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Dancing Goat Cafe & Bakery

6289 Cabot Trail, North East Margaree, Nova Scotia B0E 2H0, Canada
+1 902-248-2727
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cookies” (75 reviews)
“goat” (27 reviews)
“sandwiches” (87 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hours
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6289 Cabot Trail, North East Margaree, Nova Scotia B0E 2H0, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

You order at the counter and your lunch is brought to your table. The food is succulent, made with first quality products. The service is extremely efficient, and the desserts are to die for. They also sell baked products to take out. Try the chocolate...More

Thank ghislainepoitras
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped in for breakfast and the place was packed. Don’t let that scare you a lot of folks do takeout. The breakfast was very inexpensive and delicious. We took home a few squares for dessert which were nice and fresh. Worth stopping in and I...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A year since our last visit to Cape Breton, we couldn't wait to get back to the Dancing Goat. Everything is made fresh with love. The egg salad sandwich is delicious. I always pair it with a nice fresh salad.

Thank OctopusInAKilt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious breakfast, sandwiches, salads and baked goods. A do not miss on the Cabot Trail! Even if the parking lot is full, they are very efficient in getting food out.

Thank Carla S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the if not THE highlight of our food journey in Cape Breton. Fresh and healthy fare with great porridge bread. We really struggled in Cape Breton to find any good meals. In fact it is hard to eat healthy as everything is mostly...More

Thank jayson f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here many times. Food is always good. Never disappoints. I am going through and trying out all the sandwiches listed and have loved everyone so far. The soups are always so delicious. Love the atmosphere. Anyone doing the Cabot Trail should make this a...More

Thank Traveller-68m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quality deli type food and bakery. Quality food . Sandwiches are made with fresh bread. Baked goods prepared fresh daily. Coffee is good quality and hot. Staff are friendly and efficient. Washrooms and eating areas are very clean. Limited outdoor seating

Thank OnAir221651
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's confirmed, we can't drive by now without stopping in! They have the best sandwiches and soups, love their iced coffee and even if you are not a dessert person, theirs are so yummy, you will have to try it! I love the mini cheesecakes,...More

Thank cutecapers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in before leaving Cape Breton. A friend who grew up in the area, recommended we give it a try, so our only chance was for breakfast the day we left. It is a sandwich/bakery and coffee cafe that also serves a good breakfast....More

Thank Peter V
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

This place was amazing! I traveled around the Cabot trail with 3 friends and this by far was the best food we had the whole trip. Breakfast sandwich was to die for and coffee was a 10!!! Highly recommend this cafe. Wish I lived closer.

Thank Tessadentremont
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Sarah D
April 6, 2015|
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Response from Arktikman | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are vegetarian items such as salads and a sandwich available.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6289 Cabot Trail, North East Margaree, Nova Scotia B0E 2H0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  North East Margaree
  • Phone Number: +1 902-248-2727
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