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Ma Belle's Cafe

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44 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 1B9, Canada
+1 902-466-1322
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stepped in to have breakfast and a truly awful waitress kicked us out of the place because we had cups of Tim Hortons coffee. We explained that we wanted to have breakfast and not drink out coffee inside, and she still insisted that not even the cups were allowed in. So we didn't even get the chance to try... More 

1 Thank Gabriel D
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to frequent Ma Belle's when it was owned by the previous owners and the vibe was pleasant and welcoming. Today I went and the service was awful. The waitress was not pleasant, didn't smile once and didn't speak, not a hello, nothing. To top it off the dishes were dirty, actual gritty dirt you could feel on the... More 

1 Thank Dilly S
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The legendary east coast hospitality was nowhere to be found here. We had the rudest most abraisive service and server we have ever had in any province. The manager and/or cook seemed to be quite foul humoured as well. We were a table of four and there was one other person in the restaurant. They were not to busy or... More 

Thank DaveBOttawa
Dartmouth, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Not our first time here but I am quite sure it will probably be the last. While the food is OK (not spectacular but OK) the service has almost always been painfully slow...especially for a restaurant with a very limited number of tables. Also, this was not the first time that we have been told they ran out of something...today... More 

1 Thank Donald K
Halifax Region, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Incredibly bad..I used to like this place but.... 1. Very slow service ( several others table to were seated after us were served and left before us 2. Food served was luke warm 3. Worse of all ...when respectfully shared with owner (?) manager ... no regrets expressed ( everyone has a bad day as I suggested and ok to... More 

3 Thank pwl101
eastern passage n.s.
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

quaint little place daily special as I was unsure what I wanted salad crustless quiche large portions good size pots of Tetley tea and sticky toffee pudding so good best meal I had in a restaurant in months will be going back for sure

Thank karen s
Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Very friendly servers and great food! So many gluten free options, almost anything on the menu can be made gluten free - sandwiches, panini, scones, etc. Nice atmosphere, cozy and laid back.

Thank Kelly N
Dartmouth, Canada
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Small place down town Dartmouth, food very fresh and delicious. Have been there a few times and the service is great and always consistently good. Will be going back soon to try out Lunch!!!

Thank kayleighgirl
Hubley, Ns
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232 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

My wife and I ate here for the first time recently. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the food is outstanding and the service is very friendly. Not a whole lot of room inside, but there are about 10-12 tables. Would definitely recommend.

Thank scotiajim
Halifax, Canada
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476 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 645 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

A friend and I went here for lunch. She had a pannini which she enjoyed. My fish cakes were excellent but VERY small. The accompanying salad was just okay.

Thank driftdiver1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
British, Canadian, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
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Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 1B9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Dartmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 902-466-1322

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?