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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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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

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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109 helpful votes 109 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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11 helpful votes 11 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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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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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Winnipeg
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We stopped in for coffee and baking for mid-morning snack. The cinnamon bun was very good - the coffee was average. The service was slow and disinterested. It was busy at the cash register and seemed like they were training a new staff person.

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vancouver
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38 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

By the River Bakery and Cafe is a little hard to find, but you just have to look for a cluster of cars parked on the left side of the highway to find this gem perched along the river. There is a bakery which does all kinds of goodies including sugar free baking for diabetics, and a little seating area... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We stopped here for an early dinner in May 2014. The prices were reasonable, portions were fairly generous, and the food was delicious. We ordered two bowls of soup and two sandwiches. One soup arrived cold, but when we asked for it heated up, it was done promptly and we were given a free biscuit. The restaurant is basically like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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