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An Octopus' Garden

8561 Main Street | Alma, New Brunswick, Alma, New Brunswick E4H 1B9, Canada
+1 506-887-1020
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Ranked #5 of 11 Restaurants in Alma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery, Bar, Café, Family Fare
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Our healthy menu is created around local produce. We offer an outside patio, kids play area, free internet, live music, beer, wine and liquor, local art, locally roasted fair trade coffee and espresso, and organic whole foods grown on our own farm. We serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. We are open from 7am-11pm starting mid-may until early October.
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English first
Riverview, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This restaurant, with attached glassware gallery, is a great stop in Alma! A real departure form the village's traditional fare, we found the food very good, and the menu quite varied. Sort of a new age ;) atmosphere.

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Groton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

They have gluten-free breads and muffins, amazing homemade strawberry lemonade and teas. We were there for breakfast but noticed local beer available. The staff and owner were delightful. We felt we'd made new friends.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Service quite slow as there was a staff shortage and the Rising Tide Music Festival was on. We had breakfast. It was good, nothing spectacular, but the locals and the older biker fellows from Vermont and Florida provided great conversation. No reason to be impatient or in a hurry as we are on vacation. Night before, there was live music... More

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Charlottetown, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

It is great to see a restaurant keep up on the trend of what people who like high quality, local, healthy food are looking for. Homemade pasta, coffee selections that are as good as anywhere, fresh-baked muffins (chocolate and cherries with cinnamon) and friendly service, fresh salads, veggies. Congratulations on getting it! Once I found your restaurant, the rest fell... More

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Great food, service, and ambiance. There is beautiful artwork by local artists displayed in the restaurant. 5 minute drive to Fundy National Park.

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Laurentides, Quebec, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The three of us went there for breakfast at 8:10 AM on a weekday we were the only customers in the place. We were going to sit on the patio outside as it was a nice sunny day but turn around to go back in as the tables were not cleaned from the night before...Once Inside we noticed the tables... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

So what if the service is laconic. The food was great. For our first lunch a really good lobster roll for which per my request they held the mayo. And fresh vegetables. You can really go wanting for fresh vegetables on a road trip. We came back for breakfast. All the coffee we could drink -- along with sensible yogurt... More

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Watertown, CT
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The food was not the problem. The pasta was fine. The problem was that the doors were closed, so there was no air circulation inside and instead it was pretty stuffy and warm, and there is only one real table outside. The other places to sit are essentially couches and chairs that surround coffee tables. Hardly conducive to eating a... More

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Carleton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Presented as a coffeeshop but working with a cheap full-automatic espresso machine with a too dark, full robusta style espresso blend, it's not honest. It's a small restaurant. I was expected a better coffee quality. The food was correct and they offer some good beer.

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Saint John
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Tried it again for the first time in a couple of years. Ended up walking out. Place is filthy. Tables not cleared or cleaned. Sticky. Used napkins left crumpled up on chairs. Was there for several minutes and didn't get so much as eye contact from servers, far less service.

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