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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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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Feels like visiting friends

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
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56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
North Bay, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 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
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 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
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 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
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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Thornhill, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The cafe food is good and the service is also very good but what attracts anyone to this special spot is the feeling of bonhomie that exists as soon as you open the door. There is a piano built into the wall for musical evenings and there is always a guitar or two floating around the cafe for regulars to... More 

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New Glasgow, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was a very eclectic restaurant, great menu and accommodating service (we were a party of 8) Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and the meal

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Restaurant Details

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?