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Cafe Restaurant Compose

Certificate of Excellence
Austrian, European, Canadian
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235 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
(902) 532-1251
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
had a very nice lunch

just there once enjoyed lunch a little cold to sit out side food was good and the service was fine would recommend

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
aurora, ont
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

Lovely Austrian-themed restaurant with a patio overlooking the Bay of Fundy. Excellent service and food preparation. Good for a nice, relaxing dinner.

Thank rosa l
San Antonio, Texas
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240 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

This is the first time in my reviewing that I am going to compare two restaurants head to head. One came out spectacularly well, and one was disappointing. Restaurant Compose was the latter. It might have eeked out four stars if I hadn’t also eaten at the second place, Bistro East, which gets five stars. Three stars is a bit... More 

Thank Robert F
aurora, ont
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

just there once enjoyed lunch a little cold to sit out side food was good and the service was fine would recommend

Thank Fris1287
Digby, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 NEW

I decided to go to the Restaurant Compose as I was looking for a new eating experience and wanted to try the Austrian cuisine. All staff were very pleasant and cordial even though they were very busy! I tried the Kaiser Schnitzel at the recommendation of the server and it was delicious! I had a corner table by the window... More 

Thank Reg G
Saulnierville, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Great local restaurant with friendly service and good food! We frequent this restaurant often and have enjoyed all of our visits! We will continue to go!

Thank Lionel234
Vancouver Island, Canada
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

After reading the negative reviews it makes me wonder if we went to the same restaurant as these posters. We were greeted warmly when we went in to make reservations earlier in the day and also when we returned for our dinner a few hours later. We thoroughly enjoyed the Schnitzel which we both ordered. I had it with rice... More 

1 Thank Occy2
Annapolis Royal, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

If you’ve had the good fortune to get this far in life without meeting a truly egregious example of a human being, then sure, I might recommend you go to Café Compost to get a load of its owner. From a purely anthropological standpoint, I could see such an excursion being both entertaining and informative. But if you’re a normal... More 

6 Thank 350gonzof
Wolfville, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

What a wonderful meal! My partner and I booked a table on the patio in advance, and were shown to it immediately upon arrival. We selected a wine, which was delightful, and then ordered. The wait for the food was not at all long, considering the preparation that it required. My partner had the Haddock fillet and scallops, and I... More 

1 Thank Cardy H
Yorkshire and proud of it!
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

A place to avoid. We had heard good things about this place and although we had been a number of years ago and found it not good thought we'd give it another chance. Big mistake. Upon entering through the front door we found the place looke deserted. No-one to greet customers or show us to a table. Thought it may... More 

4 Thank Bodhranlady
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86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We ate here for an evening meal and it was a good job we booked as they were busy and turning late hopefuls away. Service was very friendly and attentive from the servers. We both had very good lobster cocktails and then wiener schnitzel (restaurant owned by Austrian couple] and both were excellent. One of the best meals on our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 235 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Annapolis Royal
  • Phone Number: (902) 532-1251

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Austrian, European, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Romantic


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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