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The Biscuit Eater Cafe

16 Orchard Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0, Canada
+1 902-624-2665
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Ranked #2 of 16 Restaurants in Mahone Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Eclectic, Healthy, Café, Bistro
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Delicious lunches, weekend brunches, desserts, wines, coffees and teas in a unique art-filled setting. Sit under the grape arbour, have refreshments in the Asian tearoom, or an intimate rendezvous in the library. We host music performances, special dinner evenings, literary readings, films and all kinds of community arts events! Open all year round. Check our website for upcoming events and hours of operation.

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English first
Bridgewater, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The Biscuit Eater is where us "locals" go to hang out. It is such a great "home away from home". Small, intimate library setting with healthy, tasty food and wine from local producers - What more can one ask for?! Come on over and get acquainted at the big harvest table in the main room!

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TheBiscuitEater, Manager at The Biscuit Eater Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Deborah! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We appreciate it and look forward to seeing you soon! More 

Liverpool, NS
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We moved from Ontario to the South Shore of Nova Scotia 18 years ago. Have explored most of the province. The Biscuit Eater is not a real full serve restaurant but more of a lunchtime/afternoon Cafe. One of the Best! Extremely comfortable, great atmosphere, friendly and cozy. Great coffee , wonderful lunch sandwiches, soup and biscuits. Mouth watering pastries and... More 

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Gabriola Island, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Don't miss this excellent cafe off the main street on Orchard St in Mahone Bay. The weather was lovely so we were able to sit outside and both our coffees and our lunches were perfect. Everything was fresh and tastefully presented. The service was friendly.

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Halifax, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Can't believe I have been to Mahone Bay often and never been to this hidden treasure - great food, attentive staff and owners, lots of books and sunshine - all the right things.

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Lunenburg
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

When you walk through the front door of The Biscuit Eater your senses are immediately engaged by a long harvest table, huge fireplace, vibrant music, spicy scents of food or coffee, & a "Hello!"...either by one of the "crew" or a fellow visitor. There is an energy in this café that can calm you, soothe you, rejuvenate & cheer you,... More 

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Mahone Bay, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

I dropped in for a coffee and a 'treat' this afternoon......something I love to do. I had a lovely little conversation with Cara, one of the owners, and two others there (also by themselves) doing the same thing I was doing..... popping by to eat, drink, and commune. Everything there is delectable.....and the atmosphere is relaxing and cozy. I told... More 

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Lunenburg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

My husband & I live in Lunenburg and have been regulars since we moved from the West Coast to the Best Coast eight years ago. We have seen the BE change hands and initially where concerned. No need for concern it has improved in so very many ways. To some the service may seem a little relaxed but that is... More 

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North America
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Tucked into the heart of Mahone Bay, The Biscuit Eater is a vibrant and inviting cafe with a warm and cozy ambiance plus a choice of rooms to suit your mood (the library is my favourite) — and a patio too. The service is unfailingly friendly. I always get that “welcome” feeling and know that my patronage is appreciated. That... More 

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Cologne
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The perfect little get away from your traveling stress! Surrounded by dozens and dozens of books and stuffed with great food, you just don't feel like going away again. Good stuff!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Once again the recommendation from our wonderful Irish host at the Pebble B&B in Halifax held up. This gorgeous little cafe found back off the main road did not fail to delight. We arrived shortly after another small group of people, with tummies rumbling, all of us hoping for a late lunch. The Biscuit Eater who had actually stopped serving... More 

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Additional Information about The Biscuit Eater Cafe

Address: 16 Orchard Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-624-2665
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Mahone Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisine: Eclectic, Healthy, Café, Bistro

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