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The Biscuit Eater Cafe & Books

16 Orchard Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0, Canada
+1 902-624-2665
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (75 reviews)
“biscuits” (59 reviews)
“soup” (22 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, International, Healthy, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
16 Orchard Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0, Canada
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1 - 10 of 271 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I went here and we loved the breakfast sandwhichs! She also loved the chai and I loved the americano.

Thank cocoanib
Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in for lunch and had chilli with mini scones and butter, which was delicious and a latte which was also perfect. Charming service and an eclectic setting. Recommended.

Thank Moshinsky
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was perfect for a brunch stop. We stopped here on a trip where we went from Philadelphia and all along the east coast and ended up in Nova Scotia. My husband and I both agree that this was the best place we've eaten...More

Thank ashball
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After Church last Sunday we decided we would like something different for Lunch so we stopped at the Biscuit Eater in Mahone Bay where we experienced a very nice lunch . The Service was very good & the food was tasty . They serve quaint...More

Thank 902Sharbear
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Biscuit Eater, cafe and bookstore, Mahone Bay... Delightful!! A platter of beet hummus, goat cheese, fresh green olives, artichoke/red pepper (pickled), deli meat (no salmon available unfortunately), FRESH figs/pear/blackberries drizzled with balsamic reduction served with crisp buttered flatbread.

Thank Holly B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little hideaway is a perfect spot for afternoon tea/coffee which you can enjoy on their terrace or inside in the library. It is rather intimate and not a great spot for private conversations. They have an interesting selection of books which may be borrowed.

Thank DGL1
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Popped in here for first time as only here on holiday from England. I work in this field so know a delicious scone when I have one. Such a quaint coffee shop. Very friendly staff. Outdoor area very secluded, feels like you are sitting in...More

Thank mmills12
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Do NOT get a Timmies when this little spot is right around the corner in Mahone Bay. We just stopped in for a quick coffee but the ambiance was lovely with ample seating both inside and on the back deck. There's a selection of new...More

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Lovely residential area to eat in the backyard or inside if you wish. The coff is excellent and the muffin nicely warmed and exceptional...peach, raspberry a lovely combo

Thank escarpmentlady
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I realize that in today's world people sometimes are looking to slow down however when one places an order for take out and the place isn't busy why should i wait over 30 minutes to get two sandwiches? So by all means enjoy but be...More

Thank Cliff D
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Questions & Answers
Carolyn D
15 April 2017|
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Response from biscuiteatercafe | Property representative |
We love dogs! Because of food regulations they can't come inside the restaurant but are more than welcome on our big patio 😊
11 March 2017|
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Response from AJ M | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is
23 January 2016|
Response from Cara W | Property representative |
Hi - We just saw your question on Trip Advisor. Yes, all of our sandwich specials can be made with gluten free bread, and we have various other gluten free options as well. We're open all year round. Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Orchard Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Mahone Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 902-624-2665
  • E-mail
The Biscuit Eater is a friendly community cafe and bookstore serving homemade, handmade goodness in Mahone Bay's oldest building. Fresh baked buttermilk biscuits, locally roasted coffee, stacks of cookies and baked treats, delicious soups, sandwiches and daily specials are all made with care daily by new owners Jessika and Chris and our talented chef Laurie Zwicker. Take a seat by the hearth in a cozy chair, have lunch in the library, grab a snack to go, or visit with old and new friends in the common room - here the warmth of community is alive, well, and waiting to welcome you. We are accessible, family friendly, inclusive and open to all our neighbours from our oldest customer (98!) to biscuit babies. Our new winter hours are Monday - Saturday from 9-4, keep your eye on our Facebook page for evening events, markets, and workshops. We are also available to host your special events, weddings, and creative retreats, contact us with your ideas and collaborations!
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