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Reviewed September 6, 2020 via mobile

Excellent bistro style restaurant. Varied menu with affordable prices and a top notch service team. The clam chowder in bread bowl was delicious. The day we were there, we even had the pleasure of seeing a local storyteller entertain us prior to the meal. A...little out of the way (way out at the extreme south east) but worth getting there.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 28, 2020 via mobile

Very good meal at Café de la Grave which is located in the old historic General Store of the area. Quaint atmosphere and decor, we had four Abri de la tempête beers, mussels and the Pot-en-Pot regional specialty (think seafood pot pie). Mussels were OK;...very fresh but seasoning could be more original, but at $10 fairly priced. The star of the evening was definitely the Pot-en-Pot which, compared to another one we tasted, was by far superior in taste, seasoning and bites of seafood, my second favorite meal in a restaurant that week. All included it came up to $82 taxes & service, no wonder this place offers great value, unbeatable atmosphere and top quality service & welcome. Warmly recommended.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 20, 2020 via mobile

Many of our friends recommended cafe de la grave as a must during our visit to the Magdalen islands. Perhaps it was due to COVID and a revised menu or different chef but we were disappointed with our visit. The restaurant is quaint and charming...located in havre Aubert. The beet salad was very plain and lacking a salad dressing with crumbled goat cheese and bulk purchased bread crackers. The mussels were served in a watery steamed sauce (we had mussels the night before in another restaurant that were much better). Even the bread pudding was stodgy. Perhaps we hit an off night but not our favourite place during our vacation :(More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed October 2, 2019

We visited the islands for a week and hit all the best restaurants we could find in 170 kms of driving on the coastal and inland roads. Cafe de la Grave is our #1 choice whether one prefers the products of the land or the...sea. The food is great, the prices are reasonable and the service is exceptional. Make sure you get a reservation or visit at non-standard dining hours as the place is not a "hidden gem" any more - it's a favourite with locals and tourists alike.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed June 30, 2019 via mobile

What a great spot! We stopped in for lunch and returned later that night after supper for desert and a beer. We took the local craft beer which was really good! I took the belle something or other, it had such a light flowery taste...to it. I really enjoyed it. The carrot cake I had was equally pleasant. This is the type of place you want to check out, at night the piano player was there and the music set the pace for the night. One of our best experiences while visiting the island! Great work to the fine team working at Cafe de la Grave.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

We had a very nice lunch at Cafe de la Grave. Staff is very nice, the food is good (local dishes and regular cafe types) but the best are the cakes (amazing banana cake, carrot cake, fruits cake...). Only negative was the long wait to...be seated, as it is a really place for lunch timeMore

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

Music and enjoyment. lots of people. Enjoy, have fun. We ate there and it was nice. It is a highly visited place with lots of people.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

The setting of the historical village of La Grave can be experienced in this delightful cafe. More than a cafe, it brings you back in time with the original surroundings of the General store it once was. The variety of their menu and drink offerings...can be experienced at any time of the day - from coffee and pate de viande (which we experienced), to light lunch and supper with wine or local beer (we may need to go back to try this next!). Also...it appears to be in higher price range category but the prices are more reasonable than this.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

This is simple, no-frills food, that reflects the island's heritage. We stopped in for a late lunch and there wasn't a table empty. Fortunately there were a couple of extra chairs at a table for six. We joined those folks. We both ordered steamed mussels...and a local draft. For being so busy, the service was efficient and friendly. Our tablemates had nothing but good to say about their food also. When we left, people were still standing at the door.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2017

We stopped by here for a small bite to eat and coffee. The coffee was the best we had on the island. The cake was delicious and staff very friendly. Would love to go back and try some of their other offerings on the menu.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Yes- is the quick answer. I realize this question is old however others may appreciate knowing the same information. Café de la Grave is still very busy in September. The "live" music doesn't usually follow a set schedule... More
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  • Cafe de la Grave is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5