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Shine Cafe

$$ - $$$American, Cafe,
1320 Blanshard St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2J1, Canada
+1 250-595-2134
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (22 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (30 reviews)
“potato scone” (6 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Canadian, Diner, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1320 Blanshard St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2J1, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the top 4 breakfast joints IMHO in the City of Gardens. Always busy, with great food and wonderful servers. Prices are reasonable and service is usually prompt and reliable despite the usual packed house. On the noisy side for sure, but a fun...More

Thank trentlarge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in here on a very windy day whilst walking round Victoria! My husband and I both had a hot chocolate which was really good! The staff though were really lovely!! Polite, friendly and not to over powering!! Would definitely recommend

Thank Charl1611
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited on a weekday morning, armed with a mitt full of breakfast recommendations from friends telling me Victoria is the best for breakfast and brunch. Well, there were lines out the door for many of the recommended places. Shine did not have that issue,...More

Thank Kari L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fab breakfast here, plenty of coffee, good hash, but the best pancakes I have ever had. I'm not usually a blueberry fan, but the blueberry and raspberry pancakes were so so delicious. Soft and fluffy inside and crisp outside. Slightly pricy, $32...More

Thank Alison T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious food, friendly staff, bright clean surroundings. Wonderful choices for breakfast and lunch. Staff helped us with tourist information. The side salad came with cranberries, sunflowers and a wide selection of dressings. If you are in downtown Victoria, be sure to stop by.

Thank MandMUrban
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shine has a huge menu for various types of Eggs Benedict--but I opted for traditional. I loved that you could order your eggs "easy, medium or hard." Cost was a bit high for a tiny cafe with no decor to speak of. Still, it's quite...More

Thank DebCaliCanuck
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had breakfast here 3 days in a row - even though it was about 25 minute walk from our hotel. Staff friendly and food was great.

Thank Burnmax
Reviewed 2 September 2017

I came here one morning after dropping my wife at UVic for the day. I had walked around the downtown area for a bit and looked it up on my GPS to find I was only 2 blocks away. At 10:30 on a Wednesday it...More

Thank chris g
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

My friend and I had never been here before and we wanted to have some food before shopping. The place is cute and cozy the staff are nice and inviting, the only thing which is not their control is the noise level. I could not...More

Thank Chantel W
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This place was opposite where we were staying so thought we would try it out. There was a line when we first went but they accept names on a wait list so we took advantage of that. My husband is a coffee snob but he...More

1  Thank Jane W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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
8:00 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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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.
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