Making our way around the coast from Halifax, following the lighthouse route to Lunenburg, we stopped off at Peggy’s Cove to take in the sights and enjoyed some homemade ice cream cones before we lunched at the Biscuit Eater in Mahone Bay. The Biscuit eater happens to be one of the oldest buildings in Mahone Bay (circa 1775) and is architecturally unique.
Once again the recommendation from our wonderful Irish host at the Pebble B&B in Halifax held up. The gorgeous little cafe found back off the main road did not fail to delight. We arrived shortly after another small group of people, with tummies rumbling, all of us hoping for a late lunch. The Biscuit Eater who had actually stopped serving lunches still did their very best to accommodate us and despite our late arrival time were able to offer most of the menu to us. Their menu contains a wonderful selection of food with plenty of suitable options for vegetarians, vegans and those with special dietary requirements such as gluten free. The Biscuit Eater also get my approval for their efforts on sourcing local and seasonal produce and where possible organic.
As the sun was shining we chose to sit in the rear garden and be serenaded to by the local garden birds. My husband chose to have the sliced pork sandwich which was certainly fit for a MAN. It came stacked with aubergine, tomato and lettuce all squeezed between two thick pieces of Ciabatta. I opted for the homemade organic spinach and mozzarella quiche was quite delicious, all served with organic iced coffees. The staff being friendly, as is the Canadian way, engaged in casual conversation with us and learned that we were visiting the province for our honeymoon, and so it was here that we enjoyed our first and only honeymoon freebie, their signature carrot cake! The generous portion which we shared between us was light, moist and stuffed with carroty goodness centered and topped with just the right amount of delicious sweet creamy frosting.
So, if you ever find yourself in the stunningly beautiful Mahone Bay of Nova Scotia be sure to drop in. You can find their website here where I also learned that they host community art events such as such as film screenings, music performances, literary readings and exhibits.