Gourmet, the Mahone Bay Way




Bring your appetite for this day of fabulous food and drink! The morning just has to start with a coffee and a pastry at The Barn — a converted, yes, barn with an urbane, eclectic, and cozy atmosphere. Brunch, lunch and supper are now being served at the cozy Circa 1860 + Public House.


One of our more unique produce offerings, the locally grown haskap berry, is in full production at Haskapa, where you can pick up some of the most mouth-watering, antioxidant-filled jams and juices you’ve ever had.


Of course, you’ll want at some point (or several points!) a high-quality, home-made ice cream from Get the Scoop. The varieties are diverse, ingenious, and ever-changing (and if you have a freezer, they sell by the pint, too)! Fresh fudge and local chocolates are on sale, too.


After all that ice-cream, you’ll probably need a bowl of soup and a biscuit, so make your way to the book-filled Biscuit Eater Café and enjoy the ambiance of Mahone Bay's oldest house that continues to be a popular meeting place.


If you want to bring a slice of Mahone Bay home with you, stock up on gourmet gifts or enjoy a creatively named sandwich at Joanne’s Deli around the corner.


The options for dinner are numerous! Oh My Cod, La Vista Dining Room (at the Oak Island Resort and Conference Centre) or Rebecca's Restaurant will fill your empty stomach with locally prepared goodness. Both Saltbox Brewery and Rebecca's often feature live music and an ever-changing menu so check their Facebook pages (Rebecca's FBOak Island Resort FB; Saltbox Brewery FB) and websites for details. 


If you want to unwind with a pint in your hand, pull up to a picnic table at the Saltbox Brewery and order an award-winning beer (there's often a food truck parked here in the summer if you get hungry again!) or "wing it" at the Mug and Anchor Pub with a wide selection of beers on tap.