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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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English first
Charlottetown, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

This is a stop on our golf trip every year. We always go in and get breakfast before we head up to Ingonish. Simple breakfasts, the price is a little rich, but it is high quality food and great coffee.

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Baddeck
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Recently had to chance to stop at this popular lunch spot a couple of times while working in the Margaree area, and was well satisfied with the sandwiches I chose. The menu is simple but offers bfast stuff, a good choice of sandwiches, salads, a couple of kinds of soup and a quiche. I had a sliced chicken sandwich with... More 

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Cape Breton Island, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

A great spot to eat when travelling the Cabot Trail. Great sandwiches and baked goods.... The cranberry orange scones are unreal! Best blueberry pancakes with sausage breakfast anywhere! Can't recommend high enough!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is a very good place to stop for lunch or bakery goods while traveling the Cabot Trail. The food is good and reasonable, The restaurant really clean and there are not that many places to stop in that area! Clean unisex restrooms!

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Cape Breton Island, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This cafe is one of the best you will experience!!!! The staff are pleasant and courteous. The building is very cozy and clean. The sandwiches are to die for and also you can't leave without having a desert!!!! Don't get there often, but when I do, I absolutely love it!!

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Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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