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Shine Cafe

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$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Canadian, Diner, Gluten Free Options
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1320 Blanshard St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2J1, Canada
+1 250-595-2134
07:00 - 15:00
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All hours
Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Level Contributor
39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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162 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 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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4 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
Oxford, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this place by our concierge, we were not disappointed. A large selection, catering for all shapes and sizes, large portions and tasty food. We did note that some people who arrived after us, were served food before us, it could be because we were a party of six, but if you're in a hurry then it may... More 

Thank ssbz
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

The breakfast was enormous tasty too but enormous. The staff were so so helpful and recommended places to eat for us for dinner and we're genuinely excited about our first visit to Victoria. Lovely.

Thank Alice D
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

It's ok, the burrito is a little dry and the hash browns were dry too (too long in the oven?). The salsa was good and the coffee is pretty decent. Everybody else enjoyed their food though so maybe I picked badly? Seems expensive for what it is but maybe Victoria is pricier than Vancouver?

Thank DavidHayesBC

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