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Ma Belle's Cafe

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44 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-466-1322
08:00 - 16:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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eastern passage n.s.
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

quaint little place daily special as I was unsure what I wanted salad crustless quiche large portions good size pots of Tetley tea and sticky toffee pudding so good best meal I had in a restaurant in months will be going back for sure

Thank karen s
Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Very friendly servers and great food! So many gluten free options, almost anything on the menu can be made gluten free - sandwiches, panini, scones, etc. Nice atmosphere, cozy and laid back.

Thank Kelly N
Dartmouth, Canada
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Small place down town Dartmouth, food very fresh and delicious. Have been there a few times and the service is great and always consistently good. Will be going back soon to try out Lunch!!!

Thank kayleighgirl
Hubley, Ns
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232 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

My wife and I ate here for the first time recently. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the food is outstanding and the service is very friendly. Not a whole lot of room inside, but there are about 10-12 tables. Would definitely recommend.

Thank scotiajim
Halifax, Canada
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459 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 632 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

A friend and I went here for lunch. She had a pannini which she enjoyed. My fish cakes were excellent but VERY small. The accompanying salad was just okay.

Thank driftdiver1
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Share a pot of tea and some sandwiches/sweets with a friend, lover or relative. All will enjoy good food in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Thank Cheryl C
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Ma Belle's is a cozy cafe situated in a character heritage house which gives it a welcoming, homey feel. The meals are home cooked comforts and the service friendly. Good option for breakfast, brunch or lunch.

Thank CanadaUK
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359 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Looks like the restaurant was put into an old house with a lot of charm. The service was excellent and the food very good. The French toast was not overly sweet and the syrup was excellent. Eggs, toast and bacon made your way were also very good. Add two cups of coffee and your total bill is still under $19c.... More 

Thank CaptainBill1
Halifax, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We don't often eat in Dartmouth but were there for my daughter's sailing at 11 AM on a Saturday morning. We arrived at Ma Belle's at 10:04 AM. Looked at the menu and order the simplest item - Ma Belle's breakfast $ 5.99 for 2 eggs, sauage and toast. It looked fairly simple. The restaurant is cute - homey. We... More 

1 Thank rdiamond1
Port Hawkesbury
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

First time visit,my wife and I really enjoyed the experience.The atmosphere was very pleasant.We both enjoyed our omelett's.I had toast and jam with mine and it was excellent.My wife had the salad side and it was fresh and delicious....The waiting staff were wonderful and very accommodating.....We are regular visitor's to the city of Dartmouth and are happy to have found... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Canadian, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Dartmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 902-466-1322

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?