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“Great eggs bennie, great music and atmosphere”
Review of Shine Cafe

Shine Cafe
Ranked #84 of 1,204 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $13
Cuisines: Diner
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Shine Cafe has been serving delicious home made breakfast and lunch since 2004. We are a family owned and operated business that is proud to call Victoria home. Visit us to experience Shine's excellent food and friendly service that has stood the test of time.
Victoria, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great eggs bennie, great music and atmosphere”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Popped in for a quick lunch while working downtown one day (my wife recommended the place after having lunch there with some friends) and it was great. Welcomed and given a table straight away (wasn't left standing around) - great 80's Brit music playing (Clash etc..). Service was fast - immediate glass of water. I ordered a Cali Bennie and Early Grey tea. Tea was piping hot (you'd be surprised how many cafe's seem to be unable to get tea really hot - perhaps you wouldn't be that surprised if you're a regular tea drinker). Earl Grey was nice - really aromatic. Eggs Bennie was good as well (I must admit though that they weren't as good as the 3rd Street Cafe in Sidney but a close second). Checked out the rest of the menu and it was good. Bennie came with hash browns - not sure if they were home made or not (at 3rd Street you can clearly see they are home made).

In and out in 30 minutes and well fed with tasty food.

All in all I'd go back again.

  • Visited April 2013
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Wayland, Massachusetts
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“Curling world's”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Artisan food with fast food efficiency! Cheerful staff worked well together to make a tasty charming experience in unique setting. The exquisite parings of flavors in both brew and food were a memorable treat. I now intend to be a regular when I'm in Victoria!!

  • Visited April 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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“Get there early if you like great food!”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Ever wanted the soup of the day, and it was gone when you got there? This is that restaurant. The soup is that good! So are the sandwiches, and the 20(ish) types of eggs benedict!
Want breakfast, any time? This is the place! Gets busy at lunch time, and for good reason. Not only is the menu good, but then there is the wait staff. Attentive when needed, gone when you need some privacy for a good chat with your friends.

  • Visited March 2013
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Courtenay, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Another Great Victoria Breakfast”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

So many good choices for breakfast in Victoria, and today I found yet another one. SHINE shined in all aspects - very friendly, helpful, patient staff and wonderful breakfast menu, nice ambiance Note; I regret I did not order the hash browns as I thought that referred to potatoes grated and fried. Shine's pototoes small chunks, wonderfully spiced and roasted (I tasted one of my friends/). Another friend was thrilled with her deep bowl of flavorful granola, which included dried cranberries and pecans. I had the most delicious omelet and a friend's benny was a beauty to behold as well as to eat. I also tried corn bread, and gotta give them credit - finally a home made version that doesn't crumble before you get it in your mouth! My new favorite place for a Victoria breakfast/brunch.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank nishamah
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Mmmm Good”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Our family went for "brunch" just after Christmas with all but one being first-timers to Shine, and we all came away feeling good. What more is there to be said ??

Good service, decent coffee, and we all picked different eggs Benedict (and sampled each others). I'd go back in a heartbeat.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank EugeZ
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