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US$6 - US$14
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Cafe, Fusion, Canadian, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly service. Busy, so not fast that day, but worth the wait. Located in a small, picturesque village of Crawford Bay with fine artisan shops.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed October 13, 2022 via mobile

Amazing food and ambiance. The Kale Salad is worth the stop. Everything was off the chart. Old Koot smoked meat sandwich was my favorite

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 31, 2021

I was recommended this café by a bar tender in another town, so stopped in when I was passing through for a bite. I am so glad I did. The coffee and small cake that I had was excellent, and I also enjoyed a vege...panini. Definitely worth a stop if you're into Italian-influenced cuisine or just a good cup of coffee.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 10, 2021 via mobile

I am so glad that my husband and I stopped here on our way through Crawford Bay. Fortunately, other Trip Advisors reviewers recommended The Black Salt Cafė and I am so thankful for it. The staff were friendly and helpful, and prompt, despite our province’s...ongoing staffing shortages in the restaurant industry. As well, the beautiful garden patio was sublime. However, the food is what truly makes this place. Excellent menu, tons of selection and quality, quality, quality!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 31, 2021

The Black Salt Cafe is a Diamond in the rough. Ok…not trashing the other eateries in this postal code, but the BSC is no question a quantum leap above in creativity and quality of food. Go there, order, be patient. You’ll thank me later. Bon...Appetito 😊More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed September 20, 2020

Ate here once for dinner and once for a take out. Excellent food with lots of local produce. You do not come away fro here hungry! We had the strips of sirloin burger, Tempura salmon burger, their version of a Reuben ("Old Koot Sandwich") Sit...inside or out and they were very good addressing Covid problems and we felt very safe thereMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 11, 2020

We stopped for lunch after experiencing the world's longest free ferry ride. What a find! It was hard to decide what to choose from the menu, but we did. We watched other guests being served and wondered if we had made the right choice. EVERYTHING...looked SO good. We were really happy with our choice, i think anything on the menu would have been the right choice. Wish it was closer so i could visit regularlyMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 23, 2020

Stood at the door for 15 mins with no acknowledgement from servers, yea you're busy, let us know that it will be a minute. Instead both servers pretend we aren't standing at the door, don't even say a word to us. Brutal!!!!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 2, 2020 via mobile

We found the food delicious, unique and colorful. The atmosphere was charming on the patio and they accommodated our group size of 6 well. However, the food came out VERY slowly and item by item. My mother and I shared tapas, they came out 1...at a time 20 minutes apart. The rest of the group sat there starving watching us eat our food and then when we were done we sat there watching them eat their entire meals. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for the food, not the service.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 25, 2020

I was not expecting too much from this restaurant as it is one of the few around Crawford Bay, I was wrong!! it is very good, tasty and healthy food. I will recommend this place.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed November 4, 2019

We stopped here for lunch and were lucky that they were still open as they close for a bit over the winter months. I had the yam sandwich - I love yam and this sandwich was amazing! My husband had the croque monsieur which he...said was the best he'd ever had. They have a nice wine selection but I tried the ginger beer as a warm drink and it was wonderful. And the desserts....what can I say. The Black Forest Cake is to die for. The owner who served us is incredibly friendly and his wife makes the most delicious food. Love this place!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 11, 2019 via mobile

We walked in from the back and right away noticed the hay stacks and plant life. It’s definitely fall. Tonight we shared a bottle of wine and tapas. Flavours that were so warm and inviting. Felt like a party in my mouth. It was such...a nice evening and good conversation.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 5, 2019

I had read reviews and was surprised to find this remarkable restaurant in Crawford Bay. We enjoyed a very healthy tasty lunch in between the artisans, this eatery being one too. Service was a little slow as they were not full, but good food takes...time. The water had lemon in which is always a plus for me. Unfortunately we were too full to take advantage of the decadent in house made desserts, an amazing selection.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 30, 2019

great spot in crawford bay. we had a delicious sandwich along with a great latte. very much enjoyed the food

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 18, 2019

We took the ferry to Crawford Bay to see the artisans, and we pleased to find this cafe in amongst the artisans! We had a lovely, home made lunch! I had potato soup which is made from bone broth and thicker with puréed vegetables, making...it gluten free! Eclectic and quaint. I would definitely eat here again!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Black Salt Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5