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Shining Waters Bakery

Cafe, Canadian
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11497 Main St, Mabou, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-945-2944
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is the place to be for breakfast; don't take the country out of country... quaint.. pleasant.. great for early risers... everything is fresh.. along with the smells of baking bread... however.. there is a variety of baked goods... so save your pennies its a great stop and shop as well as one of the best places to have breakfast... More 

Thank 640christenal
Rhinebeck, New York
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114 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Prompt service with a smile. In house made bread was awesome. Took cookies for an afternoon snack and wished we had bought more!. Eggs were perfectly cooked. Loved the blackboard message "Start every day with a grateful heart and a cup of coffee." Outdoor seating available. Appeared to be a place visited by locals. This one is a "keeper" for... More 

Thank LP1247
Nova Scotia
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161 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place seemed to be popular with locals and puts out a good breakfast on your choice of wonderful home made breads. We each had two fried eggs and bacon. These were properly cooked and the toast was wonderful. The coffee was decent. Like most of the restaurants we visited during Celtic Colours this was about to close and I... More 

Thank maryann-ns
St. Catharines, Canada
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Just stopped for lunch, had a terrific club (as in the photo above) on home-made porridge bread (not in the photo above). Simple food, done well, at a reasonable cost, served quickly and efficiently. Hard to beat.

Thank Daniel S
Storrs, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I as just started to drive the Cabot Trail when I noticed a number of cars parked and I spotted the Shing Waters Eatery. I decided to give i try. I got the Caveman; two eggs, bacon, hash browns and homemade bread. I think the bread was buttered with something like Irish butter because it was wonderfully salty and complimented... More 

1 Thank fried2
Wilton, Connecticut
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We stopped here for breakfast after leaving Inverness and would suggest this over any breakfast spot in Inverness. Friendly staff. The bacon is lean and tasty as can be. Also, the bread is home made and so thick it could be made into a meal by itself. Coffee deserves to be a notch better but that is the only reason... More 

1 Thank junkanoo7
Halifax, Canada
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This restaurant is just open for breakfast and lunch, so keep that in mind. It doesn't have an extensive menu, but for breakfast and lunch, you will find enough to satisfy. We had the homemade soup of the day (hamburger) with a homemade biscuit. It was delicious.

Thank teddifax1957
Kentville, Canada
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

This place is stellar! My work group of 7 needed breakfast before spending a long day in the field. So, so glad we came here! The service was super fast and so friendly! The coffee was excellent and the breakfast - well, it was actually perfect and we'll priced (see the picture!). Amazing home fried hashbrowns, perfectly crispy bacon, and... More 

Thank Penny C
Judique, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Very good food,reasonable priced,cozy down home feel.Nice large sheltered deck on east side.A must for any tourists in the area.A favourite of the locals.

Thank MildredDeblois
Central Florida, Florida
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105 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Needed a quick bite so I stopped here with my brother. We ordered grilled cheese and a BLT and one coke. The total was just over $20 (without tip) and I thought that was bit steep but when I got my sandwich I could see it was money well spent. My BLT was enormous and the bread was nice and... More 

Thank Chellee T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11497 Main St, Mabou, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Mabou
  • Phone Number: +1 902-945-2944
This looks like a local favourite which has had a rcent makeover, the owner was young and friendly and the interior laidback but contemporary. We stopped for a coffee on the way through the town and were surprised by the atmosphere and quality food.

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