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Mrs MacGregor's Shortbreads

) #7 of 24 Restaurants in Pictou €€ - €€€ British, ,
59 Water Street, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
+1 902-382-1878
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good18%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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British, Scottish, Canadian
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59 Water Street, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

This business sell wonderful buttery shortbread cookies. I have tried both plain and maple flavored cookies and loved them. They are all home made. The shop is located on the main street business area in Pictou and easy to find.

Thank 164beau
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Every time we are in Nova Scotia, we try to stop and buy some fresh shortbread from Mrs. MacGregor's shortbread shop. This time around we also decided to try the oat cakes. Both the oat cakes and the shortbread are really, really good. We even...More

Thank Weyes1
Reviewed 19 December 2016

while nationally famous for her short breads, the best cake I have ever eaten! I always thought a cake was a cake, but here they are a work of art! the best tasting possible

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We stop at Mrs. McGregor's whenever we are near Pictou when traveling all the way from Indiana. We make regular excursions to Nova Scotia and have added this place on our list of must see towns and must visit food establishments. Their small, delicate, and...More

Thank Weyes1
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The shortbread cookies are as wonderful as those your grandmother used to make! Fresh and buttery - you can buy a bag of traditional cookies or be adventurous and try a flavour twist like Skor or Maple. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Mrs. MacGregor's Shortbreads was our first stop in Pictou. I had it on my list, how can you resist shortbread? We left with a supply for ourselves and for gifts plus a wonderful time conversing with the gentleman in the shop. He was willing to...More

Thank Liz C
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We stopped here because of the ratings and the advertisements we saw everywhere. The shortbread is good. I bought plain and maple, I have not tried the maple yet. We traveled here mid-September, be warned the "season" in Nova Scotia is only thru the first...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Lots of folks rely on Trip Advisor to have up to date info but in Pictou that is not the caee. If you are going to Mary's then closed Sun and Mon then just a few other hours.

Thank Al M
Reviewed 14 September 2016

What a delightful place to stop for a cup of tea and a shortbread biscuit! We had walked into Pictou from the B&B and were gasping for a cup of tea so were really pleased to find this tea room where the tea is served...More

Thank bridget1000
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Shortbread is perhaps the Scots greatest contribution to international cuisine. The shortbread here is homemade and fresh, and the maple shortbread combines the best of the old world and the new.

Thank Connie E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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British, Scottish, Canadian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
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Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 Water Street, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Pictou
  • Phone Number: +1 902-382-1878
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Our shop is headquarters for our fine line of Scottish shortbreads, named one of the best in Canada by Canadian Living Magazine. We also retail other local Nova Scotia culinary products. We serve coffee and tea, and array of yummy treats and shivery bits including our signature dessert Sticky Toffee Pudding!!
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