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Mad Ronas

Cafe, Canadian
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500 North Road, Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Campbell River, Canada
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service every time I go here. The coffee and snacks are great too! (My fave is the Americano and the pecan bar! Mmmm)

Thank Liana L
Vancouver, Canada
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went there for a light lunch and coffee. Oh man I had a wonderful time. Sat outside under the trees. My kind of place completely. Sandwich AND coffee were both excellent. Would I go back ?? definitely. This is a lovely place to hang out and relax.

Thank June Q
Cobble Hill, Canada
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you want a quick coffee away from the hubub, Mad Ronas is the place. Outdoor sitting area is nice and the coffee is great

Thank John B
Lake Country, B.C.
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very nice coffee shop, baking was fresh. But not a tea lovers paradise. I prefer loose tea. The tea was either tea bag or pre-brewed with sugar. Nice atmosphere - popular with locals.

Thank Assunta R
Amherstburg, Canada
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118 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a quick latte and found the place to be super cozy and very welcoming, however in my opinion it's very overpriced. Three small lattes was in and around the 12-$13 dollar mark which is steep if you ask me. Nice place but be prepared to pay.

Thank Raynman M
Chilliwack, Canada
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91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of freinds all loved this and want to make this a regular stop. I had an excellent vanilla latte and we all shared scrumptious treats...carrot cake, Nanaimo bar and pecan square ....they were all excellent but the ocean say are was absolutely to die for...yum . Next time I'll be getting a whole one of those for sure😛... More 

1 Thank RuthajBC
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

This cafe has delicious breakfast and lunch sandwiches with locally-sourced ingredients. There is a nice outdoor patio for sunny days, and comfortable indoor seating for cooler ones. It was hard to find because the sign wasn't obvious. The espresso isn't great, but the food makes up for that.

Thank Barbara K
Banff National Park, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

When you need a good brew, it's the place to go. Recommend getting a large, because if you love your coffee, a small might not be enough. Tasty treats to go with with java a must.

Thank Bohdan S
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Stopped by in late afternoon after a drive for a treat. And it was a treat! Delicious Namaimo bars and excellent cappuccinos. Great place to go.

Thank Jane C
Vancouver, British Columbia
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

This is a nice coffee,snack and sandwich restaurant next door to the Woodfire Grill near the village centre of Gabriola Island. A very nice escape to have a coffee/snack and read. In summer, the glass garage doors are raised to create a inside-out room with the large patio outside. With luck, just as at the Woodfire, the wild turkeys of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 North Road, Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Gabriola Island

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