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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
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 am
Mon 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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, Takeout

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  • 195
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 5
    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
Great food

The food is very good. Check out the Avocado Bacon sandwich on porage bread. Also pick a bag of Oat Cakes as they almost melt in your mouth. It seems in the middle of nowhere but is always busy

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Nancy R
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Kountze, Texas
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  • Families with children
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Kountze, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The food is very good. Check out the Avocado Bacon sandwich on porage bread. Also pick a bag of Oat Cakes as they almost melt in your mouth. It seems in the middle of nowhere but is always busy

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Sackville, Canada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The food was excellent and the atmosphere lovely. Very crowded but everyone happy and pleasant, chatting and visiting even with strangers and visitors. We even had take out for a later snack, scones with cranberries and walnuts, delicious. Well worth a visit.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This year's annual pilgrimage to the Dancing Goat was again fantastic. Everything we have ever selected from the menu is always excellent. This was the first time I tried their lemonade - a bit on the tart side for me (needed to add some sugar to take the edge off), but clearly made with real lemons. Always busy always great... More 

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Cheticamp, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Love going to the goat for a sandwich and soup. Coffee is fantastic and the service has always been great. This place never disappoints!

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Lots of lovingly prepared sandwiches and soups. Fantastic coffee. A great beginning for a day of fishing on the Margaree.

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Abu Dhabi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

I've been a few times in past summers, and never thought much of the service then, slow! Very slow! But today, 1st time there this year, I thought, wow, not even a simple, "Hello", or welcome. In fact I thought the service was quite rude. I thought I'd arrive to a place full, but it was empty while I ordered,... More 

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Yar. Co., N.S.
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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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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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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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 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
Cuisine: Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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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 - 12
  • 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
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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