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The Kiwi Cafe

19 Pleasant St, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
902.2751492
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Ranked #3 of 16 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: International, Café, New Zealand
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
NS
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Was excited to try this cafe. The food was really very good but it took a very long time to be noticed and served. In fact we were passed several times by various servers before one paused and asked if we needed to order. It felt like it was a surprise we would be ordering anything. Once we got our... More

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

As a Kiwi travelling with my ex-pat Canadian partner, I was determined to visit this cafe. After the long haul flight across Canada to get there (on top of a flight from NZ to Canada having been only a few days before), we were feeling pretty jagged when we arrived in the beautiful Chester. And there it was - all... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We went to the Kiwi Cafe a few times on our trip! They have great food/drinks and the service was great as well. Everyone working there was very nice! Food didn't take too long to come (average) and it as delicious!

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Sydney, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The food was amazing ! The service was absolutely terrible !!! He worst I received in years ! I traveled for business for 20 yrs .

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Halifax, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

SO and I stopped here on our way home from Risser's Beach. He had the fish cakes and an Arnold Palmer, and I had a lemonade and a lobster roll. The food was lovely. The fish cakes were very light and fresh; the lobster roll was delicious; and the little salad they served with each main was very good (their... More

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Keflavik, Iceland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great place to meet the people of Chester and those who are visiting. Enjoyed a very good fruit smootie and sunny side up eggs along with warm pancakes. Friendly service and really liked the design of the café.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We have stopped here before and always recommend it to everyone. Great local food, good service and the ambiance perfect for those of us who enjoy something a little more interesting.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

While exploring the area between Halifax and Lunenburg, my husband and I had a late breakfast at “The Kiwi Café”. We loved the outdoor seating on the deck and the coffee was delicious. My husband tried the “Grilled Vegetable and Goats Cheese Panini” and I had “Delicious Omelet and Toast”. I could choose three items out of 18. Both dishes... More

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Dallas, Texas
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164 reviews 164 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Ambiance, food and service are all excellent...... definitely the best in Chester if not in all of Nova Scotia. All the food is good but I definitely recommend the Lobster Roll definitely the best around. All the other food options were good and we all enjoyed the food and experience..... went back twice and will definitely return next time we... More

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Halifax
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My wife and I had lunch al fresco prior to a matinee performance at the nearby Chester Playhouse. My wife chose the 'Thai Squash', expecting it to have at least some Thai flavour, but it was very bland. We mentioned it to our server, who was very apologetic, saying she normally tests the soup but had neglected to do so.... More

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