"Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart."
There's so much to see and celebrate here in the Municipality of Chester and that includes ALL many places to discover delicious desserts, indulge in ice cream and savour the sweet creations made all year long!
While almost all of the exceptional places to eat include a dessert menu, what follows are those places who specialize in the confections your craving - from pies to puddings, cakes to cookies, sundaes to squares, and on and delightfully on!
As offerings and hours of service vary by restaurant - please click on the respective links for more information on each scrumptious spot.
BLACK HARBOUR CREAMERY - Fox Point/Hubbards
Ever tried Deep Fried Ice Cream?! Well, we have and it’s AMAZING!!! New on the Municipality of Chester’s sweet scene for the Summer of 2020 – Black Harbour Creamery - offering a totally yummy menu from deep fried to tried and true ice cream, plus refreshing shaved ice in a bunch of fun flavours, hot fudge sundaes and MORE. For the full scoop visit their website here.
CHESTER'S CAFE - The Village of Chester
From fresh croissants and cakes to cinnamon buns and squares – all created and curated locally. There’s a wonderfully delicious selection of specialty coffees and teas too, and when it comes to atmosphere Chester’s is ideal for everyone – comfy chairs and tables, a double sided counter with stools, soft sofas by the hearth and a patio too. For more information visit their Facebook page here. We're so pleased to have Chester's Cafe as a Tourism Ambassador in the Village of Chester.
THE DECK - Blandford
At The Deck you - in addition to their yummy a homemade meals - you'll discover a great variety of baked goods - from cakes and pies to scrumptious squares all made fresh with local ingredients. The Deck also has a great selection of ice cream and frozen treats, as well as homemade jams and jellies. A real sweet stop indeed. For more information visit their Facebook page here. We're so pleased to have The Deck as our Tourism Ambassador in Blandford.
THE GOLD BEAN CAFE – Chester Basin
In addition to their premium coffees, delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, and their marvellous meals to go - The Gold Bean Cafe has all sorts of sweet treats - pies and cakes, squares and cookies, all baked fresh for your enjoyment. For more information visit their Facebook page here.
IMPERFECTIONS CAFE - The Village of Chester
In addition to their great coffee Imperfections has a wonderful assortment of fresh homemade baked goods from cookies to squares, muffins to danish, you name it. Customers rave about their smoothies, floats and milkshakes too! Enjoy your treats inside or on their front deck. For more on their menu and hours of operation visit their Facebook page here.
THE ISLAND VIEW Family Restaurant & Bakery – Western Shore
In addition to their stellar seafood menu and home-cooked meals - The Island View Family Restaurant & Bakery has been satisfying the sweet tooth for over 50 years. Their in-store bakery goes beyond fresh breads, to luscious cinnamon rolls, incredible cookies and spectacular squares. Their ice cream counter includes cones of every flavour by the scoop with soft serve too, plus sumputous sundaes and frozen drinks too. Cakes and pies are available for order or by the slice. They also create delicious dessert platters for every occaision. For more information visit their Facebook page here. We're so pleased to have The Island View Family Restaurant & Bakery as our Tourism Ambassador in Western Shore.
THE KIWI CAFE – The Village of Chester
From their legendary brownies and Nanaimo bars, to their fresh from the oven cookies, scones and muffins - The Kiwi Cafe has the yummiest selection of sweet treats and baked goods. Enjoy them on their own with incredible coffee or following one of their marvellous meals. With a sunny patio for Chester's glorious summer and a wood stove for winter - they're year-round warmth for a Nova Scotian-Kiwi welcome! For more information visit their website thekiwicafe.com. We're so pleased to have The Kiwi Cafe as a Tourism Ambassador in the Village of Chester.
THE STRETCH DINER – Chester
Best known for it’s really really good fish and chips, The Stretch Diner also offers a beautiful batch of baked goods - including Natalie’s oh so pleasing pies from coconut cream and pecan to blueberry and apple and oh my goodness the cinnamon rolls. Take out your order or stay and enjoy their 50’s style diner decor. For more information visit their Facebook page here.
SWEET NOTES FOR SUMMER...
Located in the Seaside Village - Chester Variety is a great spot for candy and convenience all year long, but in the summertime - variety also applies to their selection of frozen treats! Everything from freezies and popsicles to ice cream by the scoop in a whole bunch of fabulous flavours.
Hammonds Kwik-Way Convenience Store
It's a great go-to convenience store all year long - with a wonderful variety of great treats and snacks, but come summertime their Ice Cream Counter opens with every kind of flavour and tasty toppings too. Both scoop and soft serve ice cream as well as frozen treats and Slushies too! For more information on what's in store visit their Facebook page here.
Shelia's Canteen - Bayswater Beach
For more than 30 seasons Shelia's Canteen has been serving up the summer flavours at Bayswater Beach. In addition to their legendary fish n' chips - Sheila's has a lovely long list of ice cream flavours available by the cone or in a bowl. Traditionally open from the May long weekend through to Labour Day weekend. Stay tuned to the Tourism Chester Facebook page here for official opening dates.
And we've gotta give honourable mention to our Farmers' Markets.... who - come May through October - serve up all sorts of sweets with a smile! For more info click here.