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The Kiwi Cafe

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Café, International, New Zealand
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19 Pleasant St, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
+1 902-275-1492
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Today
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy chowder!

Fabulous bowl of chowder with fresh chunks of delicious lobster and a light creamy broth. Grilled cheese was buttery and crispy on the outside. Arnold Palmer lemonade ice tea is refreshing and home made. Finished off with outstanding peanut butter pie!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
gottago2012
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Toronto
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toronto
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Fabulous bowl of chowder with fresh chunks of delicious lobster and a light creamy broth. Grilled cheese was buttery and crispy on the outside. Arnold Palmer lemonade ice tea is refreshing and home made. Finished off with outstanding peanut butter pie!

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Deep Cove Nova Scotia
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Love the kiwi great place to go for breakfast with a great menu, and some upscale choices. Lunch is great, with choice of many sandwiches soups, salads..Don't miss the desert!

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Hantsport, Nova Scotia, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I like the relaxed atmosphere of this cafe.....you can grab a magazine to look at or go outside and sit on the deck. The coffee is ok----I prefer stronger coffee. My family are gluten free and really enjoyed the options for desserts to have with our coffee. Although we did not have lunch when we were there, the menu had... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Wanted a quick lunch. Had the veggie burger. Fresh and delicious. Service was also friendly and fast. The smoothie was a great beverage to have with the burger.

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Toronto
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Met friends here for a lunch in September. The day was cool but sunny so we chose to eat on the deck. The service was good and the food was very tasty. Wish I had saved room for the dessert options baked onsite. Great spot for a coffee or lunch!

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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Went into Chester to visit friends and stopped for breakfast on a warm September day. Sat on the deck and ordered what I thought would be a homecooked breakfast. A little pricey but it's Chester! Server got two things wrong on our simple order and delivered 2 fried eggs and 2 greasy sausages (bread was good) but no jam offered... More 

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Summerside, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Kiwi Café is a wonderful café; located in the heart of Chester. The menu has a good selection of gluten free options; chowders, sandwiches, muffins etc. I ate there 3 times and although not completely sure of cross contamination issues in the kitchen, I did ok. The first time we ate there the service (server) was excellent - the... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I don't know how many times I've been just outright ripped off by someone selling me Nova Scotia seafood chowder. One place tried to sell me chowder straight out of a can. In fact I got to the point where I gave up trying. My wife convinced me to try the lobster and haddock chowder. Wow! That's all I can... More 

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Liverpool, NS
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We have been stopping for lunch at the Kiwi for years. It is on our way from home to Halifax or vice-versa. Manage to try it out 2-3 times a summer for the past 4 years. Have never been disappointed. Great food , great sandwiches, great drinks, and wonderful atmosphere-inside or outside. Friendly and attentive staff. Yummy desserts and pastries.... More 

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NS
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

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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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 8 - 12
  • Cuisine: Café, International, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?