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Dancing Goat Cafe & Bakery

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6289 Cabot Trail | North East Margaree, Margaree Valley, Nova Scotia B0E 2H0, Canada
+1 902-248-2727
Today
7:30 am - 5:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 am
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 5:00 am
Fri 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 5:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Takeout

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  • 190
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Country Lunch at it's Finest

We recently met relatives for lunch on a Sunday. It was busy and still the service and food were excellent. This is predominently a soup, sandwich and salad ( as well as baked goods) place. Two of us had the ham sandwich and the corn chowder; the others, the avocado sandwich and tomato soup. By... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Yar. Co., N.S.
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  • Families with children
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Yar. Co., N.S.
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We recently met relatives for lunch on a Sunday. It was busy and still the service and food were excellent. This is predominently a soup, sandwich and salad ( as well as baked goods) place. Two of us had the ham sandwich and the corn chowder; the others, the avocado sandwich and tomato soup. By all reports all were happy... More 

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Coarsegold, California
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

If you are motorcycling along the Cabot Trail, the restaurant is an excellent place to stop for a break. Excellent baked goods (the scones are a must have) and tasty breakfast items can be had, along with a cup of stout coffee. If ordering breakfast definitely have the porridge toast.

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Hamilton,Scotland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is a fabulous tea room/ restaurant at the start of the Cabot Trail. The pastries and cookies are too delicious for words. Can highly recommend the almond and cranberry scones. The sandwiches are amazing but be warned order a half sandwich which is really a complete meal. The fillings are extremely filling and tasty. While there noticed the locals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

A diamond in the ruff... We enjoyed breakfast twice at the Dancing Goat along with several types of there sweets and cookies... Everything was yummy, wish we had time to try there lunch menu which also looked awesome

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The dancing Goat Café & Bakery is a great place to stop for breakfast (until 11:00 am) or for lunch (until 4:00 pm) on your way around the beautiful Cabot Trail. The sandwiches and salads at fresh and delicious. Homemade sauces on the sandwiches are great! The homemade cookies were fabulous. Definitely worth the stop. Great food, and the restaurant... More 

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Pictou, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The best coffee and homemade dishes that you will find in all of Cape Breton, This out of the way cafe is always packed with people and the sizes of their sandwiches, for instance, will astound you. They also have artisan breads, cakes etc for take away if you are camping. Well worth screeching to a stop, or turning around... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Located at the bottom of the Cabot Trail, this little bakery-cafe served us a wonderful lunch with homemade soups and breads. Everything was fresh and delicious. The oat cakes and porridge bread rank very high on the "must try" scale. Friendly, reasonably priced and yummy.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Super nice and relaxing place!! Great customer service ! Amazing smell of baking inside!! Awesome breakfast sandwich !! Was a Great morning stop!

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Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This small, local cafe that is right on the highway has terrific service; fresh everything (salads, home made soup, sandwiches, bread, and pastries) as well as great coffee and a selection of herbal tea. They have closed in their

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We went here twice while we were exploring. The food and baked goods were delicious. Wish we could have brought some home with us!

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Additional Information about Dancing Goat Cafe & Bakery

Address: 6289 Cabot Trail | North East Margaree, Margaree Valley, Nova Scotia B0E 2H0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-248-2727
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Margaree Valley
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 am
Monday 7:30 am - 5:00 am
Tuesday 7:30 am - 5:00 am
Wednesday 7:30 am - 5:00 am
Thursday 7:30 am - 5:00 am
Friday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 5:00 am
Average Prices: USD 4 - 12
Cuisine: Cafe, Sandwiches

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6289 Cabot Trail | North East Margaree, Margaree Valley, Nova Scotia B0E 2H0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Margaree Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 902-248-2727

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 12
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 am
Monday
7:30 am - 5:00 am
Tuesday
7:30 am - 5:00 am
Wednesday
7:30 am - 5:00 am
Thursday
7:30 am - 5:00 am
Friday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 5:00 am

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