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Ma Belle's Cafe

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44 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 1B9, Canada
+1 902-466-1322
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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Dartmouth, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not our first time here but I am quite sure it will probably be the last. While the food is OK (not spectacular but OK) the service has almost always been painfully slow...especially for a restaurant with a very limited number of tables. Also, this was not the first time that we have been told they ran out of something...today... More 

Thank Donald K
Halifax Region, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Incredibly bad..I used to like this place but.... 1. Very slow service ( several others table to were seated after us were served and left before us 2. Food served was luke warm 3. Worse of all ...when respectfully shared with owner (?) manager ... no regrets expressed ( everyone has a bad day as I suggested and ok to... More 

Thank pwl101
eastern passage n.s.
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

quaint little place daily special as I was unsure what I wanted salad crustless quiche large portions good size pots of Tetley tea and sticky toffee pudding so good best meal I had in a restaurant in months will be going back for sure

Thank karen s
Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Very friendly servers and great food! So many gluten free options, almost anything on the menu can be made gluten free - sandwiches, panini, scones, etc. Nice atmosphere, cozy and laid back.

Thank Kelly N
Dartmouth, Canada
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Small place down town Dartmouth, food very fresh and delicious. Have been there a few times and the service is great and always consistently good. Will be going back soon to try out Lunch!!!

Thank kayleighgirl
Hubley, Ns
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232 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

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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476 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 643 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

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
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
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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360 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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 B2Y 1B9, 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?