I had intended this blog to be all about new recipes that we are trying but I cannot resist telling you all about The Dancing Goat Cafe and Bakery. So, here is my first restaurant review. We have visited The Dancing Goat before and had their freshly baked breads and delicious treats but this year they have really taken their food to a new level of awesome. I just had to share this wonderful place with all of you just in case you ever decide to visit Cape Breton and drive the Cabot Trail. They recently moved to a new location about 100 feet down the road and the new building is much bigger with many tables including outdoor seating. I ate at The Dancing Goat three times during our one week vacation. They must have thought I was loony since I thoroughly photographed everything we ate and the entire restaurant. I drew the line in the restroom but it was very nice as well.
Each time I was there it was very busy. The parking lot was always full and most of the tables were occupied. If you consider that the cafe is pretty much in the middle of the woods that is amazing. I was thrilled that they were having such success which means they will be around for many years for us to enjoy while on vacation. Maybe next year I can talk them into a tour of the kitchen since we found out that a family friend is one of the bakers there. She told us that she’s one of the “old goats” and that she loves working there.
We were served our food by the owner, Merv, and we asked him about why he named his place The Dancing Goat. He told us that he had an old cookbook that had the story of Kaldi who discovered the coffee plant by the way his goats were energized from eating the fruit. He thought it would be perfect for his cafe because they only serve fair trade fresh ground coffee.