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“Much more than a Bakery”

White Sails Bakery & Deli
Ranked #1 of 8 Restaurants in Tantallon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $10
Cuisines: Canadian, Fast Food
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed July 14, 2013

White Sails Bakery has been around forever on the Peggy's Cove road, but it wasn't until a few years ago that it underwent a transformation to make it a must stop destination on this popular tourist loop. The change came about when a couple from Quebec, Jacques and Carolyn, bought the formerly staid bakery and transformed it into a Montreal sytle deli while maintaining the quality of the baked goods.The change started with painting the building a series of rainbow stripes in place of the traditional white.

This place is only ten minutes from where we live so we come here often, sometimes to pick up a tortiere to cook at home, sometimes just to get an order of the authentic Quebec poutine and sometimes to sit at one of the picnic tables that overlook Whynacht's Point and the Head of St. Margarets Bay. Yesterday was hot and sunny, and after five hours of sea kayaking it was a welcome sight to arrive at the gaily painted restaurant. My wife had the lobster roll which was as good as any to be found in HRM and far better than most. I had the reuben burger which was an angus burger topped with smoked meat. It was really enough for two as the picture shows.
We've never had anything at White Sails that disappointed. There are a ton of lousy restaurants on the way to Peggy's Cove. The only two I would recommend are Rhubarb at the Oceanstone Resort just outside Peggy's Cove and White Sails.

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

My wife and I were on our way from beautiful Peggy's cove when we were attracted by the very colourful white sails bakery and Deli restaurant. We entered and enjoyed it very much. The owner has a very good system. He offers samples and once tasted we ordered immediately. We had a delicious stuffed cabbage with angus meat, tasty smoked meat and above all, fantastic variety of pies and cakes (all offered first as samples and bought as soon as tasted...). Jacques the owner is very friendly and affable. He is very patient and in the midst of many clients dropping in for takeaway orders, he had a lot of time for us, helping to choose from the so many good things he had, in short it was both a real culinary and social experience. The surrounding is a lovely mixture of colorful tables and chairs in a big garden overlooking a magnificent lake view, the best place in a good weather.

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Today we went for a summer drive and decided to stop for lunch at White Sales Bakery and Deli. Oh my, it was wonderful!!!!! The food is outstanding and we received very generous potions and the food was hot. The cafe' is very clean and the prices are very reasonable.
We ordered the Montreal smoked meat sandwiches and decided to eat outside. Why you wonder! Well not just the food is great but the seating outside is right by the ocean, with picnic tables and chairs in all different colours. You can order your food, then go outside and wait for your order, which is delivered to your table.
While we were waiting a very nice, pleasant gentlemen approached us and advised that he worked at the Cafe'. He told us that he was here to make sure our experience was enjoyable and if we needed anything just to ask him. I noticed that when people left he was cleaning the picnic table and making sure all the garbage was picked up ready for the next customer to sit at the table and chairs. He was very social and made a point of getting to know where you were from or if you were on vacation. I noticed he answered questions for tourist and was happy to assist in picture taking when asked.
I can say that we will definitely plan to become regulars. This is a family run business with emphasis on food and service.Well done!!!!

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Reviewed June 21, 2013

We stopped at the White Sails Bakery and Deli on the way back from visiting Peggy's Cove, and boy are we happy we did. We sat on the Adirondack chairs overlooking the water while we shared a hamburger (we wanted to leave room for dessert). The hamburger was delicious and the fries that accompanied it were hand cut and so yummy. There is a kind gentleman who is outside to help with anything you might need, or to take care of your garbage. The real highlight of the visit is the wide variety of desserts (how to choose?). We somehow managed to choose, and we were so happy with what we had, that we stopped on our way out of Nova Scotia, so we would have snacks for the plane. Look for the bright colored building not too far off the highway in Tantallon. Worth a u-turn if you drive by the first time!

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Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here on our way back to Halifax from Peggys Cove.
The service is great, the food is awesome! We hab the Club sandwich and a piece of apple pie. We also tasted the smoked meat, it's delicious!
I will recommend!

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