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Dancing Goat Cafe & Bakery

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Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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6289 Cabot Trail | North East Margaree, Margaree Valley, Nova Scotia B0E 2H0, Canada
+1 902-248-2727
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Today
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 am
Mon 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 7:00 am - 5:00 am
Wed 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 213
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 6
    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
This needs a franchise in Halifax!

What a hidden gem. Great coffee, super muffins.went in morning and went back for lunch. Wild mushroom soup to die for. Outstanding flavour. As good as if not better than the wild mushroom soup at the Fairmont Vancouver airport - the best there is. We went back Sunday for soup and sandwich but had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
NSTraveller493
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Halifax, Canada
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Halifax, Canada
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103 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

What a hidden gem. Great coffee, super muffins.went in morning and went back for lunch. Wild mushroom soup to die for. Outstanding flavour. As good as if not better than the wild mushroom soup at the Fairmont Vancouver airport - the best there is. We went back Sunday for soup and sandwich but had to leave as there was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I thought I knew what it meant to eat a soup and sandwich before my trip to the Dancing Goat. Was I ever wrong. I had the mediterranean soup with the black forest ham sandwich the first day. It was so good we went back the next day and I got the Chicken sandwich with spicy mushroom chicken soup. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely detour from the drive to tap out, get tea and a snack, and check in with family via WiFi. Clean, simple, sophisticated - parfaits, cookies, different teas and coffees, quiet.

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Saint John
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Very busy place. Since I have to eat gluten free ordered a soup excellent. The rest gas sandwiches or scones everyone was pleased with the food. Great place to visit even if you have to wait

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Dartmouth, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

The scones are worth the drive and the wait. I've been here when the line has been out the door but trust me, it is worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We made a point of stopping at the Dancing Goat Cafe and Bakery after reading the great reviews on TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed. We had half sandwiches (which were much bigger than expected) - the Ham and the Avacado as well as the potato leek soup and organic green salad. Everything was delicious and so fresh. Prices were reasonable.... More 

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Kitimat, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We stopped here for a quick coffee on our way out to Inverness and the west coast of Cape Breton to hit some beaches as the water on the west coast is much warmer than on the East. When we got inside there was a wide variety of yummy pastries and cakes that we could not resist. The place was... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This was just a quick stop on our whirlwind maritime tour. Even though Dancing Goat was highly recommended, we debated whether we wanted to leave the Cabot Trail or not. Given that the Dancing Goat was only a few minutes off the track, I'm glad we did. The food was phenomenal - certainly not what I expected from what I... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We dropped in for a treat but couldn't resist the goodness. We really enjoyed our sandwich, salad, lattes and ginger cookies.

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New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We stopped for coffee and some cookies from their bakery. The coffee was excellent and the bag of ginger cookies that we bought were very good. We noticed that they also serve breakfast and lunch. A must stop for any trip along the Cabot Trail

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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 5 - 11
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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