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“Not to be passed by on Highway 13”
Review of The Happy Nun Cafe - CLOSED

The Happy Nun Cafe
Cuisines: Canadian
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

We went to Forget (the Hamlet) not a state of mind, for our 45th wedding anniversary celebration and the experience was memorable. Great personal service, a fantastic meal at a good price and the atmosphere was right on par with service and food. Amazing place in a community with a population of 38. Do not be put off by the state of some of the abandoned houses and unkempt property. This place is living proof of the Happy Nun Cafe owners business philosophy to support rural Saskatchewan, an example for other community leaders to visit and see what a positive attitude will do.
We will return!

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4  Thank Denton K
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We spent 2 evenings in the Happy Num Cafe and were treated with hospitality that left no detail unfinished. The old town hall transformed into an Artsy dinner theatre atmosphere complete with dramatic paintings and collectible books has you convinced you have walked in off the streets of the urban jazz district .The menu started with a cheese plate and featured fresh local produce and choice of meat. I had the salmon both nights and was very pleased with the choices of very interesting side dish salad enhancers. I chose ginger beer and creme brûlée to top off the meal. The host and owner, Shannon, then proceeded to introduce all of us - her guests, and recited poetry- an ode to the salad we all created on our plates! As the staff cleared and washed our dishes (by hand) she delivered us into the hands of her entertainment, both nights featuring Canadian artists of folk jazz and blues roots. The atmosphere was truly an aesthetic heart warming experience. Our group of 6 couples were lucky enough to be hooked up with a lady who owned an empty lot in the townsite of the Happy Num, Forget, and allowed us to pull in with our RV's for the weekend! While the village has no services itself, it provided a self guided tour of rich history and invitation to learn about the Catholic nuns that built the turn of the century academy convent and inspired the owners to promote their love of the arts in their Happy Nun Cafe!

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5  Thank CarolandGrant
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

We got in on the spur of the moment with a group of friends who had a reservation, but plan ahead, they get really booked up. Good atmosphere, friendly staff, wonderful food!

2  Thank Melanie E
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

We were here for a Christmas party in Nov. We enjoyed the food, and they seem to get unique entertianment in as well.

2  Thank ml2013
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

We went there by total accident, couldn't believe it when we went inside, the place was decorated with unique articles of all kinds.
They presented the meal options for the evening in person and welcomed you to their establishment.
The menu is on their website as well the entertainment that is there from time to time.
It is open only on Fridays and Saturdays from 17:00 to close.
The owners and their inlaws were the staff the night we were there. They were so professional and caring that I asked the wife to pinch me, I have never seen genuine service with so much personality ever, right from the heart it was.
The Happy Nun reminded me of Chester Tavern in South Bend, Wa. You would not know it was there unless you accidentally found it like we did. The difference here is The Happy Nun is a real extraordinary place were the tavern had been visited by a free lancer with The NY Times and got a temporary state of fame, it is a nice tavern but a tavern.
The Nun will please you I am sure and please share your opinion and post your "FOUND BY ACCIDENT PLACES" too.
Check the website, http://www.happynuncafe.ca/, to get times, entertainment and menu as you don't want to arrive and find its not open then.
P.S. The bathrooms were so clean I would have to say with out a doubt the cleanest I have ever been in, unbelievable, this establishment is like walking into a home of Complete Pride!!!!!!!!!!

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4  Thank WingRider2011
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