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By the River Bakery & Cafe

American, Cafe, Canadian, Soups
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4327 Highway 13, Hunter River, Prince Edward Island C0A 1N0, Canada
902-964-3300
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jay, vermont
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a cute bakery where it looks like you could also have breakfast, a lite lunch or an ice cream cone. We stopped in a couple of times to pick up bakery items and everything was tasty. We got the cherry pie, buns, peanut butter chocolate chip cookies and best of all were the cinnamon buns! Great bakery to... More 

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Thank Nick21r
Sudbury, Canada
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The locals recommended this bakery for the selection and good prices. We bought cookies, tarts, cinnamon buns, squares and bread. They wer very good. We ate the cookies during our picnics and beach days. very well priced. Homestyle feel, close to Soaps from the Hive, cute little shop.

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Thank 222Patricia222
Prince Edward Island, Canada
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute little place with plenty of homemade sweets just too delicious to pass up. Nicely furnished and quaint.

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Thank Happylady2015
Perth, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at the By The River Bakery for lunch today. The setting of the bakery is lovely, right on the river and the place is obviously well loved by locals and tourists alike. Our lunch was only so-so. My son had the most delicious pancake and the seafood chowder was delicious. However, they were served with rolls that were... More 

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Thank C W
Halifax, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I have been visiting this establishment for the last 5 or 6 years, everytime we visit P.E.I. I don't know what has happened, but it sure isn't what it was. The plates are as big as a saucer and can't hold the food properly. Items have been dropped from the menu. No more eggs benedict. My omelet... More 

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Thank Bouncer_12
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just happens to stop here on Hwy 13, on our way to Charlottetown... Had a delicious breakfast! Fish cakes were delicious! Totally recommend! Great prices and friendly staff!

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Thank Marcus T
Canada
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229 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

​All-day breakfast selections in an idyllic setting overlooking the Hunter River. Food was delivered promptly and was very filling. Standard pastries and bread at the bakeshop. Friendly staff but very busy.

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Thank gboi77
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A charming bakery/cafe 20 minutes from Cavendish. If you want to eat where the locals eat (not a "tourist trap"), this is a great place to stop in for breakfast or lunch - or grab some fresh bread or cookies to take home. It's not a fancy place (a few basic cafe tables to sit at), but it's clean and... More 

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Thank Valerie W
Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch with our grand-children. This is obviously a family business and our food was very good. We had the pancakes and two sandwiches. The server and the cook (owner) were very friendly. Prices were reasonable considering it is in the middle of the tourist area.

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Thank NSRoadrunner
Holyoke, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We stopped here the night we attended Harmony House performance which was about a 20 minute drive from where we stay in Cavendish at the Parkview Farms Tourist Home and Cottages. It has a nice screened porch and the menu is fine with sandwiches and limited entrees. The bakery items were limited but wonderful with muffins, bread and rolls, cookies... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Canadian, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4327 Highway 13, Hunter River, Prince Edward Island C0A 1N0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Prince Edward Island  >  Hunter River
  • Phone Number: 902-964-3300
Description
Postal code C0A1N0. Owned by Fred and Marina Doiron. Open Tue - Sun. We had a late lunch here and it was excellent!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?