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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” (64 reviews)
“goat” (24 reviews)
“sandwiches” (77 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
6289 Cabot Trail, North East Margaree, Nova Scotia B0E 2H0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in at a local library to use their internet mid-morning. Asked the librarian if there was a place nearby for coffee; she suggested the Dancing Goat, 10 minutes away. It was certainly worth the drive! Good coffee, and awesome scones! People at other tables...More

Thank c s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, great coffee and baked goods! Best oatcakes on the Island! My favorite place to stop every year

Thank CMP109
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

High quality, farm to table food in a fairly remote area. We were so glad to discover this spot. Casual gourmet sandwiches of all kinds. It was great! Wish there were more places like this on Cape Breton.

1  Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in while driving from our cottage to the many scenic sites in the area. We had lunch here twice. It's a very busy spot with line ups common, but we didn't have to wait long for sandwiches to be delivered to our table. Many...More

Thank Judi M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the place locals suggested we try for a take-away lunch to enjoy on our loop of the Cabot Trail. We liked it so much, we went twice! Excellent coffee, tasty sandwiches and salads plus awesome cookies and bread from their bakery racks. This...More

Thank M_and_M_inHamilton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ginger sparkles or double chocolate. The best cookies. Warm homemade bread just happened to be on the shelf as well. That came with us for the drive. Didn't have time for lunch this stop but I have eaten there many times and it is always...More

Thank Pam1167
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stumbled on this place accidentally while on our trip and since finding this gem we ate there 4 days in a row! We tried a variety of food here and everything was beyond perfect. Everything is 100% fresh, flavors are mouth...More

Thank Parya N
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We ate here every morning of our trip, and we bought fresh loaves of bread, cookies, muffins, and other goodies for back at the house. The kids that work here are so sweet and polite, the atmosphere was great and encouraged talking with other travelers,...More

Thank Rachel A
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Definitely worth a stop! We had sandwiches and some baked goods and they were both delicious! Came back a second time just for their lemonade- it is out of this world.

Thank JuliaSophieC
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The Dancing Goat came highly recommended to me from a local that I met. I knew it was on the way I was headed so decided to stop for breakfast. They were busy but moved very quickly to serve the lineup. I bought some peanut...More

Thank monnomestgrace
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Sarah D
6 April 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, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 05:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 05:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 17:00
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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