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Dancing Goat Cafe & Bakery

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, Canadian, 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
Closed now
All hours
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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Zephyrhills, Florida
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent bakery goods to take with you after you've enjoyed a breakfeast or lunch. My husband and I usually have lunch here when we vacation in the area. We usually get a bowl of soup and half a sandwich and have plenty. Very neat, nice atmosphere and the place is always full.

Thank Doris G
North Vancouver, Canada
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231 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Quick coffee break on the Ceilidh Trail. Good coffee and lovely selection of baked goods. Took away 2 packs of cookies to wash away any thoughts of watching calories. Great ginger snaps.

Thank Logan H
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Many of the wait staff we met in Halifax were from Cape Breton and loved this place. It was highly recommended. Open from about 7am till 5pm. We had a wonderful lunch with beautiful bread and wonderful baked goods. The locals came in regularly to get their freshly baked bread. Much of the food was organic and local. A must... More 

Thank Jenn B
Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this bakery so much we went back a second time, had breakfast and asked them to make up a lunch for the Cabot trail.

Thank Dan L
Sydney, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The title says it all! The. Best. Chicken Sandwich. Anywhere. All the food is cooked / baked fresh daily, and all supports local. The staff is friendly and helpful if you have any questions about the area. This is a MUST STOP when doing the Cabot Trail or passing through the general area.

Thank campbelljt6
Sydney, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since moving to cape Breton in April I think I've been to the dancing goat at LEAST 15 times! It's delicious! Super fresh bread and ingredients! The desserts are to die for and they're one of a very few cape Breton restaurants that serve coke which I'm pretty excited about. They're always busy but it's worth the wait! Never not... More 

Thank greenhair14
New Orleans
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was there last week, hoping for a terrific latte. It is a very busy and unfortunately the latte was kind of subpar. It was far too milky, and it was hard to really taste the coffee. The shop itself was really nice. The service was fine, and the desserts looked really good.

Thank BKtravelNewOrleans
Cape Breton Island, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I visited the Dancing Goat during my summer vacation on the island. We were trying to make it before they stopped serving breakfast sandwiches at noon, but we were 3 minutes late by the time we got through the long line to the counter. So we ordered sandwiches instead. My sister had a chicken sandwich with chipotle... More 

Thank cb_grl
Mukilteo, Washington
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339 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were doing a bike tour of Cape Breton and were finishing up a tough day into a headwind. This may have influenced my judgement, but with homemade bread and bacon and avocado, my BLT was the best in quite some time. A wide selection of deserts (cheesecake was excellent) as well as expresso/lattes to go with them. Yum!!

Thank Richard R
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for coffee on a Sunday afternoon, there was a lineup to the door which didn't stop all the time we were there, very friendly staff, we were served in no time, the food was excellent, love the coffee.

Thank Leandre L

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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, 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, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?