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US$8 - US$13
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed January 30, 2021

This was a good breakfast. The eggs were really good, and the lemon French toast was yummy. But it is over priced for what you get. Also, the restaurant was cold. I has to eat with my coat on. All in all, we won’t be...going back. All meals were overpriced by about $3.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed December 30, 2020

I’ve eaten at both locations a few times now when I’m in Victoria and I’m hooked! Diagnosed with celiac about a year ago, it’s hard to find a place where I can go out to eat without fear. Friendly staff always clarified that my order...is celiac and I’ve never had an issue. Big fan of the Cali Eggs Benny with chipotle holly sauce. Hash browns are always perfect.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed November 15, 2020

We were looking forward to trying out this place but unfortunately did not have a good experience. Our server wasn’t friendly and we felt more like an inconvenience than paying customers. Our food was only so-so and my wife’s breakfast arrived cold?! Almost like they...had plated hers well before mine and then left it to congeal on the counter before bringing it to the table. I didn’t feel like we could be forthcoming at all about this issue with the waitress, so we just ate our food and left as quickly as possible. My wife didn’t even finish half of hers. Overall, very disappointing. Lots of great breakfast and brunch places in Victoria and based on our experience, this just ain’t one of them! Hate to leave a bad review during these uncertain times, but it just wasn’t good. We won’t be back.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 12, 2020 via mobile

Great down to earth diner with good variety to choose from, and reasonable prices. I’ve never seen so many options of bennys to choose from, the chicken club Benny was delicious. We need to find out way back to try everything else!!

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed September 8, 2020

My husband and I discovered this gem on a visit from the mainland, it was so good, we went twice. Excellent food and awesome staff!

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed September 8, 2020 via mobile

My friend and I wanted brunch before a tour and we realized our first choice was closed that day so Shine became the backup and it did not disappoint! Great selection of food. The tables are nicely distanced and they follow good measures to clean...everything. Their entry is small so you need to wait outside for a server to come ask how many people to seat. I had the lemon blueberry French toast and it was amazing! Stephanie was also a great server, very friendly and wanted to ensure we had a great experience.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 5, 2020

We looked this place up, as it had been on You Gotta Eat Here... we were not disappointed. I had the veggie benny and my husband had the full Scottish breakfast. Both were made from scratch and delicious. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 11, 2020

Great food - my favourite breakfasts in Victoria! The eggs bennys are simply out of this world! Service can be hit or miss but generally very good also

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed April 13, 2020

Really good food, with friendly service and a variety of choices to fit any diet. I prefer eating fresh fruit instead of potatoes and that was a normal option. I love this place!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 1, 2020

When my daughter and I were looking for a new place to have breakfast, we saw the menu for Shine, a cafe with "Scottish Breakfast" complete with potato scones. True to its word we both enjoyed their Scottish gem of a meal. Excellent service and...food to match.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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