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Danena's Bakery & Bistro

) #1 of 2 Restaurants in Dingwall $ Cafe, , Soups
30001 Cabot Trail, Dingwall, Nova Scotia B0C 1G0, Canada
+1 902-383-2408
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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“donair” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
30001 Cabot Trail, Dingwall, Nova Scotia B0C 1G0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love to bake so I appreciate baked goods that are made with care and attention and with all the right ingredients. While recently travelling on the Cabot Trail, we happened upon this bakery. We were fortunate enough to have arrived just as the doors...More

Thank Julia S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent chowder, donairs, service. They close early, so get there! Caesar not too shabby, as well. Friendly. Lots of tempting baked goodies. Reasonable prices.

Thank AlfaJudy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in as it was close to our camp site not expecting much, wow we were in for a treat. Fresh pastries great you as you enter, and then we see there is a place to sit and eat. After tearing ourselves away from the...More

Thank Just1Cuz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped while driving the Cabot trail, and we shouldn't have! The service was mediocre, the waitress seemed to have episodes of blankness! So ordering seemed a difficult task! I ordered the last order of mussels, wine and garlic - very disappointing, mussels were not...More

Thank alwaystravel2009
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an interesting and delightful find as we made our way around the Cabot Trail. Danena has long since passed, God rest her soul, but her daughter carries on the tradition in this quirky little bistro, bakery, zip line spot!! Yes, you got it...More

Thank Douglas B
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We visited this bakery 3 times during our 5 day stay on Cape Brenton. The pastries are fresh and delicious, by far the best blueberry scone I have ever eaten, not too sweet with a perfect texture. The bakery makes a number of fruit bars,...More

1  Thank psesar
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped by to get breakfast, even a breakfast sandwich and we're surprised that the kitchen doesn't open until 11:30. They have loads of options for pastries and some good coffee. I suspect their lunch menu is good but we didn't actually eat at the...More

Thank imabug2
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We relied greatly on Trip Advisor for restaurant ideas throughout our vacation and Danenas did not disappoint. Two of our party had chowder with a very decadent biscuit and butter. One had tomato basil and a biscuit and said the soup was so fresh it...More

1  Thank WpgDawn
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Love the homemade options available with no greace..Everything was tasteful, fresh and well presented. Atphosphere was light and friendly:)

Thank Donovanmackinnon
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

A bistro and bakery with eclectic decor along the Cabot Trail. We stopped for a breakfast sandwich and coffee (beware no full breakfast as kitchen for bistro only opens at 1130). Picked up a variety of pastries and baked goods to enjoy later in the...More

Thank NBTraveller68
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Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
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09:00 - 18:00
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09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30001 Cabot Trail, Dingwall, Nova Scotia B0C 1G0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Dingwall
  • Phone Number: +1 902-383-2408
Danena's prides itself in fresh homemade meals. On site bakery, licenced.
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