About Us

The Biscuit Eater is a welcoming community cafe and bookstore serving homemade, handmade goodness (and biscuits!) year round in one of Mahone Bay's oldest buildings. Built in 1775 our building has been part of this historic town for over 200 years and now a new generation is putting their love and hard work into what is surely the coziest cafe in Nova Scotia. Come visit for yourself to find out why TripAdvisor thinks we are one of the top three restaurants in Mahone Bay! 

Fresh baked biscuits, comfort food made with locally sourced seasonal ingredients, stacks of baked treats, delicious soups, fresh salads, and daily specials are all made with care in our kitchen. Take a seat by the hearth in a cozy chair, have lunch in the library, find a good book, grab a locally roasted coffee, visit with old friends or make new ones in the common room - here the warmth of community is alive, well, and waiting to welcome you. We are accessible, family friendly, inclusive and open to all our visitors from our oldest customer (98!) to our biscuit babies. 

We delight in helping you make memories and our venue is available for birthdays, weddings, private events, workshops and retreats. Please contact us to plan your event! 

In addition to our local foods & handmade goods we are also busy bees working to pollinate local businesses and industry with events, pop up markets, trunk shows, and product launches. Be sure to check out our events calendar and follow us to find out what we're working on next


The Biscuit Eater Family 

In November 2016 Jessika & Chris + their two children Ila and Sela became the new operators of The Biscuit Eater Cafe & Books. Jessika is a community organizer and award winning entrepreneur who has worked with creative businesses and companies globally since 2010 as the founder of Oh My! Handmade Goodness, Maritime Makers, and co-organizer of the Etsy Made in Canada market in Nova Scotia. Jessika is well known locally and globally for her work with the maker movement and creative economy, now this little family is also known for it's biscuits and warm welcome!