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“very good and friendly service”
Review of The Trellis Cafe

The Trellis Cafe
Ranked #2 of 6 Restaurants in Hubbards
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed September 25, 2013

we had a nice dinner and breakfast at this restaurant. For dinner we had chowder, fresh haddock fillet and sweet potato coconut curry which was very good. For breakfast, we all had benedict eggs, very good choice.

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Reviewed September 14, 2013

We were recommended to go to this placeby a local artist when we were at her gallery(near Peggy`s Cove). We were greeted at the restaurant warmly and had lunch. My wife had fish cakes and salad. The salad was particularly good. I had the seafood chowder. i would rate it above average. It was a decent portion and was tasty.I would recommend this place for a lunch if in the area.

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Reviewed September 13, 2013

The Trellis Cafe was on our way to Chester, NS. It is a quaint place with a trellis grape vine covered patio and we were able to sit out side. The service was super slow and our order was taken twice. The coffee was slow in coming and we had to ask for it a couple of times as did the other tables. Our order was finally taken a third time. When the food arrived, it was cold.. it may have great food but who enjoys bennies cold! How to destroy your reputation by a poorly trained waitress and one who wasn't too concerned about her service or in fact that she had missed orders at the other table.

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1  Thank zatco
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

We left Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, and headed south on Hwy 103 toward the coastal towns of Lunenburg and Liverpool. We’d not had breakfast, so at Exit 6, we ventured into a waterside settlement called Hubbards Cove and to its roadside Trellis Café. In Trellis, we found the kind of indigenous, decorator-immune, free-spirited, good-humored place of the sort that M.F.A. (My Favorite American) and I seek out along unscripted drives to new places.

We would be pressed to allege that some celebrated magician works in Trellis’s kitchen, although it gets a lot of press in Nova Scotia. That would be pointless for appraising a find like this. If stars were awarded for novelty in cooking and inspired exploitation of local ingredients, Trellis readily qualifies.

We lucked out in coming upon Trellis on a sunny and warm, Wednesday morning and landing one of seven seven tables on the patio in front, under a grape-arbor roof. We ordered tea. It came in a porcelain pot with a cozy to insulate it. We poured it into dainty floral cups with saucers, not some mug. This was breakfast, so we passed up the menu’s “bloody Mary, Maria or Caesar,” and ordered the “very berry yogurt smoothie.”

We had to forego the dishes served only on weekends—the smoked salmon benedict, the lobster benedict and the “codfather” of fried eggs on fishcakes. Our $9 country breakfast came with scrambled eggs, dense whole wheat toast, bacon and home fries. If not especially inspired, it also came with ceramic cups--not those ubiquitous, peel-back plastic receptacles-- of baked beans in molasses and raspberry jam. Our breakfast cost $25. “It couldn’t be better,” M.F.A. said. “it just couldn’t.”

Trellis operates day and night—evenings with entertainment. We might have caught Blues and rock guitarist John Cole Porter and his KickAssMatics performing if we had stuck around. Trellis operates all year, too, throughout Nova Scotia’s Artic blizzards. “We acclimatize,” the woman serving us said.

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1  Thank Peter K
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

We had a $19 lobster sandwich which was tasteless. We also had a $12 fish sandwich which was nothing special. We wondered how this restaurant received an award in 2012. Do not go to this place.

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1  Thank MikeyInLakewood
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