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The Dancing Moose Cafe

42691 Cabot Trail, Birch Plain, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0, Canada
+1 902-929-2523
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Dutch, Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
42691 Cabot Trail, Birch Plain, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0, Canada
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Daughter and I had unusual omelets, I believe of Dutch origin. Very tasty and well prepared. Wife had usual bacon and eggs which were cooked as ordered. Would stop here again.

Thank gillesandlinda
Reviewed 11 October 2017

It was nice to have a different type of breakfast instead of the old standard bacon, eggs and even pancakes. The Pannekoek with bacon and egg on top was so delicious. The eggs are fresh as we saw the chickens who provided them. The staff...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped over for a snack and had delicious pannekoek. Definitely worth the stop. And on top of it, they were very friendly people.

Thank Shane V
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Stopped in at 2:00pm on October 8, 2017. We weren't sure about the menu at first but made a choice of Bacon and Eggs (pretty basic, I know). It was the best breakfast I have had in a long, long time. No matter where I...More

Thank mainlandcaper
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

At the beginning of the Cabot Trail on the eastern side not far along you'll find The Dancing Moose Café. The outside is brightly decorated and there were a lot of cars and we decided to stop. It is a cute little place and we...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We were very surprised to find Dutch pancakes which were better than any we ever had in the Netherlands, having lived there for over 15 years. Dutch owner is very friendly and helpful in making choices. Sandwiches were also very good! We would come back...More

Thank EbeTheHague
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

What a fun, charming & yummy place to eat! We had the special crepes (Pannekoek)for breakfast & they were fantastic! I highly recommend making this a “must stop” if you are driving along the Cabot Trail! You won’t be sorry!

Thank Beth N
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Food was excellent. Served hot and fresh. The amount served was just right, fre refills on coffee and soft drinks. The staff were all very friendly. Small gift shop with interesting items.

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 27 September 2017

My husband and I travelled to Wreck Cove area in September and had breakfast and lunch here a few times. Good food, reasonable prices. Great view along the trail, good place to stop. Can buy some souvenirs too from this place: t-shirts, mugs and stuff...More

Thank Lisa480
Reviewed 25 September 2017

There aren't many places open to eat any meal during September on the Cabot Trail but what a great find this was for breakfast! This restaurant owned and operated by a nice Dutch couple made the most delicious plate-size dutch pancakes (or crepes) all pictured...More

Thank Ann622
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25 March 2017|
Response from Ton M | Property representative |
Hi, To answer your question, there is no bathroom in the Camping Cabin. The bathrooms are in a separate building the "comfort station" , within 30 meters from the cabins. Every cabin has his own private bathroom though. We... More
10 May 2015|
Response from Ton M | Property representative |
Hi, Yes I can make a gluten free Pannekoek, The Pannekoek can be sweet e.g. with fresh fruit and whipped cream or apples nuts raisins baked in. Or savory, bacon baked in onions, mushrooms, topped with cheese etc... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$11
Dutch, Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42691 Cabot Trail, Birch Plain, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Birch Plain
  • Phone Number: +1 902-929-2523
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The Dancing Moose Café is a full-service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks, and baked goods, all made fresh right here. Visit us on the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia—a great place to meet and eat. We're open from 7:00 to 4:00 every day in summer, and for long weekends (Friday–Sunday) in winter. Our signature dish is the Pannekoek, the Dutch way to enjoy a different kind of "pancake" for both breakfast and lunch. Try them sweet with real whipped cream, syrup, honey, icing sugar, fresh fruit, chocolate, raisins, nuts—the options are limited only by what's in season and our imagination. Or go savoury; green onions baked in, with Gouda cheese melted on top, or bacon and mushrooms cooked in, and an egg fried your way on top—just some of the delightful possibilities. We prepare Belgian Waffles to order, and top them with your choice of fresh, hand-cut fruit, raisins (we soak them in vodka), cinnamon, icing sugar, and real whipped cream. If you spot something else on our menu that you'd like to see on your waffle, just ask; we'll try anything once! Every day we make soup, often with a Dutch twist; in winter, there's chili, too. We make sandwiches hot or cold, filling dependent on what's in our pantry; whatever the filling, the bread is made right here. And we make our own granola cereal, too. Have a hearty breakfast or lunch while you unwind at our picture-window tables, or bring your picnic lunch and grab dessert inside, then head out to where more tables await. Either way, enjoy our stunning ocean view.
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