L’abri café, restaurant et bar

4.7
34 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Canadian
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 34 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Paul
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Overall we found it disappointing. When we arrived we were not acknowledged and stood awkwardly by waiting. We were then approached and asked "do we have a reservation?"(which we did) and then were led to an inside table despite asking for outside seating in our reservation. We were immediately accommodated to outside. Our waitress was excellent, welcoming and prompt. We ordered the fried haddock and were disappointed in was not pan fried but rather a battered haddock which we thought we were avoiding. The boiled potatoes were mushy and overcooked and presented with a mix of green veggies. As a result we passed on desert as we were far from overwhelmed by this experience.

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MattC
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely incredible! Beautiful spaces and delicious dishes. The best restaurant in Cape Breton.

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ErinD
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Restaurant! A little mix up with our reservation but they more then made up for up, will be back!

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Lorena
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Les mets sont délicieux, mêmes les enfants adorent. La salade mixte était un peu décevante, mais les moules, le haddock et la trempette de crabes, crevettes et fromage étaient délicieux. Très mignon comme endroit et excellent service. Le cheese cake était une fête pour le goût. Probablement un des meilleurs jamais goûté.

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BonnieM
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food very tasty. Good size portions. Accommodating with change of table request.

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

A lovely meal, scenic location and great decor.

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ScottM
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location. Amazing atmosphere. Excellent food and service.

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MarleeN
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fantastic drinks - a couple of ginger beers and a couple of le nordets - and a good meal (crab dip and fricot and a couple of lobster rolls with the best bread and butter) finished off with a great dessert of basque cheesecake to share as a family.

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GastonL
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, went for our 25th wedding anniversary and they made us feel very special.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a find! L’abri is an elevated gastro bistro in the heart of Cheticamp. A beautiful property on the water with rustic farmhouse decor, offering relaxed indoor and outdoor dining on the ocean. The service is fantastic and the Chef has great chops, creating every dish with a twist that takes it to the next level. Incredible value for the dishes they offer. A MUST visit if you’re in the area!

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KathyM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very much enjoyed our meal. Our waitress was awesome. Every table has a good view of the water.

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vipalexb
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Popped in for dinner with my wife and daughters, food was really good!!! We ordered mussels, Mac and cheese with lobster, Caesar with chicken and the tenderloin with lobster!!!!
No complaints and everyone enjoyed the meal!! Will be back for sure....

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Dale
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful time and there was a fantastic ambience. Definitely the food highlight of our trip around the Cabot Trail! The restaurant was recommended to us by our adult son and we were not disappointed.

Thank you - we'll be back!

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DennisR
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My son and I were only down for the weekend and were glad to have a reservation. We had a very nice meal...both really enjoyed it. Will be back on our next trip to Cheticamp!

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TaTaCove123
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Fine dining prices for mediocre food. Great ambience, hit and miss with the appetizers and entrees. Amazing cocktails. A bit of attitude from the staff. Still probably the best option in Cheticamp :)

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NirajN
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food made with amazing ingredients! As well their gluten-free options are helpful and tasty for those with intolerance or celiac. The steak was beautifully cooked and melted in my mouth! The cocktail menu was superb and had options for everyone! This restaurant is a true gem in Cheticamp and a must eat if travelling the Cabot Trail!

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AnnabelleS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my first visit. My meal was very good and the waitress was very nice. When I told her I was from Quebec, she started to speak to me in French. I recommend this charming restaurant.

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vipAnthonyW
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

1) There is a reservation option for Patio but they won't honor it when you show up.

2) Extremely skimpy when it comes to portions. I ordered a steak+lobster and it was a splash of potatoes with one tiny piece of lobster.

3) Waiter was short and rude, it felt like we're inconveniencing them.

Overall, find another place to dine in! Don't waste your money here. You will overspend and leave hungry.

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CatherineM
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Overall, this is a lovely place to eat and I would definitely recommend it.

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Jennifer
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and excellent customer service. The food was excellent, and there was a healthy selection of drink options. I would definitely dine here again!

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KarenM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had the seafood 🦞 which was delicious. We enjoyed its lighter broth, not creamy but lots and lots of fish and seafood. Delicious. Also tried the new fish tacos and enjoyed the new recipe very much. We definitely go back👍

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JannaM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience at L'abri was fantastic. Great food, quiet and we watched the boats coming in while we ate and drank.

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Paige
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, amazing service!

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NoellaL
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Always such a great evening out at l'Abri! See you again:)

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Ally
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for a girl's night out and had the loveliest time. Excellent atmosphere and warm staff. I felt cozy and fancy all at once, as if I was eating at the home of an eccentric friend with great taste.

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RachelleA
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best spot on Cape Breton Island! The staff is very welcoming, the food is amazing and the atmosphere and decor is divine.

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CCameron
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and food! We will definitely be returning!

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PaulineL
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have eaten three times since L’abri has reopened. We have had a majority of the menu items, between ourselves and the other guests we went with. All of them have been excellent. We look forward to trying the rest.

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AmandaW
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect!! Our server, Blaine was wonderful and helpful!
Food was amazing and just the right portion size! We didn’t leave hungry but we also didn’t feel so stupidly full it hurt!

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Charlotte
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The seasonal salad was full of interesting flavours including salted dried blueberries and snippets of herbs. The chicken and fish fry dishes were both scrumptious! The decor is quirky in a pleasant way. The only problem is that the room we were in, the one with water views, was cold, and we had to keep our jackets on. We'll definitely be back!

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PaulineL
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A must dining experience. We have been twice since L’abri reopened this season and everything has been delicious. We look forward to trying more on their menu.

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Christiane
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, delicious food, great service. Would recommend and look forward to going again.

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Macandpt
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service and ambience is a awesome change for this little town. It’s really nice to go and have a delicious meal and a classy feel to it.

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SashaM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, great service, loved the music and atmosphere! Will definitely be returning :)

FAQs

L’abri café, restaurant et bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (902) 224-3888.

L’abri café, restaurant et bar is rated 4.7 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.