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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
08:00 - 15:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 Smashleyjones
Royston, Canada
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137 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Had the best breakfast this weekend at Shine. Killer eggs Benedict, frosted pear mimosas, and Caesars!! The service was unreal. Can't wait to go back!!

Thank Scrufflepuff
Fort McMurray, Canada
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Very nice little place down town Victoria, with very good food and excellent service, friendly staff and altogether great atmosphere.

Thank perfumehunter
Swannanoa, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We're in Victoria for 3 days and, after eating breakfast at Shine Cafe the first morning, will eat breakfast nowhere else. The yoghurt parfait surpasses any, with homemade granola, pecans, and amazing mango compote. My husband had the best omelette he's ever eaten, and the second day we ate there, had an eggs Benedict that could have been even better... More 

Thank ksusancross
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Yum! I had a very tasty salmon with a small side salad. Very friendly staff, I was seated quickly. =)

Thank Sheena Q
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Came in for breakfast with a friend. We were refused service because the group of people behind us was larger. Unfriendly place that disrespects people and just looks for profit. Worst experience I had in Victoria. Went to cafe Machiatto across the road that treated us exceptionally.

Thank Oleg T
ShineCafe1320, Owner at Shine Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Oleg, Thanks for taking the time to review us. We are shocked that this could have happened, Unfortunately none of our managers or staff remember dealing with you. But please contact us to clarify so we can get to the bottom of this. But please Look at all our other reviews, we pride ourselves on the best service from... More 

Victoria, Canada
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164 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

A colleague suggested that we go here for lunch. A quick glance at the menu indicated it is more of a brunch place with a few lunch items. Regardless, the wait staff are friendly and we were seated quickly during a busy lunch time. I was advised that Shine reputation is based on the Bennies, so I had the Nemo... More 

Thank victoriafoody
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Perhaps I am too accustomed to the plain "meat and potato" diet of North Dakota, but the most distinguishing trait to the Shine Cafe menu was it's unusual food combinations. My wife ordered blue berry corn pancakes, topped with maple syrup, making it filling and delectable. I ordered the "shine breakfast" which included eggs and bacon with two sides, and... More 

Thank Ruber2016

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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
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?