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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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North Port, Florida
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great coffee and tea and healthy smoothies. Some ethnic choices. Delicious soups and sandwiches and desserts. Clean bright atmosphere. Baked goods "to die fo" are for sale. Scenic drive in the Margaree Valley to arrive there.

Thank AnneH81
Dunedin, New Zealand
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I loved everything about Cape Breton, including a lovely breakfast at the Dancing Goat. There were a lot of food options, and it was a nice halfway point in our drive.

Thank ellabooray
Sydney, Canada
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61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Terrific sandwiches on homemade bread . Homemade soups, homemade delicious deserts and baked goods to go.

Thank Michaeleen692
London, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dancing Goat is a great place to stop on the way to the Margaret. A great place for breakfast or lunch as you head off on the Cabot Trail. Everything is exceptionally fresh and tasty.

Thank Bill A
Maitland, Ontario
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in to buy some kind of snack to take with us in the car. We bought a small package of oatcakes. While in there, waiting to pay, we saw plates coming out of the kitchen for the customers at the tables; the food looked good and there seemed to be lots of it on the plates. Service at... More 

Thank Old_Piper
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The number of cars in the parking lot and the constant come and go of customers confirmed predictions that breakfast at the Dancing Goat is a great way to start the morning. The breakfast menu includes a variety of egg dishes as well as pastries and breads. I had the breakfast sandwich, which was enhanced by the cheddar-infused bun. My... More 

Thank Thomas L
Dingwall, Canada
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this restaurant and always recommend it to tourists doing the Cabot Trail. They have wonderful homemade soups, great sandwiches you can share, delicious salads and quiche specialities. They are very popular so you might have a wait, but the wait is definitely worth it.

Thank Kerrs2013
Collingwood, Canada
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were pleased to find this delightful little spot which drew us in because of the name. It was a little more contemporary than many of the roadside cafes we'd found previously and we were glad to enjoy their delicious organic coffees and bakery treats.

Thank Margse2
Lake Ann, Michigan
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had really savory chowder and half sandwiches after a tour of the fly fishing museum. The bread was so good we took a loaf and a dozen cookies home. A must do stop on the Cabot Trail.

Thank rollingpeach1010
Riverview, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit but won't be our last! The roast beef sandwich was the best I have ever eaten: homemade bread, cheese, horse radish, mustard,lettuce, tomatoes,layers of meat...it was very satisfying. Our daughters had caesar salads with real bacon and what tasted like homemade dressing. The food is not fancy but it tastes so fresh and delicious! The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $11
Cafe, Canadian, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, 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?