You know northern New Brunswick for its unspoiled beaches, mountain biking trails and unparalleled hospitality ... but did you know that from Edmundston to Shippagan, you can also find some of the best restaurants in the province? From a flowery cafe to a former Top Chef Canada competitor, from a Hawaiian dairy bar to a field pizzeria, there's something for everyone. Come and discover all the flavors of New Brunswick with us!
We envy visitors from Quebec and whose first stop here is the café Flora, at the New Brunswick Botanical Garden! Between the wonderful, shaded patio, the view of the flowers of the botanical garden and the flavors in the meal, this is a unique experience. Savor dishes with local flavors like eggs benedict with fiddleheads and absolutely save a place for exquisite desserts.
Vegetarians, rejoice in downtown Edmundston, the café Lotus Bleu is a great place to eat a light lunch or dinner. This relaxed café offers tasty lunches as well as a deli corner where you can refuel up on good teas and quality products.
A whiskey bar, a funny place for lunch? And yet the Moonshin’hers is one of the best restaurants in Edmundston. Classics like the burger or salmon tartare are revisited and beautifully presented in delightful plates. On the walls, old photos take us back to the days of Prohibition. Remember to come back in the evening to enjoy a whiskey on the patio!
Your pleasure of discovering the Brûlerie du Vieux Poste will be matched only by the pleasure of the owners to instruct you. With their help, find THE coffee that you like. For those with a sweet tooth, the establishment offers homemade pastries under the Délice Ultime brand. We are already craving these, don't you? On the menu: tasty chocolate chip cookies or gluten-free carrot cakes.
Les Brasseurs du Petit Sault are the most popular microbrewery in the region, a well-deserved success. Try craft beers like Sister Catherine or Louis XVII, or Sentiers Madawaska Trails, a light blend of cherry, cranberry, and hibiscus. Enjoy it on the sunny terrace! If indecision, bartenders will be happy to take the time to make recommendations.
Imagine a pizzeria with picnic tables in a field, where wood-fired pizzas are prepared to perfection, using local products. You will find all this at Atelier gourmand. A delightful country atmosphere, where you can enjoy exceptional pizzas while licking your fingers at the end.
A little behind downtown Campbellton is the friendly café Europa, the perfect place to eat delicious healthy meals. Grilled cheese sandwiches, quinoa salad and bubble tea are on the menu, among other delicacies.
Come to Dalhousie for ice cream from the Creamery Bon Ami, stay for the exceptional setting. Choose from dozens of flavors, each more delicious than the next, before setting off to savor your delicacies in Inch Arran Park, between lighthouse, bay view and pierced rock. The best of summer!
To discover the world of bees and leave with your annual stock of honey, head to miellerie HoneyHouse. You can visit the shop, but the experience not to be missed is discovering the beehives, including beekeeping suits. Follow a guide-interpreter who will open a beehive to reveal all its secrets to you! And leave with honey, royal jelly, or mead according to season.
At Petit-Rocher, Cocooning Café is well worth the detour, and it is not the locals who will contradict us: the café is the meeting point for residents from opening to closing! Treat yourself to French pastries to die for like éclairs, millefeuilles or Saint-Honoré ... A treat! The café also offers lunch plates, paninis, and pizzas, all in a warm setting.
If you've always dreamed of eating the food prepared at Top Chef Canada, now is your chance! Joel Aubie, the head of Fresco Kitchen, is a former contestant on the show. It offers a short menu, synonymous with fresh products with tenfold flavors for tasty dishes of European inspiration. A must!
Cast & Crew Gastropub hides many wonders. Pamper yourself with a good comforting burger or try refreshing new flavors like goat-sage risotto, fried halloumi, and stuffed zucchini. The cinema-themed decor is an invitation to extend the evening at the Apollo cinema next door.
In downtown Bathurst, Kaffeine Espresso Bar has it all: warm decor, excellent coffee, and local products. For a change, let yourself be tempted by one of their seasonal creations, such as hot rose milk or hot chocolate with cardamom.
Patio Bootlegger in Bathurst
At Cielo Hub, the domain bar Cielo Glamping Maritime, literally choose whatever you eat. The genius idea is to let everyone compose the platter of their dreams from the charcuterie, fish, cheese, and chocolate available. Then let the team prepare them nicely on a platter. Fancy some cold cuts? Chocolate craving? Choose your own platter to enjoy against the backdrop of the setting sun in Shippagan Bay and leave with a smile on your face.
La Boulangerie Grains de Folie is an institution in Caraquet: it brings together all generations, every day, in a friendly atmosphere. Enjoy lunch with pastries or hearty breakfast plates on weekends. Take the opportunity to stock up on delicatessen products or books at the Pélagie bookstore next door.
Nice atmosphere and tastefully decorated in Pinokkio, close to the port of Shippagan. The restaurant is part of the initiative Our Points of Pride in showcasing local products, from appetizer to dessert. People come here for wood-fired pizzas, but the menu is not to be outdone, with its fine Italian-inspired dishes.
It's hard to be more unusual than arriving at Couvent: the parking lot at the entrance to the Tracadie River aquapark campground must have surprised many. But once you pass through the front door, you find yourself in another world, made of baroque decor and refined flavors. Let yourself be tempted by the arancini with wild mushrooms or by pieces of beef that melt in your mouth.
The café-boutique Aloha is a little wonder of fantasy: between Hawaiian decor, delicacies and creations of local crafts, this is the gourmet stopover not to be missed if you are on your way to the Acadian Islands!
So, when are you coming to discover the flavors of northern New Brunswick? We are waiting for you!