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Dancing Goat Cafe & Bakery

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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
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This gem of a place seems to be in the middle of nowhere but it was packed when we stopped at 2:30 in the afternoon. We had sandwiches, a salad, and chocolate chip cookies. All were delicious and tasted very fresh. Plan to go back tomorrow morning for some scones, muffins, and coffee before we head out of the area... More 

Thank Terrell J
Oakville, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

its busy, its eclectic, its a bit off the beaten track - but if you are nearby be sure to go here. The food is fantastic, We were there for lunch and while it was busy it did not take long to get a table for four. The food came quickly, the soup was good and hot and the sandwiches... More 

Thank Travellers-Ont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome! Great homemade everything! The porridge bread makes an egg salad sandwich outstanding. Make sure you take home some " Goat cakes".

Thank jfcantwell3rd
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a long wait on a Sunday morning, but well worth it. The breakfast sandwiches are amazing. We went back a second day in a row. Highly recommend!

Thank Emy L
Mississauga, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As the Dancing Goat had come to us by way of referral we decided to veer off course slightly. I can not overstate our delight with this quaint location. We all ordered half a sandwich and parsnip pear soup. Sandwiches were delicious. We shared a lemon desert that had us all wishing we had ordered individual ones. We walked away... More 

Thank rose f
Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you love good baking, good coffee, and ginger cookies, you have to stop here. We stopped in after a hair-raising day travelling counter clockwise on the Cabot Trail. The coffee was delicious. The hot chocolate was delicious. The scones were delicious. The parfait was delicious. We returned the next day on our way to our clockwise tour of the... More 

Thank debbierP5823IY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit off the beaten path but soooo worth it. Had the best egg salad sandwich there and a mini coconut cream pie, which was absolutely delicious. Prices are very reasonable for the amount and quality of food.

Thank OlympicsFan
Nova Scotia
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On the main road in NE Margaree (Cabot Trail) this cafe is well with the stop, Two days in a row we stopped to pick up picnic lunches, baking and coffees. Everyone had different and delicious sandwiches all on homemade bread, and the ginger cookies were just like my mom made, so, perfect! This is a very busy place for... More 

Thank Martha37_13
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After hearing all about this place, I simply had to try it! Had a delicious breakfast and brought some tasty snacks to have while we drove around the Cabot Trail.

Thank Sarah G
Vermont, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an upscale coffee/pastry shop on the highway near Margaree that has delicious baked goods, sandwiches, and beverages. A rare find in this area!

Thank VermontTeacher44

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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 - $12
Cafe, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?