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Cafe l'Acadie

636 Bedford Hwy, Bedford, Nova Scotia B3M 2L8, Canada
+1 902-446-7771
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“meat pie” (20 reviews)
“haddock” (12 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 20:00All hours
Canadian, Soups, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
636 Bedford Hwy, Bedford, Nova Scotia B3M 2L8, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am staying at the attached Bluenose inn which appears to have been a Howard Johnsons based on some remnants like the ice bucket. In any case, I was not hopeful for the restaurant but the food was great. I had the pan fried fish,...More

Thank Seniortraveler65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I discovered this place on Trip Advisor when I was reading other people's reviews. I was very excited to find out there was an Acadian restaurant with Rappie pie, as my friend loves it! I do not like Rappie pie at all, but I was...More

Thank lypsiladdict
cafelacadie, Owner at Cafe l'Acadie, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to put out there your thoughts on your experience at Cafe l'Acadie. We're so glad you both enjoyed the dishes you chose. We're pretty passionate about our traditional cultural food and Rappie Pie is one dish that connects us with...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Cafe l'Acadie is true to its name. If you are looking for a traditional Acadian experience, you must make your way to this quaint restaurant on the Bedford Highway. The menu sports many dishes prepared the way they are made on the French Shore of...More

Thank Michael F
cafelacadie, Owner at Cafe l'Acadie, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thanks for your review Michael and your post on Acadian culture. Hope to see you again soon! Your sentiments are so much appreciated.

Reviewed 15 July 2017

Service was excellent. Staff were friendly & helpful. Quick Service as well. My wife & I ordered the Meat Pie. Probably the best meat pie we have ever come across. The meat was done perfectly. Pastry was delicious. Highly Recommend this Cafe !!! Will be...More

1  Thank Robert M
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The food here was very plain. Though freshly cooked it was simple and home like. This was appealing on one level. The surroundings are also very plain, almost like a kitchen. The service was not very good. It was slow and the orders came out...More

Thank SeeingTHEworld2012
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Yummy yummy yummy! We ordered the pan fried haddock with baked potato and the meat pie. Both were delicious and plentiful. If you find yourself in a hurry just slow down....the service is friendly, conscientious and relaxing. This spot is one of my new favourites....More

Thank mlrlaj
cafelacadie, Owner at Cafe l'Acadie, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I can't express enough how much we appreciate it. All reviews are important to us and we're thrilled that you both were satisfied with the results of our work and we hope you'll...More

Reviewed 15 March 2017

This place is great! My wife and I have eaten here numerous times since moving to Halifax. We have never been disappointed. The restaurant is a good size and simply decorated, but clean, hospitable and very homey. The food is really good comfort food, and...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Family owned, fun place. Great for breakfast or for a light supper. There is not too much on the menu if you don't like seafood (a couple of Italian dishes). But my wife swears she had the best Fish & Chips ever (a huge piece...More

1  Thank Arsita_ItalyRichardN
Reviewed 27 October 2016

My husband and I had dinner here last night. It's a simple little place nothing fancy but the dinners were really good. I loved the meat pie and salad as well as the complimentary bowl,of corn chowder and my husband enjoyed his fish cakes and...More

Thank easterntreker
Reviewed 23 October 2016

if you're ever in the Halifax, NS area, drive down the road a bit to eat here. Delicious, authentic Acadian food. Visit on a Sunday to enjoy a piece of Rappie Pie. Be sure to chat with the owner & cook Gary, a very nice...More

Thank Trace M
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Questions & Answers
1 June 2015|
Response from cafelacadie | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your enquiry. Over the winter, we have had live fiddle music every 2nd Saturday. Things change a lot during the summer so we are not yet quite sure how often we will be having live music during the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$11
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 636 Bedford Hwy, Bedford, Nova Scotia B3M 2L8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: +1 902-446-7771
  • E-mail
Café l’Acadie's owner Gary Le Blanc was born into a large Acadian family where both parents hail from the Acadian village of Cheticamp Nova Scotia area and with an enormous extended family, Acadian food, music and culture were the heartbeat of our family life. Our home was the 'gathering place' for friends and relatives. My mother loved to cook and growing up, I could sit for hours and listen to her sing all the old traditional Acadians songs as she scurried about the kitchen cooking. On special occasions, I would watch in amazement at the fiddlers, mandolin and guitar players sitting around the kitchen table, while the rest would sing out loud and strong, Acadian songs of old. With Fricot on the stove, Rappie and Rabbit Pies in the oven and desserts galore, it all fed the soul. Café l’Acadie brings many of these Acadian culinary treasures from my family's kitchen to our dining room to share this rich history of delicious food.
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