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The Kiwi Cafe

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19 Pleasant St, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
+1 902-275-1492
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious Lobster Rolls!!

We came here for brunch with the family in July 2015. High recommend their Lobster Roll. It was delicious and filled with Lobster meat. The kids shared an order of Pancakes- they were fluffy and portions were generous! Can't wait to visit gain this summer!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Halifax, Canada
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Halifax, Canada
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for brunch with the family in July 2015. High recommend their Lobster Roll. It was delicious and filled with Lobster meat. The kids shared an order of Pancakes- they were fluffy and portions were generous! Can't wait to visit gain this summer!

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Southwest Nova Scotia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Wonderful coffee and great gluten free options! All the locals swarm here to meet their friends. Asparagus soup is delectable!!

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Port Williams, Canada
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We arrived just before noon. There were few patrons .My cream of Asparagus soup was divine. So was the date square I shared with my sister. The small cafe had many mid-matched chairs and tables but clearly that meant nothing to the patrons. Before we left the cafe there was not an empty seat in the house! Home baking galore.... More 

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Toronto
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

My friend and I had lunch here last week after hiking at the nearby Graves Island Provincial Park. My friend had the B.L.A.T. which is a grilled panini with bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato. I had smoked salmon on a toasted La Have Bakery bagel, along with red onions, capers, avocado and cream cheese. The staff are extremely friendly and... More 

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Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Kiwi is just open for breakfast and lunch except on the occasional Friday. Food is tasty and shows real inventiveness. Quality is uniformly excellent. I recommend it.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Happened to find this place completely by accident when passing through the town and was delighted that we did. Superb find - great menu, choice of drinks was superb and the tray bakes delicious. Cant recommend this place highly enough.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

My first visit I was on my own and everything was fine. I returned with my husband. The only free table was by a very noisy fridge. We sat there for ten minutes, and several servers passed by.Not one of them acknowledged us, not even 'sorry to keep you waiting, I'll be with you shortly.' We walked out.

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We were staying at Nicki's Inn and they recommended Kiwi Cafe for breakfast - the best fruit scone I have possibly ever had. They also serve Lattes and full breakfast.

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Coquitlam, BC
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92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We stopped for lunch at the Kiwi Cafe as a consequence of the positive reviews for the Cafe in TripAdvisor and we were very happy that we did. Loved the eclectic decor, the friendliness and efficiency of the wait staff and the food was so good! My husband had fish cakes and salad which he said were very good. I... More 

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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296 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Chester is charming little town near Peggy's Cove though it seems residential rather than touristy. We went at the end of the season so lots of places were closed. Kiwi was open, however, and we had a good lunch there.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 Pleasant St, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 902-275-1492

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 11
  • Cuisine: Cafe, International, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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