We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dancing Goat Cafe & Bakery

6289 Cabot Trail | RR#1 Margaree Valley, Margaree Valley, Nova Scotia B0E 2C0, Canada
902-248-2308
Improve this listing
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
Write a Review

163 reviews from our community

95% Recommend
    137
    19
    3
    3
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Massachusetts
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We stopped for lunch. Place was mobbed so we decided on takeout. Ours was very good and all the plates we saw go by looked very appetizing. The service was slow; we waited nearly 1/2 hour for a sandwich. The operation seemed to lack in efficiency. Still, would like to try table service there though.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Sat out on the screened in porch and enjoyed a lovely breakfast. The porridge bread toast was the best and our travel companions certainly did not complain about the quantity of blueberries in their pancakes. This place was recommended to us for breakfast by a local... and they know the best places!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hampton, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is the second review we have ever written on Trip Advisor. What a great spot the Dancing Goat is!!! Nothing too extravagant in this modest and clean bakery/restaurant, but it has great food, great value, great experience, and great Cape Breton hospitality. On our travels in Cape Breton, we had heard good reviews about several restaurants but the Dancing... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sudbury, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stopped here on the way up to Cape Breton park for breakfast. Glad we did. The blueberry pancakes and lattes (I had 2) were most excellent. This is one of the nicest places we found on Cape Breton. We'd definitely recommend this place to anyone who is passing through.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I love to stop by the Goat and eat on the patio. They always make a special sandwich for my child who is a picky eater. They make the best desserts on the island and I would stand in line for hours for their porridge bread! You need to stop here!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nova Scotia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great food, bread, biscuits. Frequented by locals and travellers alike. Very friendly and worth visiting.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Stopped here on a trip around the Cabot Trail. Had the Ceasar Salad and Curried Chic Pea Soup. Absolutely delicious. And exceptional customer service as well. Highly recommended.

Was this review helpful? Yes
usa
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Amazing food. Must try the blueberries pancakes with sausage and scones! It's located in the middle of nowhere, but word goes around about they Dancing Goat which makes it easier to spot from the Cabot Trail.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Stopped here for lunch on final day 4 of cycling around Cabot Trail. Delicious chicken sandwich on whole grain bread and a highly recommended almond cranberry scone. Very generous portions and nice atmosphere. A hidden gem!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I am a former owner of Second Cup and was blown away by the coffee served and scones. The baking and goodies are outstanding and the bread is the best ever. The chai latte served is the best I have had and I used to make them so there you go!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Dancing Goat Cafe & Bakery also viewed

Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
North Sydney, Cape Breton Island
 
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
North Sydney, Cape Breton Island
 
Cheticamp, Cape Breton Island
Mabou, Cape Breton Island
 
Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia
 
Englishtown, Cape Breton Island

Been to Dancing Goat Cafe & Bakery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Dancing Goat Cafe & Bakery, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing