast potatoes!

Thank CDfromBC
Hong Kong, China
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67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

I went in the morning for breakfast, there were people waiting so had to wait for around 20 minutes to get a table. There are many varieties of food here but I ordered the Nemo eggs benedict. The food is decent and I enjoyed my time there. Staff is friendly but a little slow. People keep coming and the queues... More 

Thank Shanneen C
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

We go here quite often. The food is consistent. There are healthy options. They keep things fresh by rotating monthly specials. The prices are reasonable by Victoria's over-priced standards. The coffee is not great as has been mentioned but it's not terrible, I drink it when I am there. The main reason that we are regulars is the staff. The... More 

Thank Derek R
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Three of us went to Shine for breakfast this weekend. We had to wait 15 minutes before being seated which I was expecting on weekend. I had heard such great things about this place and thought it would be worth the wait. After being seated we ordered our drinks and food at the same time. We had all finished our... More 

Thank Ashley J
Royston, Canada
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138 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Late morning we opted for basic Shine Breakfast, poached eggs, excellent hash browns, chrisp bacon, tomatoes - should probably have added toast for poached eggs as Nancy was a bit disappointed with her scone. Our server moved us from the windy front window seat when he had an inside table available We will be back next trip to Victoria and... More 

Thank ross m
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

We always look forward to our return to Victoria so that we can have breakfast at Shine. The food is excellent and the staff welcoming and efficient.

Thank Marjorie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Canadian, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1320 Blanshard St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2J1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-595-2134

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