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Bella's Cafe & Bistro

Canadian, Soups
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117 Victoria St, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Goshen, New Hampshire
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had steaks. They were local beef and were just great. We had expected a cafe/bistro kind of place from the look of it, so were not quite prepared for the slightly fancy dinner. But the food was a nice treat. The waitress was very nice and funny. If you are looking for cafe prices, just get a dinner salad.... More 

Thank S K S
Redlands, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an expensive family restaurant with the pretension of been a gourmet restaurant. I had the pork medallions and my wife had grill salmon with mango, both were overcooked and without any taste. The exception was the green salad and the house wine, those were good, however not good enough to justify the prices. My advice is; go to... More 

1 Thank Danburro
Nova Scotia, Canada
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The menu offers a good variety of food to choose from and the food is consistently good. I highly recommend the chicken pesto panini.

1 Thank Heidi S
Amherst, Canada
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Great food and great service menu is a little limited but all items I have had have been excellent especially the Farmers sandwich a lunch and a half with a cold Ricards Red

1 Thank smed88
Amherst, Ns
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Great place to go for lunch - food is fresh and well presented. Quiet and pleasant - good service. Menu somewhat limited but offers things like home-made quiche, etc., which are not the usual fare at small restaurants.

1 Thank harmonygal
Amherst, Canada
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

It is smallish and cool in the winter as the door opens into the main room with no wind break but it is enjoyable the rest of the time and just don't sit by the door if i's a cold day. They do a really nice job over Valentine's.

1 Thank Paul C
Amherst, Canada
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant. Great food. Service as always was amazing. Great prices. Great atmosphere. An awesome place to eat.

1 Thank Theresa E
Halifax, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Homestyle food and great artwork on the walls. Good experience all around and I nice change from standard chain coffee shops.

1 Thank Donna H
Halifax, Canada
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199 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch today, standing in the doorway I acknowledged for what seemed like forever. Two staff members kept looking at us but didn't even acknowledge us until they were ready to deal with us. We were made to feel like our presence was a bit of a bother, as they were setting up a table for a... More 

1 Thank AJM_13
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Came here by default since the other restaurant in town had a long wait. Read recent reviews which were so-so. My husband & I got the "special" which was meatballs & spaghetti. What can go wrong??? It was the worst meal we had both ever eaten. The meat & sauce were HIGHLY spiced with red pepper and was just about... More 

2 Thank Louise J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Canadian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 Victoria St, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: 902-660-3090
902-660-3090 - must add this to the list, a choice for people who do not want fast food nor pub food nor ok chinese. Huge surprise to find this delightful restaurant in this town. Lovely watercolors by local artist, guitar player - excellent food - went back twice in 24 hours - supper was beautiful haddock, rice and veg $12. Went back for lunch - yummy panini $8 , chowder $6 and salads $8. Very reasonable

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