For those who don't know, in 2011 the homestyle joint in downtown Dartmouth known as Ma Belle's Cafe
(44 Ochterloney Street, 466-1322) changed hands. It's now owned by Jamie
and Fran Rouse
. Ma Belle is a real English tearoom, offering a full breakfast, a lunch menu with daily specials, more than 30 stash teas and one great coffee (fair trade organic Mexican from Java Blend). High Tea is served daily between 3 and 4:30pm (but if you just want to drop in for a tea/coffee and dessert that's fine, too.) Quality food at reasonable prices is the order of the day. Hours are Mon-Sat 8am-5pm; Sundays and Holidays 9am-5pm.