The Rose and Kettle Tea Room

471 Poplar Drive, Cole Harbour 902-434-0222 /

Located in the original farmhouse at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum, the tea room uses fresh ingredients straight from the farm museum gardens wherever possible and sources local products to create its menu. A member of Taste of Nova Scotia, the tea room recreates the farmhouse kitchen of old with nostalgic sights and smells, and features recipes passed down through Cole Harbour’s kitchens. The kettle is always on.

Rose & Rooster Cafe

6502 Highway 207, Grand Desert 902-827-1042 /

Good - Local - Food. This is the place for a great breakfast, lunch or special weekend brunch near Lawrencetown Beach. Lattes, espresso, and other specialty coffees and teas are served in this friendly café, along with local craft beer and wine. Rose & Rooster sources local, seasonal ingredients and makes everything in house. A great place to stop when biking the beautiful The Great Trail or taking the scenic route past the beautiful beaches along Highway 207. Daily soups, sandwiches, Maritime favourites, and house-baked sweet treats will all tempt you.

La Cuisine de Brigitte

Highway 207, Grand Desert 902-827-3431/

One of the buildings on the grounds of the Acadian House Museum is this tea room, which offers so much more than tea and crumpets. Hearty, homestyle meals, including soups, chowders, and salads, all made from scratch, are available daily from April to December. the tea room also has an all-you-can-eat breakfast on the first Sunday of the month. 

Tin Roof Mercantile & Cafe

6321 Highway 7. Head of Chezzetcook 902 - 827 - 5313 / 

This cozy cafe features a made -from-scratch lunch menu that includes an array of homemade bread as well as daily specials like Acadian tortière and hodgepodge, depending on what ingredients are in season.

Dobbit Bakehouse

7896 Highway 7, Musquodoboit Harbour 902-889-2919 /

Artisan bakery offering breads, muffins, cookies, pastries, pies, cakes, and hot drinks made with nateral and certified organic ingredients. Inddor and outdoor seating. Free Wi-Fi. Open weekdays 7a.m. to 5p.m., Saturdays 8a.m. to 5p.m., and Sundays 9a.m. to 5p.m.

Uprooted Market & Café

7992 Highway 7, Musquodoboit Harbour 902-889-9189 /

Uprooted Market & Café is focused on improving the accessibility of locally grown and locally produced goods to residents and visitors to provide healthy, seasonal, and local food options

River Oaks Golf Club

3909 Highway 357, Meagher’s Grant Road, Meagher’s Grant 902-384-2033 /

The clubhouse is known for great homemade meals and snacks. Accommodations and licensed restaurant on-site.

Reid's Restaurant & Bakery

105 Elm Drive, Middle Musquodoboit 902-384-2424

This family-owned-and-operated restaurant offers hearty home-cooked meals in a casual setting. the aroma of fresh-baked bread, rolls, and sweet treats will tantalize your taste buds as you walk in the door. Dine-in or take-out. Open year-round. 

Salmon River Country Inn

9931 Highway 7, Head of Jeddore 902-889-2233 /

Full-service dining room offers a variety of Canadian and German cuisine, fresh local seafood, many gluten-free options available.

Cookhouse at Memory Lane Heritage Village

5435 Clam Harbour Road, Lake Charlotte 902-845-1937 / 877-287-0697 /

Cookhouse chow is served buffet style in the 60-seat replica of a 1940s cookhouse between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily. All food is prepared on-site and features baked beans, soup, homemade brown bread, gingerbread, cookies, coffee, tea, and lemonade.

Webber’s Store

11470 Highway 7, Lake Charlotte 902-845-2800 /

Convenience store, café (serving all-day breakfast), giftware, fishing gear, hardware, and much more. Drop by on your travels to the Eastern Shore to pick up all of your travel essentials.

Norse Cove Café, Supply, Camping and Recreation

15643 Highway 7, East Ship Harbour 902-430-4559 / / /

The perfect stop for coffee, homemade snacks and light homemade meals, convenience items, local artisanal offerings, campground bookings, and check-in. There is a small seating area (more in the summer) where you can relax, enjoy coffee, fresh food, and company or play a board game. You can’t miss the bright blue building, next to Highway 7.

The Henley House Pub & Restaurant

22478 Highway 7, Sheet Harbour 902-885-3335 /

Located in a 96-year-old former inn, the Henley House Pub & Restaurant is open for the season at the beginning of May. The pub features live music, local seafood, and a full-service bar. Opens at 12 p.m. Call ahead to make sure you don’t miss out on this Eastern Shore gem.

Fairwinds Motel & Restaurant

22522 Highway 7, Sheet Harbour 902-885-2502 /

Casual licensed dining with harbour view.

Il Porto Restaurant

22808 Highway, Sheet Harbour 902-885-3111 /

Enjoy homemade food in a casual atmosphere. Try their Lobster Roll, Seafood Chowder, Fresh Salads and Soups, Panini Sandwiches and Pastas, and delicious homemade desserts. 

The Riverside Dining Room at Liscombe Lodge Resort

2884 Highway 7, Liscomb Mills 902-779-2307 / 800-665-6343 /

Relaxed fine dining in the Riverside Dining Room, featuring fresh seafood, local produce, and Nova Scotia wines. Planked salmon is prepared the traditional way, slow-roasted outdoors.

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