The Flying Apron Cookery, where Local Matters!
*Reservations only accepted for Special Events
At The Flying Apron, our motto is We Do Local and our philosophy is to eat with the bounty of the season and support the growth of local agriculture in Nova Scotia by supporting local famers and producers. Our local food menu is seasonal and changes daily to allow us to feature what is being harvested daily by our farmers and producers and to account for our use of whole animals. Many of our menu ingredients come from within 20 mins of the restaurant; including sustainable fish, organic produce, organic fruit, Handmade Cheese, Grass raised Beef and lamb & pork raised just down the road on our Partner Farm: Ironwood Farm.
Cheers to Local!
Our celebration of local isn’t confined to just our Café Menu! We have a thoughtfully curated beverage menu for you to enjoy while at The Flying Apron Cookery. From locally produced NS wine, delicious Vinious Ciders and lovingly Crafted Beer to our house-made sweet tea, fresh lemonade and more; We make choosing local easy. We are also proud to offer Espresso, Cappuccino, Lattes and more with selections from Sunday Silence Roastery, Just Us! Organic & Fair Trade Coffee Roasters and beverage options from Chill Street Soda, Halifax’s Propeller Brewing Co. and Lunenburg’s Terra Beata Juice.
Our Menu and More…
Our Café Menu Changes Daily and is available starting at 11am each day we are open. On Saturdays and Sundays you will find Additional Brunchy style Items on our menu as well.
We offer occasional Special Events like Seasonal & Holiday Brunch Buffets, Pig & Lamb Roasts, our Annual Oktoberfest, Meet Your Farmers Dinner and Friends of The Apron Fridays.
Have a larger Group you would like to bring to The Flying Apron? You can book a Private Lunch, Buffet or 5 Course Dinner for your Group. Reach out by email and we would be happy to help you plan your event at The Flying Apron.
We try our very best to accommodate allergies and dietary restrictions for our guests and remind guests that to inform us of any allergies or dietary restrictions prior to ordering. And we do offer Gluten Free, vegetarian and vegan options. We encourage guests to call prior to their visit to discuss the available options and what accommodations are possible.
We are known as a Dessert Oasis for a Reason!
You don’t want to skip Dessert at The Flying Apron! We offer a stunning selection of made from scratch desserts, sorbets & gelatos. Our dessert selections change daily and often include items like a strudel or pie, Gluten Free Chocolate Mocha Cake, Crème Brulée, the ever-popular Lemon Tart with Chocolate Crust and our one-of-a-kind Cream Cheese Pie. Enjoyed with a cup of locally roasted Organic Fair-Trade Coffee or Tea, it’s the stuff dreams are made of!
And don’t forget we offer Dessert Take Away and our fully stocked Pastry Case of baked daily in house!
As a certified Ocean Wise Member (Vancouver Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Certification), we are proud to use only sustainable seafood at the Flying Apron. Why does sustainable seafood matter? Fish stocks around the world are decreasing; overfishing and pollution are wreaking havoc on our ocean ecosystems. The way we cultivate or harvest seafood and the quantity of the fish stocks we are using is directly linked to the health and longevity of our Oceans and Marine Life.
While our priority is to feature sustainably managed Nova Scotia fish and seafood, including (but definitely not limited to) Weir-Caught fish, land-based farmed fish from Sustainable Blue, Hook & Line Caught Haddock and NS Lobster. You will occasionally find other Sustainable Canadian Seafood offerings on our menu.
At the Flying Apron we source approximately 90% of our food ingredients locally, even in the winter! It’s not uncommon to see a farmer or two delivering fresh products through our front door during your visit. Our strong partnerships and relationships with our farmers, fishermen/fisherwomen and producers allow us to have a hand in growing the local economy in our community and province, all while offering the freshest and best tasting products to our customers. Most of our partner farms are certified organic or practicing sustainable farming methods. By purchasing local and organic we support sustainable food production and Land & Water preservation here in Nova Scotia.
Buying local also allows us to help grow the economy in our community and province. All while offering the freshest and best products to our customers.
The wineries, breweries and cideries in Nova Scotia are producing great products and putting our province on the map for those seeking delicious, craft beer, small batch cider and NS terroir wines. Our food pairs beautifully with Nova Scotia beverages and we are proud to feature only local products on our Beverage Menu.
We are especially happy to partner with Meander River Farm & Brewery and Avondale Sky Winery. Together we form a “Trio of Taste” in West Hants County where we are supporting local communities and helping to show the world all that our region has to offer.
What our customers are saying about the Flying Apron
The Flying Apron is a hidden Gem! A beautiful drive to a forgotten part of the valley to an old Inn beautifully restored for a wonderful brunch made with locally sourced food in a welcoming, friendly and casual dining experience! Great for a romantic day out or a family brunch!Well worth the drive. Great food. Great Service. Quintessential NS location! Reviewed by Karl March 2021
My sister stumbled upon the Flying Apron during a family vacation to Nova Scotia, and was so impressed by the experience that she suggested returning there with me, her foodie sister, the following spring. We did, and it was amazing – truly one of the most exquisite meals I have ever had the pleasure to enjoy. The service was also very good, and I loved the relaxed, casual, welcoming atmosphere. Our only problem now is that our favorite restaurant is a two hour plane ride away! We are nevertheless already planning our next visit – it’s worth it.Amazing restaurant Reviewed by DandelionQueen46 May 2019
Visited the Flying Apron on the weekend for brunch on Sunday, it was fantastic. This was not the first time I have visited the restaurant for breakfast, each time has been equally great. The menu is small with a great selection of varied, creative, and well-prepared items. I was with a large group, the lamb hash seemed to be a popular choice amongst the group, I personally had the breakfast burger. Likely the next time I visit the restaurant, these selection may have changed so you always have something new to to choose from. The Flying Apron is a very unique place to be, it’s part restaurant, part Inn, part cooking school, part library, and part farm-shop. Everything seems to work well together. It’s a great place to grab a bite if you find yourself cruising around the Valley.Great place for brunch Reviewed by Terri O. on TripAdvisor Aug 2018