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The Dunes Studio Gallery and Cafe

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RR#9 Brackley Beach, Brackley Beach, Prince Edward Island C1E 1Z3, Canada
902.672.1883
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Oh my! Can't get much better than this!

We dropped by for coffee and stayed for lunch. Both of us have mobility issues and were hesitant to go down stairs when the girl taking care of the shop said,'let me check to see if you can be served up here'. There are tables in the back on the main floor overlooking the lush garden. She quickly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, Canada
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Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We dropped by for coffee and stayed for lunch. Both of us have mobility issues and were hesitant to go down stairs when the girl taking care of the shop said,'let me check to see if you can be served up here'. There are tables in the back on the main floor overlooking the lush garden. She quickly came back... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Sitting downstairs off the garden is a great option. The service is very attentive and the food is fresh. Two salads, one beer and coffee was about $50. so not inexpensive.

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Ajijic, Mexico
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great destination spot for travellers to the Island... I like to leave it for a rainy day... great shopping for local art, but also for Asian speciality furnishings. There is a restaurant that is excellent. The gardens are worth the time to visit... the views are great... so much to do fills the afternoon... and we always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place awesome food. A must stop place for food and beautiful atmosphere. Make sure you plan on extra time to enjoy the shopping and grounds.

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Cornwall, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Having moved to PEI three years ago we had always planned on a dinner at the Dunes, and finally we did. Highly overrated. Staff were friendly but inexperienced. They are just summer jobs I suppose. The maitre-de seemed to have just started, pouring water into our glasses as well as himself and the table. He held the pitcher with his... More 

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Ottawa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The Dunes was very close to where I was staying and after driving by multiple times and seeing the parking lot consistently full, I had to check it out. I didn't eat there, but the cafe looked very appealing! The building design itself is worth seeing, with lots of decks and lookout spots on multiple levels with beautiful views. The... More 

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New Brunswick, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

For the last number of years wherever we visit the Island we also make sure to have one lunch at The Dunes. We love the whole atmosphere here. From walking through the gallery and gardens to the meal itself, it is a very enjoyable experience. We arrived just around noon time and the place was not yet busy – but... More 

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Markham, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Lovely place - beautiful grounds!! Merchandise is eclectic and a lot comes from Bali...gorgeous! They also make an incredible raspberry lemonade which we enjoyed on the patio during a relaxing afternoon!

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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Interesting and well executed menu. The café is on the garden level (wow, what garden) of a large gallery complex that features somem unusual choices. Owner must spend a lot of time in Asia. Not your typical PEI fare.

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Ontario's Near North, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great spot for a meal! Be sure to walk the back gardens after, and hit all 3 store sections...I had to come back a second time it was SO great. Purchased some home accessories and jewelry then I drooled over the furniture pieces. A must GO!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: RR#9 Brackley Beach, Brackley Beach, Prince Edward Island C1E 1Z3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Prince Edward Island  >  Brackley Beach
  • Phone Number: 902.672.1883

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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