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Cafe de la Grave

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969, route 199,, Quebec G4T 9C8, Canada
(418) 937-5765‎
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, piano tuned & poppyseed lemon cake...

Listening to fabulous piano with the Madelinots...lost in the gulf of St Lawrence...great local hospitality....you made my trip!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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English first
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Listening to fabulous piano with the Madelinots...lost in the gulf of St Lawrence...great local hospitality....you made my trip!

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Trenton, Canada
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112 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Great place to stop in for a lunch and a coffee. Buy a pottery mug, they are lovely . We had a seafood pie and a salad. It was ok but not great. Too many potatoes and not enough seafood for the price and therefore not enough taste. We had to add salt and pepper to the pie. Service was... More 

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North Bay, Canada
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Because we loved this spot so much, we were happy to come back the next night. I've never felt so relaxed at a restaurant. We sat on the patio and watched the sunset silhouetting a boat painted in acadian colours, ate the most comforting food and tried not to think about going back to Ontario.

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Baddeck, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

We visited the islands in the off-season and we're thrilled to find this amazing pub, filled with friendly patrons, lively musicians and delicious food! The atmosphere in one word is authentic; the food is great at reasonable prices; and the owner is a wonderful accordion player and singer. This is a must-visit spot for any trip to the island even... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We actually ended up at Cafe de la Grave two nights in a row because we were so charmed the first visit. As soon as you walk in you get a blast of warmth in both temperature and atmosphere. The espresso machine perfumes the air...if it's not being overpowered by baking loaves or simmering stews. The place was packed both... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This place was the best restaurant on the îles de la Madeleine. Good food and mostly... Great atmosphere! Nothing fancy, though. Simply good food in a nice « ambiance des Madelinots ». We had an amazing tartiflette with the cheese from the islands. You go there to relax and catch a little spirit from the islands.

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Ottawa, Canada
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Because we had been riding our bicycles hard and taken a wrong turn (yes, you can get lost on the Îles de la Madeleine), we were famished by the time we rode into La Grave. There are several restaurants here, but we wanted to have lunch at an all-time favourite on the islands, the Café de la Grave. Not surprisingly,... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had lunch here and the sandwiches made with croissants are amazing. Service was quick and friendly. Atmosphere was great - very relaxing. Highly recommend.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The Cafe de la Grave is unique to Iles de la Madeleine. A night (and it is crowded in season) it is a lively place and you will hear wonderful piano and accordion music. The whole place may burst into song. All walks of life are mixed in together; you may sit between a chick bejeweled couple, native Islanders and... More 

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Eastern Canada
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119 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Decor is nice. Service was lacklustre and unfriendly. Soup tasted like they just boiled and pureed carrots with no spice. Sandwich was just ok. Was offered only one glass of lukewarm water, no refills, no butter with the dry, tough bread that came with the soup. Basically felt ignored and would not return.

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Address: 969, route 199,, Quebec G4T 9C8, Canada
Phone Number: (418) 937-5765‎
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Iles de la Madeleine
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: French

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 969, route 199,, Quebec G4T 9C8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Iles de la Madeleine
  • Phone Number: (418) 937-5765‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: French

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