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L’abri café, restaurant et bar, Cheticamp, NS

L’abri café, restaurant et bar

4.5
4.5
447 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Canadian, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (902) 224-3888
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Basil Doucet
  • Neighbourhood
    Margaree
  • Parking Details
    Parking Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 447 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Great for scenic views

  • Nova Scotia

    Great for scenic views

447 Reviews
  1. Aimee

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    In Cape Breton for the weekend, L’abri was 1 minute away from our airbnb and after reading reviews knew we had to stop by and it did not disappoint. Will come again.

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  2. Emelie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such a great meal and the ambiance transports you somewhere else. Highly recommend! Food, service and venue were amazing.

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  3. ChristineL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were outstanding. We really enjoyed our dining experience and would return when in the area.

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  4. Sadie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So amazing! Went there both nights on our stay in Cape Breton. By far the best place to go in Cheticamp.

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  5. CaitlinB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this! Beautiful inside and everything we ordered was excellent.

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  6. SusanF

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice little hidden gem on the trail. Food was awesome! Highly recommend

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  7. TDRH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was very good. Our guests found it was a little pricey for the amount, especially the desserts. The music could be just a little bit lower as our senior guests, at times, had a difficult time hearing our conversation.

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  8. Tigger2003

    Greater Boston

    166 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    166 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Ya, not so sure about this. Menu was very minimalistic and had no local flair. Service was mediocre.

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  9. Juan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The burger I has tasted funny. My wife Chicken tikka was good but small portion.

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  10. MelissaC

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our experience at L’abri café. This is our first time visiting the Cabot Trail and won’t be our last. We will for sure come back to this gem of a restaurant! The food was great as well as the service.

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  11. MicheleR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was tasty and the service was prompt. A little pricey for what you got.

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  12. MichaelC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Very friendly staff. Great music. Very accommodating many for those with dietary restrictions. Best place to eat near Cheticamp!

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  13. JohnC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Small thoughtful menu that changes often. Well prepared and delicious food. Very imaginative use of flavours and ingredients. Our only complaint was that service to our table was slow. Other who arrived later were served and gone before us.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Very nice atmosphere and service. Food was tasty. Disappointed with the lobster roll - while delicious, the serving size was much smaller than expected for almost $40. We always dine here when in Chéticamp and will continue to. But we won’t be getting the lobster roll again!

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  15. JudyM

    Key West

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Beautiful view of the water. Menu changes seasonally. Great atmosphere. Don’t forget to make reservations on Open Table.

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  16. Courtney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great place to grab a bite to eat! Especially since the area doesn’t have anything that is this level. I would recommend to reserve a spot here for dinner. My only suggestion with the burger is to add a more special sauce it was good but dry and needed a little something more.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food and wonderful staff. Loved the decor and ambiance.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Ambience and service was way above average in general and especially for the area. Food could have been better….really wanted to love it….but for value I’m not sure it’s there. Again so limited on the area.

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  19. DianeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful dining room view, excellent service, wonderful meal!

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  20. davidb

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    nice atmosphere but food not up to par .steak only 1/2 in thick and not too tender

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  21. HazD

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    overall4food4service1ambience5
    Nice place to eat but busy so best yo book a racked. Lively ambience and food was good. Our only problem was our server who appeared not to want to serve us. Drinks order initially incorrect and took a long time and a request to rectify, again when yhe food arrived we asked for salt but still waiting for that! All of the other staff were great and hard working and would definitely recommend.

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  22. BrieNicole

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My partner and I stumbled upon L'abri and what a gem of a find. Highly recommend making a reservation. Perfectly situated along the Cabot trail. If you are looking to get Oysters or Mussels, make sure to eat there earlier in the day as they do run out. Thankfully our server informed us right away.

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  23. GilleC

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Quinoa bowl would look better/ more appetizing if junks were cut smaller and incorporated into the food instead of on the side…

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  24. GabrielleR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend . Great food and service… the ambiance and decor was perfect..

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  25. Faisal

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We so glad we stopped here. Such a gem in an already gorgeous location.

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  26. BarbaraH

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting. Attentive staff. The bread baked on Site was out of this world. Something for everyone. Items well labeled for GF, veg, vegan and dairy free.

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  27. Virg

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wonderful experience overall so we went back again.

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  28. NoahM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Was absolutely wonderful food was great atmosphere was amazing and service was top notch

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  29. RobertH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food. Not only was the Fish great, so was the Chicken Tikka!

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  30. TimA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic meal and were truly catered to…. Thanks for being part of a great vacation!

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  31. AnthonyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent meal. We had a very enjoyable evening and both particularly liked the broccolini starter.

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  32. MarshaW

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! We had the homemade sourdough bread, chowder and mussels to start. I had the lobster roll and my husband had the steak frites as our mains. Ended with the Basque cheesecake. Everything was stellar. Ambiance is quite lovely....service was phenomenal....honestly - an amazing experience overall. I would absolutely return and recommend. Mike and Marsha - Port Colborne, ON

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  33. NICKS

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    When we made our reservations in August the menu and advertisements indicated French cuisine. When we dined there in mid September there wasn’t a French dish offered. It was just Pub food - fair but disappointing.

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  34. PeterS

    Isles of Scilly

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Drove past as the signage was not clear. We booked and had a nice view of the estuary. Food was good and tasty and fresh. Strange to serve lobster/crab in a bun, also with tomato ketchup, would have preferred mayonnaise, however used my wife’s tartare sauce which worked well.

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  35. CalvinC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely ambience paired with local foods and drinks. Service was attentive and pleasant. Would recommend this place

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  36. BobH

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The chef that was cooking when my wife and I ate there obviously knew his heat. I had the seafood chowder in a broth base, and it was delicious and had a barely noticable hotness to it. For my main dish I got the chicken tikka masala. For a non-Indian restaurant it was very, very good. It had some good curry flavor and a significant amount of heat. I'm used to spicy Indian, Chinese and Mexican food, and for my tastes the hotness was just at the edge of being too hot, but not over that edge. The level of heat might be too much for someone not used to it, so the serving staff should ask the desired level of hotness desired, as many Chinese and Indian restaurants do. My wife had a different experience though. She had the crab-lobster roll which was superb, but it came with broccolini which, we found out, was done al dente. But she could not cut it with the regular dinner knife, making it inedible for a normal person. It was also drizzled with a hot sauce which for her was too hot. The restaurant tried to make it right but the replacement broccolini (without hot sauce) was even less cooked than the first dish, making it also inedible. They did comp us a superb creme brulee though, helping to assuage for the broccolini disaster.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Tables très rapprochées, musique trop forte, globalement décevant.

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  38. PeggyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the quinoa bowl. It was so tasty. Real hard to find good healthy food when you are travelling that are gf & df. I wish I had the recipe. I would like to recreate it. We also had the broccolini. Excellent. Thank you for making my stomach happy!!😋

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  39. Daniel

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ce n’est pas par hasard que nous y avons mangé 2 jours consécutifs !!! Et si j’avais passé 5 jours à Cheticamp, j’y aurais probablement mangé 5 jours consécutifs…. Chapeau aux propriétaires étau personnel chaleureux !!!

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  40. dentalhygienistretired

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    L'abri more than lived up to the hype. It was so wonderful to spend our last night in Cheticamp enjoying unexpected fine dining. Our server was attentive, the dishes arrived in a timely manner and our meal was great, start to finish. The seafood chowder was a meal itself...hearty and flavorful. We both had the lobster and crab roll and it was prepared simply and well. Save room for dessert as the cheesecake was fantastic! Our bartender from Lunenburg was so personable and gave us great restaurant recommendations for our next leg of vacation in her hometown. Highly recommend L'abri!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • Staff is vaccinated

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 4.5 stars by 447 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for L’abri café, restaurant et bar

15559 Cabot Trail, Cheticamp, NS B0E 1H0

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Margaree
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Canadian, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Parking Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Basil Doucet
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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