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By the River Bakery & Cafe

4327 Highway 13, Hunter River, Prince Edward Island C0A 1N0, Canada
902-964-3300
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Ranked #8 of 13 Restaurants in Hunter River
Cuisines: 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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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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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 reviews 3 reviews
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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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30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Winnipeg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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20 restaurant reviews
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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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Charlottetown, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Although I drive past it many times a year I had not stopped in to the Bakery and Café. First of all it had such a large menu. I had the all day breakfast followed by apple crisp and ice cream. I know, that was so wrong but it was my first time! Both were wonderful. We bought fresh bread... More

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St. Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My husband and I were visiting my sister on the island and she suggested we have breakfast here. The coffee was very good and the food hot, plentiful and home cooked! Delicious!! It didn't stop there, as on our way out we bought cinnamon buns for breakfast the next morning. Needless to say, the cinnamon buns almost didn't make it.... More

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Bangor, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Liked the Atmosphere, sandwiches, soups, desserts Eat in or take out. Disliked the Ownership turnover - is too frequent

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