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Canadian, Soups
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16 Pitt St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 5X3, Canada
(902) 562-6611
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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New Orleans
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch and it was probably the best lunch we had in Cape Breton. The soups and salads were fresh, modern, and very tasty. This is a small casual spot, with very nice staff and terrific food!

Thank BKtravelNewOrleans
Pensacola, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon Flavor by chance. One of us is celiac. The other is a vegetarian. Flavor gave us both what we needed: fresh vegetables and hearty soups. If you are in Sydney and are looking for something sophisticated and refreshing in a comfortable atmosphere, I suggest you go to Flavor.

Thank Jena M
New York City, New York
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186 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife, daughters ages 12 and 10, and I dined at Flavor Downtown (not the larger Flavor restaurant next to the Big Fiddle) on Pitt Street. We found the food to be very good for the price point and the service to be extremely warm and friendly (this is a Nova Scotian trait). I’d recommend dining at Flavor Downtown if... More 

Thank gocats89
Augusta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Stopped in based on the reviews. We had two of their specialty sandwiches from a menu that designates a portion of each to a different charity for each sandwich. My wife had a turkey and scalloped potatoes on Tuscany bread sandwich that she described as "Easter in a bun". I had the Messy Nessy that lived up to its name;... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We found this restaurant a little pricey, but well worth it! The kids ate everything on their plate (grilled cheese with fried potatoes) and we wished we had ordered more crab cakes (they were to die for)! Service was excellent and they accommodated our kids and our little dog! Great place!

Thank TOChana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

My husband enjoyed the crabcakes with chutney and the fish chowder - both of which he qualified as a cut above the rest. I had the carrot and ginger soup and then the "Messy Nessy" burger which is served with chevre, caramelized onions and sliced beets. Although it lived up to its messy reputation, it was simply the most flavourful... More 

Thank Roxanne D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

While their entire menu is full of delicious foods, I love the breakfast wrap and it never disappoints! The staff is friendly and the service is efficient. Great experiences always.

Thank Janet L
Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We had lunch here on a beautiful day. The food was good, service, friendly and capable, and the view of the water and the harbor -- and the very big fiddle -- very pleasant. If there were only the food and not the view, I would rate this three stars. If there were only the view and not the food,... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
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296 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We went to this restaurant at the recommendation of our Innkeeper who assured us that everything on the menu was good, and the view of the Sydney Harbour couldn't be beat. The view part was accurate. We were surprised at the industrial feel to the room. It felt like we were eating in a food court, or a pavilion. Not... More 

Thank MandB56
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

I was really surprisws when I saw their menu, I was traveling with my vegetarian friend and decided to stop here for lunch. The food was creative, with flavors combinations that were unique and delicious. A must go if you are vegetarian, vegan or in gluten-free diet.

Thank Chris S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Canadian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Pitt St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 5X3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: (902) 562-6611

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?