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Dancing Goat Cafe & Bakery

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Cafe, Canadian, Gluten Free, Soups
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6289 Cabot Trail | North East Margaree, Margaree Valley, Nova Scotia B0E 2H0, Canada
+1 902-248-2727
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
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Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 am
Mon 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 7:00 am - 5:00 am
Wed 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sydney, Canada
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Filling sandwiches, and a great place to buy bread or cookies for the campsite (for anyone headed to the Highlands parks). Also, spotted celebrity Alan Arkin there!

Thank JMcD1975
Louisville, Kentucky
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You will find both locals and visitors at this excellent cafe. I ate lunch here three days and enjoyed every meal. The baked goods are fresh and excellent. If you're in the area, or even if you have to go out of your way, this place is worth a stop.

Thank Agikamikwannabe
Lenexa, Kansas
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I stumbled upon the Dancing Goat and since we had left our B&B early in the morning we were desperate to find coffee and something to eat. This charming place came out of nowhere we thought. Cute place, good coffee, and friendly service.

Thank healthguru07
Kingston, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had breakfast and ordered sandwiches and desserts to go. Breakfast sandwich, children's blueberry pancakes, porridge bread toast with pb&j all excellent. The porridge while tasty was not enough. Hummus, roast beef, egg sandwiches were great. The avocado, BLT sandwich was good but is best eaten soon after it is made. We shared the lemon dream bar and the rhubarb cream... More 

Thank brig562016
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13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I go to the Margaree a few times ,every year - The first place I go is The Dancing Goat.THey have the best coffee , baked goods and I love the scones.If you want a nice breakfeast ,sandwich or a simple soup -well this is the place to go try it ,you will be back I am sure

Thank Darrell F
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped on our trip around the Cabot Trail.. They have a wonderful healthy menu that gives you many options. We decided to share a full sandwich.. And a fresh squeezed lemon aid.. The sandwich was so think and full on brown bread. It was just the perfect lunch for us. Now, if you are in a hurry.. This is not... More 

Thank Jacobsmom99
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved their multi-grain bread! We don't usually eat much bread, try to watch the carbs, but we ate two loaves while we stayed a week nearby!

Thank WBHD
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bought food for lunch and snacks. If we were staying in the area we would have probably eaten here again.

Thank NmFreeflyer
Providence, Rhode Island
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely little cafe on a lonely stretch of road with options for every diet and a friendly, accommodating staff. It's currently undergoing renovations to increase the capacity (and add more washrooms), useful when you are the only place for miles.

Thank Mari T
Victoria, Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a find - it's hard to find a place this good even in a big city! Excellent breads, the best sandwiches ever, and fair prices, too.

Thank Fred T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $11
Cafe, Canadian, Gluten Free, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 am
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 am
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6289 Cabot Trail | North East Margaree, Margaree Valley, Nova Scotia B0E 2H0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Margaree Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 902-248-2727

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