L’abri café, restaurant et bar
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
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.
Absolutely incredible! Beautiful spaces and delicious dishes. The best restaurant in Cape Breton.
Great Restaurant! A little mix up with our reservation but they more then made up for up, will be back!
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.
Food very tasty. Good size portions. Accommodating with change of table request.
A lovely meal, scenic location and great decor.
Great location. Amazing atmosphere. Excellent food and service.
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.
Excellent, went for our 25th wedding anniversary and they made us feel very special.
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!
Very much enjoyed our meal. Our waitress was awesome. Every table has a good view of the water.
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....
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!
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!
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 :)
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!
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.
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.
The food was delicious. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Overall, this is a lovely place to eat and I would definitely recommend it.
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!
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👍
Our experience at L'abri was fantastic. Great food, quiet and we watched the boats coming in while we ate and drank.
Delicious food, amazing service!
Always such a great evening out at l'Abri! See you again:)
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.
The best spot on Cape Breton Island! The staff is very welcoming, the food is amazing and the atmosphere and decor is divine.
Amazing service and food! We will definitely be returning!
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.
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!
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!
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.
Lovely atmosphere, delicious food, great service. Would recommend and look forward to going again.
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.
Food was excellent, great service, loved the music and atmosphere! Will definitely be returning :)
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.