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All 3 Margaree Valley Restaurants

Dancing Goat Cafe & Bakery

6289 Cabot Trail | RR#1 Margaree Valley, Margaree Valley, Nova Scotia B0E 2C0, Canada
902-248-2308
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Café
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout

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Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I LOVE the Dancing Goat for a variety of reasons. It is like an oasis of great food with a minimalist menu; healthy, homemade soups; home baked bread, scones, oatcakes, and desserts; locally provided ingredients for their tasty salads, and a staff who are pleasant, courteous, efficient, and well trained. They offer a minimum of sandwiches to choose from but... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Seriously, I spent the rest of the drive (8hrs) wondering how they got fresh ingredients up there. We had an awesome time and because of the big portions, didn't need to stop anywhere else on the island. They should serve alcohol.

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Lunenburg
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Spiced mushroom soup was great as was the sandwich we split. We took oatmeal bread for the road and ginger cookies. We highly recommend this spot (even though they won't give out recipes!)

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Fox Creek, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Hmmm, loved the smell of coffee and bread when we walked in here. It's just a s mall cafe and bakery with fresh breads and pastries. Great atmosphere. We had an awesome breakfast and ordered some pastries to go. The staff were all friendly and smiling!

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Cape Breton Island, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We've made special trips to this spot a number of times. It is such a hidden gem, but if you're going anywhere near it then you must stop in. Best coffee in Cape Breton, and the pancakes are incredible!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Five of us had coffee and breakfast . We were all pleased. We also purchased cookies to go.. Delicious . It's a pleasant atmosphere and good staff.

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Hantsport, Nova Scotia, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

What a DELIGHTFUL surprise!!!! It is near the end of Oct and so many places are closed for the season.....to come across this cafe and bakery felt like a treat to us. I loved the decor and environment of the restaurant. The displays are beautiful and they have a great selection of breads, cookies and sweets to take with you... More 

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Mattituck, New York
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106 reviews 106 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Wepassed this bakery while touring Cape Breton. We purchased a bread and some pastries for use later. The selection of breads and pastries was excellent even though it was mid afternoon. We used the bread for a number of meals and loved it every time. The pastries were eaten for breakfast and snacks they day after thay were purchased. They... More 

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

One of the places people rave about in Cape Breton, I had to go and give it a try. It is a very busy place, but service is efficient. The coffee is wonderful and the freshly baked treats are hard to resist. They specialise in sandwiches, which one can combine with a soup or salad. The menu has very good... More 

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Virton, Belgium
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Driving back home my eyes were attracted by mention "pannenkoeken". Somebody there is or Belgian or Dutch. Right, the owner is from The Netherlands. So we tried his Dutch style pancake which were tasty. We also had Belgian style waffles. A very nice surprise à long the road back from Cabot Trail!

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Additional Information about Dancing Goat Cafe & Bakery

Address: 6289 Cabot Trail | RR#1 Margaree Valley, Margaree Valley, Nova Scotia B0E 2C0, Canada
Phone Number: 902-248-2308
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Margaree Valley
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: Café

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