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By the River Bakery & Cafe

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4327 Highway 13, Hunter River, Prince Edward Island C0A 1N0, Canada
902-964-3300
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Dining options: Brunch, Lunch
Description: Postal code C0A1N0. Owned by Fred and Marina Doiron. Open Tue - Sun. We...
Postal code C0A1N0. Owned by Fred and Marina Doiron. Open Tue - Sun. We had a late lunch here and it was excellent!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This cute and charming little café eatery and bakery is just a short 100 yards/meters from the junction of highway 2 and route 13. Turn north on 13 and voilà! You're there. Situated right above the little tidal river (hence the name) parking can be a bit dicey especially at lunch time or fine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Frank S
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Kensington, Prince Edward Island
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Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Very wonderful and the owner was great!! Ate there several days in a row for breakfast. Would eat there every day if I lived nearby. Reasonable prices and the Cinnamon Rolls were delicious!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Coffee and muffin was very good [and they do offer de Caff]. they also do breakfast all day.Very big Menu and they serve a "lunch special" daily. Only a very small seating area inside but have a large veranda when weather permits.

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Kensington, Prince Edward Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This cute and charming little café eatery and bakery is just a short 100 yards/meters from the junction of highway 2 and route 13. Turn north on 13 and voilà! You're there. Situated right above the little tidal river (hence the name) parking can be a bit dicey especially at lunch time or fine summer days, but once you find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Hello biased opinion here but from a previous review I would like to set strait that the "proprietor" is not the "Yorkshire" woman who is actually just a waitress . But the business is actually owed and ran by a Chinese woman who has owned it for over 4 years now. And we try and better our selfs everyday. I... More 

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Vegreville Alberta
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257 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

While cycling on the confederation trail we had stopped by for lunch. This place was quite busy and had people coming and going all the time. Which to us was a message that it was the place to eat. My wife ordered the seafood chowder, and I had the soup of the day which was a tomato curry. Both of... More 

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Lake Cowichan
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Very Affordable. Service was quick. Homey feeling, lots of locals. Food was good, portions were good size. Nice to eat off real plates & metal cutlery compared to other breakfast restaurants.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Came in for a quick take-out coffee. Waitress behind counter mumbled something. Had to say pardon twice then just have up and asked for two coffees. Got two cups of hot dishwater with a vague coffee flavour. Threw it out a mile down the road and went to Tim's when we got to Charlottetown.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Nice hot breakfast sandwich on their own homemade bread! Not much beats that. Will have to go back for the fish cakes and beans!

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Amityville, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Stopped by for late breakfast. It's very popular, but I'm not sure why. The service is slow, the tables are too close together, and the food is nothing special. Ordered the clam chowder to take away. Hardly edible- hard to find a clam anywhere, but filled with mushy potatoes and no cream to speak of. I used to stop here... More 

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Cornwall, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Food is just OK, welcome is non-existent, service indifferent. They make it clear when you come in that they don't care whether you stay/eat/buy anything or not.....especially if you're not a "local", i.e. someone they know. Desserts that you can buy to take home are nothing special, typical PEI bakery stuff, i.e. day-old squares and pies. Not recommended.

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Address: 4327 Highway 13, Hunter River, Prince Edward Island C0A 1N0, Canada
Phone Number: 902-964-3300
Location: Canada  >  Prince Edward Island  >  Hunter River
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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  • Address: 4327 Highway 13, Hunter River, Prince Edward Island C0A 1N0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Prince Edward Island  >  Hunter River
  • Phone Number: 902-964-3300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Description

Postal code C0A1N0. Owned by Fred and Marina Doiron. Open Tue - Sun. We had a late lunch here and it was excellent!

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