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US$8 - US$12
Cafe, Canadian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed March 17, 2022 via mobile

A well prepared, thoughtful and hearty breakfast. I had a breakfast burrito with corn bread. The service was good, the food was very satisfying, and the overall experience was very enjoyable.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed January 21, 2022 via mobile

Two of us stopped by for nearly lunchtime meal and realized breakfast was still being served. Lemon French Toast was ordered and it was fantastic. Excellent service as well. I noticed a number patrons simply tapped on the window and were served outside. I assume...to look after these folks without the QR code? Brilliant! I like this place.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed November 15, 2021

The breakfast hash I had here was delicious! My partner had a vegan breakfast that she really enjoyed, too. Nice cozy atmosphere. Great service!

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 20, 2021

Staff were quite attentive and concerned about the small spider that was crawling along the wall by our table. The were going to catch it and take it outside but it crawled up to the ceiling and away from us. The breakfast good, but there...were a few too many hashbrowns.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed August 14, 2021

The lemon berry french toast and the eggs Benny with pesto hollandaise sauce…WOW! The food was some of the best food I have ever had. And the servers were extremely kind and wonderful. The wait wasn’t too long either. You have to have breakfast here...if you’re visiting Victoria!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 3, 2021 via mobile

Delicious meal! Great service and friendly experience, thank you Katey! Line up outside is worth the wait. Eggs Benedict is def a staple

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed April 21, 2021

Shine Cafe on Fort street is a hidden gem with a sunny patio and plenty of distancing. This seems to be a locals favourite, offering lots of gluten free and vegan options! Get out and support local

Date of visit: April 2021
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
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Shine Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4