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The Kiwi Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, International, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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19 Pleasant St, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
+1 902-275-1492
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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yarmouth
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124 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I went to this popular cafe for a late lunch on a busy Friday. I had the daily soup and Brie, pear and carmelized onion sandwich on orange raisin bread, both were absolutely delicious. My daughter enjoyed her grilled cheese and salad just as much. The lattes were excellent and the selection of desserts most impressive. Be... More 

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Thank sebim
Halifax, Canada
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113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were told the Kiwi was the only act in town for a good lunch, and we found the food very good. We were seated and served our coffee (no refills) right away, and brought water and menus. While we were there, the small restaurant became busy, so we were not able to wait for dessert. (The desserts are on... More 

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Thank NSfoodlover
Nova Scotia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We parked in Marriott's Cove and walked the trail in to Chester for lunch. The Kiwi has a great menu, so many good choices, and the strawberry/banana smoothy was so tasty! The smoked salmon bagel was loaded with salmon, capers and cream cheese. They don't skimp on the portions! And they offer all-day breakfast.

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Thank JanNovaScotia
Chester Basin, Canada
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110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Great lunch outside. Food was good. decent menu and selection of beers. Service impeccable. Offers all day breakfast menu. Certainly will be a regular location for us.

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Tustin, California
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Delicious food! We had lunch at this little cafe. It is a great stop after seeing Peggy's Cove. We ate outside - a beautiful day.

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Thank artprf
Canada
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Stopped in on travels and found this wonderful cafe. Specialty coffees were the best we had tasted in the Province. A good selection of cookies, had the Morning Glory muffin, best ever. Service was friendly and a good vibe and atmosphere to the cafe. Busy place and no wonder.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

My wife and I and two friends enjoyed lunch today at the Kiwi Cafe. We had heard from others and from TA reviews that it was a special place and our visit exceeded our expectations. The menu is unique and caters to every taste and the food was wonderful. We had the lobster rolls , the soup and fishcakes and... More 

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Minnneapolis
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Sometimes you find the best places by accident. I had my heart set on another bakery I'd researched in Chester but found it had closed. Noticing the little diner across the street was busy, my party headed over for lunch. And we're so glad we did. We ranked our seafood chowders from the 8-day trip at the end of vacation... More 

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Thank CarolMinnneapolis
Wallaceburg, Canada
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

A busy restaurant is a good sign and you may have to wait for a seat here but it is worth it. There's a coffee bar, things for sale all over the place as in food stuff to go and local jams and things. We were there for an early lunch but breakfast was being served everywhere we looked. The... More 

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Milton, Canada
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

We were heading from Shelburne to Halifax to fly out and head for home. I found this restaurant from other reviews and made a point to go here for lunch. It was a Sunday so it was a busy place and we had to wait just to get a menu, but the sandwich was good. We did not have any... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $11
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, International, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Pleasant St, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 902-275-1492

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