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The Kiwi Cafe

19 Pleasant St, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
+1 902-275-1492
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“lobster roll” (17 reviews)
“brie” (8 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 5:00 pmAll hours
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
19 Pleasant St, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best spot in Chester on a very rainy day in Nova Scotia. Really busy cafe but lots of staff and good service. Food very good well priced and quickly served. Can’t fault them at all thoroughly recommended.

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 19 December 2017

The veggie burger was the best one i've had in a very long time. Waitress was prompt and engaging...... she recommended the burger, and she was spot on. Also had the best London Fog, ever! Just a quaint spot to dine, with friendly folks!

Thank mickeeAlberta
Reviewed 7 December 2017

We'd promised ourselves a stop at the Kiwi Cafe and were very pleased with the opportunity. Great portions. Tasty. Healthy. Reasonably priced. This is a bustling spot it seems. The servers are well prepped and the surrounding are comfortable and clean as one should expect.

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Not a local but popped in out of season for a takeaway coffee. No 'engagement' for at least five minutes. Stood there feeling awkward feet away from the barista, A server had time to fuss over a customer's dog. Wandered round feeling like a spare...More

1  Thank Paul L
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on a family vacation. The service wasn’t great and the menu was limited but we also went in the off season so that may be why. The food was simple- nothing to write home about. Cute location with lots of character though

1  Thank Valerie R
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Four of us stopped here for breakfast: eggs over with toast, pancakes and french toast. All were delicious. Coffee was praised for being so good; I enjoyed my tea with lemon. Staff were busy but very friendly. It appears this is a local hang-out and...More

Thank Ann622
kiwicafe1492, Owner at The Kiwi Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Thanks so much, we appreciate your review.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

The Restaurant is welcoming and the food is delicious. It is a hub of village life. Everyone is so friendly and it's a great place to hang out , to meet local friends and to seek advice on local sightseeing. We had brunch twice and...More

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kiwicafe1492, Owner at The Kiwi Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thanks for your kind words, we really appreciate your support.

Reviewed 8 October 2017

We moved to Nova Scotia a year ago and in Chester discovered the Kiwi Cafe. If we want good food served by friendly, good-humored people, we go to the "Kiwi"--probably two or three times a week. If you are looking for high-end, fine dining, this...More

Thank tplum
kiwicafe1492, Owner at The Kiwi Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thanks for your kind review, we think we have the nicest customers around!

Reviewed 1 October 2017

This was a delightful (and colorful) place for lunch, very good bakery and fine coffee. Chester is a nice little fishing village not far from Lunenburg and Peggy's Cove (and far less crowded with tourists), with a number of shops along with the scenic harbor....More

Thank Pat P
Reviewed 27 September 2017

If you want to find anyone while visiting the quaint seaside hamlet of Chester, just hang out at the Kiwi Cafe and they'll likely show up at some point for the great coffee or the great company, not to mention the yummy baked goods and...More

Thank WhositOttawa_Canada
kiwicafe1492, Owner at The Kiwi Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed the cafe and Chester too.

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Questions & Answers
20 April 2015|
Response from kiwicafe1492 | Property representative |
Yes Brian, we have many gluten free options, a couple of gf bread choices for you, always brownies and a couple of different cookies or macaroons. Our soups are usually gluten free , but check with your server as a couple we... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 12
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Pleasant St, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 902-275-1492
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