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“Warm, Cozy & Friendly - with Delicious Coffee & Treats!”

The Barn Coffee & Social House
Price range: US$2 - US$8
Description: The Barn Coffee & Social House. The most comfortable, relaxing environment to grab a cup of your favorite coffee drink with friends and family.
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Description: The Barn Coffee & Social House. The most comfortable, relaxing environment to grab a cup of your favorite coffee drink with friends and family.
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I am indeed fortunate to live so close to The Barn, which opened this year next to Mahone Bay icon Suttles and Seawinds, and is quickly developing a stellar reputation. Mike and Amelia (owners) and staff are friendly and have that wonderful knack of making you feel welcome and appreciated no matter how often you come.

A wide range of delicious coffees and teas (North Mountain Coffee from Berwick NS), and even chaga tea and kombucha will satisfy anyone's thirst. Delicious fresh bread and pastries from nearby Boulangerie La Vendéenne are available as well, to eat in or take out. Also offered are a panoply of handmade jams, pickles, and relishes made by Mike and Amelia's other business, Helen B's Preserves.

As there is no commercial kitchen, The Barn has developed a wonderful "South Shore symbiosis" by offering on-site an ever-changing variety of freshly prepared soups, sandwiches and other goodies from well-known local restaurants Mateus Bistro, Rebecca's Restaurant, and Lincoln Street Food -- co-operation instead of competition!

The atmosphere is comfortably casual, spacious and well-lit, encompassing two floors with a variety of seating -- tables with chairs, couches and easy chairs. I have witnessed a number of meetings taking place around the upstairs table, as well as people working solo on laptops. To be noted is that the generous space and high ceilings allow conversations to be private, unlike some more crowded venues where the noise level can be a detriment.

The Barn is a great place to meet old friends and make new ones - children are also welcome! Looking forward to the outdoor seating this summer once the weather cooperates. A lovely addition to Mahone Bay's "menu" of restaurants and cafés!

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Thank Mystic_DogMa
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Every time I visit I fall a little more in love, they have provided me with the best soy latte in Mahone Bay, and a reason to never go anywhere else to get one (I've tried everywhere and I used to be a barista so I'm picky lol). As soon as you walk in you feel welcome and the warmth of community, there is nothing else quite like this in Mahone Bay. They sell an assortment pastries and bread from a local french bakery, soups and sandwiches, and homemade jams, jellies, and pickles etc. They also have their own parking lot which is great because parking is sometimes tricky in Mahone Bay especially during summer months. Simply a must stop during your visit to and easily the most Instagram-able spot in Mahone Bay if that's your thing ❤️

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Thank Jamie S
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

This just sort of popped up in Mahone Bay. Great coffee - all kinds! Great bread and snacks from the local French bakery. Plus, you can buy all of Helen B's products - yummy blueberry jam. Enjoy!

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Thank massiah
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

After a couple attempts to get a seat, I finally was able to try this place on a Saturday morning for a quick client meeting. They have recently opened and so just sorting out their processes and fine turning their business model. The challenge will be to turn over customers timely as during my visit the customers were nearly all seniors and appeared settled down for a leisurely chat. The place was full and there were no seats left - part of the challenge of being the newest spot to check out.

Coffee and treats were good and staff did a good job when it got very busy and customers were impatient.

Parking is convenient and if you need to wait for a seat, check out Suttles and Seawinds next door.

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Thank Ceeley
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a new place, but it doesn't betray many of the opening wrinkles that a lot of new spots do (at least on my two visits). It's a gorgeous space (it really is a refurbished barn; it used to host a great little farmers' market during the Father Christmas festival) and the owners have done a lovely job on the renos. The coffee and espresso are quite good. They feature locally roasted beans and sell a nice selection of pastries from Boulangerie la Vendeenne. I think they have a very small lunch menu (soup and sandwich) but that's OK. It's just nice to have an actual cafe in this town and not a place that feels it has to be a restaurant too.

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Thank Sophie G
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