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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
8:00 am - 5:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 am
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 5:00 am
Fri 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 5:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 178
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Scrumptious

Can't rave enough about their baked goods! Mud pies and scones were heavenly. I took a goodly supply home to the mainland with me. The soup we have for lunch was delicious as well - homemade and imaginative. Busy place - and I understand why.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
Heather L
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Halifax, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
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214 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Halifax, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Can't rave enough about their baked goods! Mud pies and scones were heavenly. I took a goodly supply home to the mainland with me. The soup we have for lunch was delicious as well - homemade and imaginative. Busy place - and I understand why.

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Charlottetown, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

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

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
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
15 helpful votes 15 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
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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 4 - 12
  • Cuisine: Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 am
Monday
7:30 am - 5:00 am
Tuesday
7:30 am - 5:00 am
Wednesday
7:30 am - 5:00 am
Thursday
7:30 am - 5:00 am
Friday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 5:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?