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Coal Miner Cafe

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Canadian, Cafe
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Central Avenue, Inverness, Nova Scotia B0E 1N0, Canada
+1 902-258-3413
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Merchantville, New Jersey
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

good food reasonable price friendly waitress fast service easy parking clean bath rooms very convient heading to the cabot trail

Thank joevogdes1
Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm going to be honest I wasn't thinking this place would be any good but it ended being amazing. We did the Cabot trail off season and found out that almost everything was closed. This place was one of the only ones open and it ended up being worth it. I got the fish and chips and the fish was... More 

Thank AlexS174
Oakville, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dropped into this place because there was not much else open. Looked pretty beat up from both the outside and the inside, but we had the best fish and chips ever and the service was great too.

Thank Mcalpin50
Toronto, Canada
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663 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Kind of an average place in terms of food, but it is kind of fun because they take the coal mining theme and run with it, with mining themed murals and the like. By chance they were watching the Discovery Network on tv, and there was even a show on about gold mining.

Thank FirstCircle
Nova Scotia, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 December 2016

If you are looking for a big breakfast to start your day then the Coleminers Cafe is the place to stop. Piping hot, and large portions are great. Pricing is also very reasonable. Family friendly atmosphere.

Thank rosannew926
Sydney, Canada
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I have been here a couple of times in the past year and I DO find the food to be good and prices reasonable. The interior of the restaurant really needs some attention though. The toilet in washroom was practically falling over, the floors and walls are looking pretty beaten & battered. Some TLC are in order!

Thank chronicbon
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We dined here twice during our stay in Inverness, and both times had the pleasure of being served by Pam. Engaging, interesting and efficient, she complemented the hearty pub fare that we enjoyed. Portions were generous. A small salad could have fed three, and the triple layer club sandwich with its accompanying mountain of hot, crisp fries required a doggy... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We went there midweek for an early am breakfast . Basic choices done well with substantial portions at a very reasonable price . Friendly folks serving and , of course , friendly locals having their daily discussions nearby . Eggs , French toast and yummy potatoes all done just fine and the prices are hard to beat . Lots of... More 

Thank CBM57
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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312 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 515 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Coal Miner Cafe has a very pleasant ambience with a combination of Boston sports teams memorabilia and a series of coal mining silhouettes that ring the upper part of the walls. Service is friendly as are the locals. Prices are very reasonable. The breakfast quesadilla is good and filling as is the breakfast sandwich. Only drawback is the fact... More 

Thank maritimeexplorer
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267 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

charming, old fashioned with plentiful breakfast offerings. Great photos of this previous coal mining town.

Thank Mary Frances S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Canadian, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Central Avenue, Inverness, Nova Scotia B0E 1N0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +1 902-258-3413

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