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Dancing Goat Cafe & Bakery

6289 Cabot Trail, North East Margaree, Nova Scotia B0E 2H0, Canada
+1 902-248-2727
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cookies” (68 reviews)
“goat” (25 reviews)
“sandwiches” (83 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
6289 Cabot Trail, North East Margaree, Nova Scotia B0E 2H0, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant is a favourite of locals and visitors alike! And for good reason! The food is delicious, the atmosphere is warm, and the service is efficient with a smile. Be sure to try the porridge toast. You gotta stop here!

Thank TravelingMac60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the beautiful Cabot Trail, we stopped because the parking lot was full and I know why. Fast and friendly service, very tasty home made food and great selection of coffees.

Thank SBBK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can't go wrong with a trip to the Dancing Goat!! The food is healthy and delicious and priced fair. The bakery has wonderful desserts and baked goods. I always go home with a bag full of rolls, cookies and a piece of dessert!

Thank wuchuan02
Reviewed November 5, 2017

I stop in to The Goat (as the locals call it) everythine I am in the area. The food, service and atmosphere cannot be beat. The only thing that could be considered a downside, is that it needs more seating for busy times, but I...More

Thank shewolf33003
Reviewed October 30, 2017

Every summer and fall, we visit Margaree and eat at the restaurant and purchase baked goods. Their puree soups are excellent; their sandwiches are very good. The fresh porridge bread is to die for! My husband loves the crisp ginger snaps and our son can't...More

Reviewed October 25, 2017

Everything is very fresh and tasty and the coffee was superb. (And the Margaree is an absolutely beautiful setting any time of year !)

Thank Christiann L
Reviewed October 23, 2017

We stumbled across this Café and Bakery on our way to the Cabot Trail and noticed all the cars. We pulled in and were pleasantly surprised by the service and the treats, including gluten-free options! Well enjoyed by all!

Thank 67_CanadianTraveller
Reviewed October 17, 2017

From the coffee, to the sandwiches, to the desserts, to the take-away cookies, everything here was delicious. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Thank Wander_Wan
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Exceptional food, served efficiently and cheerfully, at reasonable prices. Everything is locally sourced as much as possible,and freshly made on site, including the bread. We travel regularly from Inverness to eat here, and it's well worth the trip

Thank ferriter
Reviewed October 16, 2017

If you are heading to or from Margaree, you have to stop here. Great coffee and tea and exceptional soups and sandwiches. And then there's dessert!

Thank Bill A
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Sarah D
April 6, 2015|
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Yes, there are vegetarian items such as salads and a sandwich available.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, 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, Nova Scotia B0E 2H0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  North East Margaree
  • Phone Number: +1 902-248-2727
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