We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Biscuit Eater Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
16 Orchard Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0, Canada
+1 902-624-2665
09:00 - 16:00
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

252 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 249: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

New owners are doing a great job! Nice and simple menu, but super yummy. Normally you order at the counter and then go sit down, but since I was on crutches they came to the table.

Thank AJ M
Level Contributor
147 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even in mid-winter (February), this place is warm, cozy and delightful, and serves delicious food. On a side street and some parking available. They have wifi and delicious soups and lunch offerings.

Thank Travellinghawk777
Mahone Bay, Canada
Level Contributor
32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

New owners and a different menu and good service and good food. The new people have concentrated on making the food interesting and good and the ambiance friendly and it is all working. A number of sandwiches all on a lovely large biscuit, chilli and soup and one special at lunch. Also noted a breakfast biscuit which sounded good. A... More 

Thank carole c
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This lovely "nest", off the main drag in Mahone Bay, has recently changed hands. Past uncertainty about ownership and "niche" seems, with the arrival of the new team, at last to have settled! Cozy, peaceful environment is enhanced by the cheerful, friendly owners, relatives and staff - who know how to drive the espresso machine! The fresh made scones are... More 

Thank robert l
Level Contributor
46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Wow, did I say Wow yet? Was introduc3d to this quaint gem by a friend today. I was wowed with the homey quaint feeling the minute we entered the door....like walking into an old friends house with the aroma of delicious home cooked food and the biscuits! Oh the biscuits!! I can see a habit forming here....

Thank jamessherryk
biscuiteatercafe, Owner at The Biscuit Eater Cafe, responded to this review

Wow is right, thank you for this wonderful review it means so very much to us and completely made our day! Our hope is to make sure everyone who comes in the door feels welcome and like they are visiting dear friends who care about good food (and biscuits of course!). Please do make a habit of visiting, we can't... More 

Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

What an amazing place ! The is a beautiful old house with old furniture that makes the place cozy and interesting. They also have a lot of book. About the food... OMG this was sooo good. I took a corn chowder and a biscuit and i really wish i could eat this again right now.

Thank Valerie D
biscuiteatercafe, Owner at The Biscuit Eater Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us Valerie, we hope you come back to visit again soon! More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Well, to elaborate on the title, my girlfriend and I went in today for the first time since the new ownership took over. We weren't 100% sure what to expect, but we ordered 2 soy lattes and they were very good. Before leaving, I wanted to check what kind of vegan options they had or intended to have on a... More 

1 Thank JonVeg2012
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We ate at this place quaint little place we ordered the corn chowder but did take away. Was not impressed very pricey for below size amount. Would definitely not go again.

Thank margaretanne63
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

It is still a pleasant and comfortable place to go, but .... We have been going to the biscuit eater for at least four years. The atmosphere, at its best was informal, welcoming and importantly... inclusive. It seems increasingly to be operating on a business plan that requires higher and higher cover values. The option to spend a couple of... More 

Thank Mark P
Hubley, Ns
Level Contributor
232 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Had lunch here today with my wife. Everything we had was delicious and we left feeling quite full. The croissant sandwich was particularly good! Would definitely recommend.

Thank scotiajim

Travellers who viewed The Biscuit Eater Cafe also viewed

Mahone Bay, Southwest Nova Scotia
Mahone Bay, Southwest Nova Scotia
Mahone Bay, Southwest Nova Scotia
Mahone Bay, Southwest Nova Scotia
Mahone Bay, Southwest Nova Scotia
Lunenburg, Southwest Nova Scotia

Been to The Biscuit Eater Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, International, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
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
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!

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Biscuit Eater Cafe and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from The Biscuit Eater Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?