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Bella's Cafe & Bistro

117 Victoria St, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (27 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (10 reviews)
“sandwiches” (5 reviews)
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
117 Victoria St, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Attractive little restaurant with good food in an otherwise totally barren dining landscape. Staff are very attentive and informative both in relation to menu items and local topography. Prices are very reasonable and food of good quality and with this being the only venue of...More

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Best food I've ever had. Owner is amazing and friendly. Hard working staff. Fresh food all the way. Nothing is old. Everything is fresh. Soup freshly cooked everyday. Best restaurant in Amherst.

Thank hockeysoccer93112
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I was in Amherst for a tourism gathering & our group had an evening meal plus used the meeting room at Bella's the next day. Our meeting was catered a lunch by the Bella's Staff. I was really impressed with the choices on Bella's Menu....More

Thank SuncatcherTruro
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely evening great service and delicious foods! Local craft beer tasting and wine tasting too! Triders red beer was delicious as was the Cabernet Rosh from Joist winery. The Mango salsa salmon was cooked perfectly served on a bed of basmati rice with steamed veggies!...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Dinner with family and friends. Service was attentive and server was knowledgeable about the menu. An excellent menu, and the three of us made different selections, all of which were excellent. Stick to the small salad unless you are really hungry, as it is good...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Ordered the seafood alfredo. This was one of the top three meals of a 9 day trip to Nova Scotia and PEI. I would highly recommend this Bistro. Excellent service as well!

Thank drbranton3
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Limited food selection but amazingly talented musical group. Two talented guitar players, a stand up bass player, and an eclectic song selection.

Thank Russell J
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I've been here 2 times and the people there make me feel welcome. It's a down home restaurant with a little of Grandma's china. Definitely the go-to place for business lunch.

Thank tdouglasplating
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere in this café is only so-so. It has nothing special. The seafood chowder had a good flavour, but was more like a soup (not thick at all). It came with rolls, which were delicious. The nachos were ok, but had nothing special about...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

After a bit of shopping, we decided to have a coffee break. It was a holiday and a lot of places were closed. The name says cafe but it wasn't really set up as such, it was set up more for dining then a coffee....More

Thank Darren F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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