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Bella's Cafe & Bistro

$$ - $$$
Canadian, Soups
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117 Victoria St, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
11:00 - 20:00
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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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Nova Scotia
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152 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is not much to choose from in Amherst if you do not want burgers and fries or pizza. This small place has good seating with fresh flowers on all the tables. We had an excellent lunch with the wrap and the soup of the day. The wrap was toasted and filled with lots of good stuff, ham, onion, cucumber,... More 

Thank maryann-ns
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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

Thank francien2015
Heathfield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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

Thank smmack2016
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85 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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.

Thank Nationalparksdiva
Amherst, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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

1 Thank invisibleangel77
NW Wisconsin
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 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.

Thank Lake-people
Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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.

2 Thank Jim&Iris
Salisbury, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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,

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 .

Thank 4theluvofgolf
Camden, Maine
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

Thank Douglas B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
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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