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Bella's Cafe & Bistro

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Canadian, Soups
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117 Victoria St, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-660-3090
Today
11:00 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 16:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been travelling around in Canada and stopped by this place twice. It is one of the few places where they make a fresh sandwich and all the food is fresh. Not being overthrown with burgers fries and other fatmaking junk, this was a really enjoyable place. Go for it Bella!!!1

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Thank francien2015
Heathfield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Bella's has a new owner and everything we heard suggests that Bella;s has a bright future, if the locals support. We had a delightful meal and attentive service, even if the waitress was lacking experience of 'finer' dining. We wish you well for the future

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Thank smmack2016
Seattle
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85 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This small but elegant cafe run by a local chef cooks up great food in the downtown. Really enjoyable. Often music. Walkable from most of the B&Bs in town.

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Thank Nationalparksdiva
Amherst, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Was expecting a more extensive menu for lunch/dinner. Didn't stay. Left before ordering. No plans on returning without reference to an online menu going forward

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Thank invisibleangel77
NW Wisconsin
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stopped here for lunch as there wasn't much to choose from. Nicely decorated, small cafe with fresh flowers on every table. Excellent homemade soup and great sandwiches. Server wasn't overly personable, but efficient. Offer beer and wine.

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Thank Lake-people
Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

There is nothing special. This is an average restaurant. But in this location, it is still quite a good choice. Sitting in downtown Amherst. They have a full menu, list of wine menu. If you to go to Amherst, you should try this restaurant.

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Thank Jim&Iris
Salisbury, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Today was my 2nd time in here. Great place to eat, food was delicious and make sure you leave room for dessert, staff was fantastic. Nice quaint Cafe,

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Thank 954trudy
Bay Of Quinte
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72 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Had a terrific supper here. Seafood linguine was perfect my husband said his Greek salad was the freshest and best he's ever had .

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Thank 4theluvofgolf
Camden, Maine
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Glad to get get off the highway to find this attractive cafe where we enoyed good food and service in an attractive setting.

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Thank Douglas B
Amherst, Canada
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Small but that is one of the nice things, a small menu but good child mugs for the beer on tap Lunches are very good home made soups try the farmers sandwich Good place for a dinner for 2

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Thank smed88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 Victoria St, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: 902-660-3090
Description
902-660-3090 - must add this to the list, a choice for people who do not want fast food nor pub food nor ok chinese. Huge surprise to find this delightful restaurant in this town. Lovely watercolors by local artist, guitar player - excellent food - went back twice in 24 hours - supper was beautiful haddock, rice and veg $12. Went back for lunch - yummy panini $8 , chowder $6 and salads $8. Very reasonable

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?