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Clucking Hen Cafe and Bakery

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$$ - $$$
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45073 Cabot Trail, North Shore, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0, Canada
+1 902-929-2501
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
Reviewed February 21, 2017

We stopped in last summer to grab a quick bite. The people nd the food were great. We had a sample of their oat cakes, and took the recipe. I finally had a chance to make some, and they turned out awesome.

Thank AllTheContinents111
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2016

We went out of our way to return to this gem. The ladies were so helpful at packing up our sandwiches for hiking and the food was delicious.

Thank 186311Aileen
Montreal, Canada
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2016

We were staying down the road from here and ended up eating breakfast here everyday. What blew me away was how delicious the supper was. I had fish and mashed potato which were scrumptious. The veggies that came with it were seasoned beautifully. Everything was reasonably priced and the staff were so friendly and polite. The last morning we ate... More 

Thank barbad0sbeachbum
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2016

We enjoyed a hot homestyle breakfast of eggs, toast made from homemade bread, bacon and coffee for a very reasonable price. Quick, easy and satisfying.

Thank Robyn C
nova scotia, canada
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Stopped for cinnamon rolls and butter tarts. Wow, we should have gone back for more. fresh biscuit cinnamon rolls (and I am a c.r. aficionado) and best pecan butter tarts I have had, including my own homemade!

Thank Cecelia1
Nova Scotia, Canada
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2016

We dropped in this past week after moose hunting in Meat Cove. Had their fish stew which actually had fish in it. Also their Rueben sandwich and a coffee. Very inviting, friendly staff, good food, very happy.

Thank Marco D
niagara falls, ontario, canada
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227 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2016

On advice from a local, we stopped at the Clucking Hen for a delicious home cooked breakfast. Service was friendly and breakfast was tasty. Beautiful views as well.

Thank Screwball
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Food is comforting - like home cooking. I had a lunch of soup and sandwich, with a fair bit of choice in how my sandwich was made - on my choice of baked-right-there breads. This place IS a bakery; desserts are rather sinful. And, rare in this part of the Cabot Trail, the Clucking Hen is licensed. I found the... More 

Thank 2Rails
Lorette, Manitoba Canada
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2016

The lunch was awesome all homemade. It has a bakery as well freshly made bread and desserts. We had the creamy carrot soup and grilled chicken panini. All very fresh ingredients. Enjoyed the beautiful day had lunch on the patio. The staff are very friendly and cheerful. Great place to eat.

Thank Colette A
Kingston, TN
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149 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

This restaurant was convenient for lunch as we were visiting the artisan studios in North Shore. I had the roasted red bell pepper soup with a grilled cheese & ham sandwich. Hubby had the grilled reuben-type sandwich on rye. Everything was fresh and delicious! In the case near the cash register, there are lots of goodies to choose from: desserts,... More 

Thank TNKaz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $17
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?