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Clucking Hen Cafe and Bakery

45073 Cabot Trail, North Shore, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0, Canada
+1 902-929-2501
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (34 reviews)
“bread” (25 reviews)
“lobster stew” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
45073 Cabot Trail, North Shore, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0, Canada
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Reviewed March 8, 2018

This is a cozy interesting breakfast place on the Cabot Trail. The food was very good and the prices were reasonable. It also overlooks the ocean, I would recommend this cafe.

Thank Wanda K
Reviewed December 2, 2017

This is a great spot for a lunch break on the trail. we bothh had half sandwich with bowls of soup and enjoyed every bit. In good weather there is also a fabulous view - not so much in the fog!

Thank ADragonFlyTravels
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

We stopped at the Clucking Hen not long after they opened to grab coffee and a muffin for the road, and sandwiches for later. The muffins were fresh and delicious, coffee was great, and we did not eat the sandwiches until late afternoon, and they...More

Thank Becky547_13
Reviewed October 17, 2017

A great little place we found while doing the Cabot Trail. Wonderful cakes, pastries and more, and a great deck out back where you can sit and look at the ocean.

Thank Elaine0906
Reviewed October 16, 2017

We stopped in here with a large group that comes every year. The majority of our group just stops to use the washrooms before heading on the Cabot Trail, but I decided to place a small take out order (just a Panini). Ordering was confusing,...More

Thank SouthShoreTravels
MelDcanada, Owner at Clucking Hen Cafe and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2017

Sorry to hear your experience wasn’t great. We try to do our best when large groups arrive, your group is very large. Most groups give Us a heads up a day or 2 before just As a reminder even if they come every year. We...More

Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful fresh cuisine, with daily soups, fresh Fish, fresh vegetables,and lovely desserts. Modern amenities,clean, friendly staff. Treat yourself when you are visiting the Cabot Trail.

Thank Brian T
Reviewed October 4, 2017

Four of us stopped in for breakfast on a Friday morning. The place is situated along the Cabot Trail. It has plenty of parking outside with a tourist setting of moose antlers ready for photos. The inside is very clean and bright. It offers very...More

Thank Rick K
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Excellent service, basic good breakfast. They also serve lunch but only had breakfast there, some interesting lunch items. Beautiful pastries and bread can also be bought there. Outdoor seating with ocean views are a bonus.

Thank Frekanretired475
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Always an excellent stop for a really good breakfast or lunch. Their bakery items are great, also. Newly renovated, too.

Thank Ronald H
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here and picked up some pecan butter tarts and coffee. What a delight! Perfect for a snack. Wish we had picked up some more...

Thank Katherine Y
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Stephanie F
July 31, 2016|
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Response from MelDcanada | Property representative |
Sorry Stephanie, I just seen this question. You may have already been here. Most days we do have lemon pie. People seem to really love it, so drop in for a piece if you haven't been by yet. Thanks for inquiring
Michael S
October 21, 2015|
Response from MelDcanada | Property representative |
Hi Yvonne, You can contact me at dauphney at hotmail com I know postage can be quite expensive, I sent at shirt to Halifax , Nova Scotia ,which isn't too far and it cost $12 without insurance. The shirts are $20 plus tax... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $17
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45073 Cabot Trail, North Shore, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  North Shore
  • Phone Number: +1 902-929-2501
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Open May - October, 7 days a week. Serving Breakfast, lunch and Dinner. Lot of home baked goodies to choose from. Licensed, ,serving beer and wine.
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