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Ma Belle's Cafe

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44 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-466-1322
08:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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Hubley, Ns
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231 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ate here for the first time recently. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the food is outstanding and the service is very friendly. Not a whole lot of room inside, but there are about 10-12 tables. Would definitely recommend.

Thank scotiajim
Halifax, Canada
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460 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 624 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I went here for lunch. She had a pannini which she enjoyed. My fish cakes were excellent but VERY small. The accompanying salad was just okay.

Thank driftdiver1
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Share a pot of tea and some sandwiches/sweets with a friend, lover or relative. All will enjoy good food in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Thank Cheryl C
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Ma Belle's is a cozy cafe situated in a character heritage house which gives it a welcoming, homey feel. The meals are home cooked comforts and the service friendly. Good option for breakfast, brunch or lunch.

Thank CanadaUK
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356 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Looks like the restaurant was put into an old house with a lot of charm. The service was excellent and the food very good. The French toast was not overly sweet and the syrup was excellent. Eggs, toast and bacon made your way were also very good. Add two cups of coffee and your total bill is still under $19c.... More 

Thank CaptainBill1
Halifax, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We don't often eat in Dartmouth but were there for my daughter's sailing at 11 AM on a Saturday morning. We arrived at Ma Belle's at 10:04 AM. Looked at the menu and order the simplest item - Ma Belle's breakfast $ 5.99 for 2 eggs, sauage and toast. It looked fairly simple. The restaurant is cute - homey. We... More 

Thank rdiamond1
Port Hawkesbury
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

First time visit,my wife and I really enjoyed the experience.The atmosphere was very pleasant.We both enjoyed our omelett's.I had toast and jam with mine and it was excellent.My wife had the salad side and it was fresh and delicious....The waiting staff were wonderful and very accommodating.....We are regular visitor's to the city of Dartmouth and are happy to have found... More 

1 Thank curtism2015
Halifax, Canada
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109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Clean and pleasant with an option to eat outside. We chose a corner table (the door opens and shuts loudly), and were waited on promptly. My friend had a sandwich and tea, served in a hot teapot, and with a china cup and saucer. I had the special sweet potato soup which was delicious, and a tasty quiche with salad.The... More 

1 Thank NSfoodlover
Waverley, Canada
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329 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Met with a group of friends for lunch and I had the daily special .. a crust less Donair quiche .. delicious! The side salad was crispy fresh and delicious and so was the quiche (more like a small omelette). The sticky toffee pudding for dessert was to die for, and is large enough to split with a friend. Another... More 

1 Thank JeanYHZ
Dartmouth, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Small and intimate with great food and friendly, efficient service. Great for a mid-day meal or tea, coffee, and sweets. Everything is homemade on site and the attention to detail is found in every aspect of the food and service. The owners cook, work, and serve and make it comfortable and homey. An excellent spot for afternoon tea!

Thank Myrtle C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Canadian, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Dartmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 902-466-1322

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