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Mrs MacGregor's Shortbreads

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British, Scottish, Canadian
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59 Water Street, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
+1 902-382-1878
10:00 - 17:00
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Really nice selection of shortbread and we sampled all the flavours. Our favourite is the scotch but the maple was really good as well. Also sell fudge and preserves. Great little store!

Thank oneyeartraveller
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff provided us with information on local sites to visit and delicious short bread to sustain us while driving through the countryside. Be sure to try the sticky toffee pudding if available.

Thank Brewercraig13
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90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This was a wonderful little place with a great assortment of shortbread. I picked several packages to share back home with my workmates. I was going to skip the Canadian maple but after trying a sample I added this to the mix. We did not have tea here but it looked inviting. I enjoyed our visit with Fiona M.

Thank eeknuff
Maui, Hawaii
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Just choose your favorite-they are all tasty! I read about her in the Taste of Nova Scotia book for 2016. Living shortbread as I do it was easy to find her in downtown Pictou. The shortbread is flaky, buttery just perfect in the basic recipe, but there are dozens of flavored to choose from. Great for gifts too.

Thank bacation2
Lgumbo, Owner at Mrs MacGregor's Shortbreads, responded to this review

We appreciated your comments. Mrs. MacGregor tries to bring many flavours to shortbread, but the favorite is always the traditional. Thanks so much stopping by. More 

Delta, Canada
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Excellent shortbread, just like Grandma used to make! Nice little shop with lots of flavors of shortbread. Bet you can't eat just one. The staff were very friendly

Thank Marsha C
Canmore, Canada
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142 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

Decent little quaint, casual cafe. The scones were great and we were able to pick up some shortbread gifts to take home, so far I can recommend the 'skor' flavor!

Thank Terry B
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 September 2015

This is a little gem - we wandered in for a cup of tea and had the most delicious shortbreads I have ever eaten. Not many folks in the place but we enjoyed chatting with the owner, sipping tea and having traditional Scottish shortbreads as well as the maple shortbreads.

Thank TwoMountainFarm
Trenton, Canada
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We didn't eat here but we sure bought her shortbread and went back for more, twice over! It's a lovely little place with cosy atmosphere and yummy local treats and gifts!

Thank meecee
Blenheim, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2015

The most amazing shortbread ever...lots of flavours, I could have been in there all day trying everyone... luckily we were only in Pictou a few days or I would have spent all our vacation cash just on this shortbread...

Thank Samantha T
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Went in specifically for the shortbread, pretty expensive and while it was good, it wasn't the best ever. There wasn't much of a selection of other products in the store. It was cute inside but I felt a little uncomfortable in there, the people behind the counter didn't greet us until I said Hello and then just stared at us.

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Restaurant Details

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British, Scottish, Canadian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
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Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 Water Street, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Pictou
  • Phone Number: +1 902-382-1878
Our shop is headquarters for our fine line of Scottish shortbreads, named one of the best in Canada by Canadian Living Magazine. We also retail other local Nova Scotia culinary products. We serve coffee and tea, and array of yummy treats and shivery bits including our signature dessert Sticky Toffee Pudding!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?