Creating New Expectations

with freshly created, seasonally focused and locally sourced items in the form of a food shoppe, restaurant and catering

at 1699 King Street in Windsor, Nova Scotia
(902) 472-3300

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Cocoa Pesto


Unveiled in the vibrant spring of 2022, Cocoa Pesto Food Shoppe emerged as the delightful sibling to its culinary maven, Cocoa Pesto Catering. The epicurean journey embarked when maestro Chef Scott Geddes transformed his fervor for gastronomic delights into a thriving business. With cocoa and pesto as his culinary muses, Chef Scott, renowned as the maestro behind the now-shuttered Cocoa Pesto Food Shoppe, brings forth a delectable new chapter for epicurean enthusiasts.

Nestled in the heart of Windsor, Nova Scotia, Cocoa Pesto Food Shoppe stands as a testament to culinary innovation. Our inception aims to transcend the boundaries of traditional dining, offering a fusion of restaurant finesse and market charm. Delight in the freedom to relish our freshly crafted, seasonally inspired menu through various avenues. Whether you crave the ambiance of our meticulously renovated haven for a leisurely dine-in experience or opt for the convenience of pickup and takeout, we cater to every palate with our culinary artistry. Welcome to a world where tradition meets innovation, and each bite tells a story of culinary brilliance.

Cocoa Pesto


Welcome to Cocoa Pesto, where we believe in creating new expectations through food by turning ordinary meals into extraordinary experiences. Our restaurant and market in Windsor, Nova Scotia, is not just a place to eat; it’s a culinary adventure with a side of quirky charm.

At Cocoa Pesto, we take pride in adding our homemade touch to every dish, because let’s face it, everything tastes better when sprinkled with a dash of love and a pinch of humor. Our commitment to using fresh, regional ingredients is so serious, we’ve even caught Chef Scott having a heart-to-heart with a tomato.

While you’ll find many of our famous Cocoa Pesto signature dishes on the menu, we also like to keep things exciting with daily and weekly specials. Picture this: Applewood smoked Ribs that are so good, even the swines are grunting their approval. Or perhaps a Chicken and Mushroom Risotto that’s so creamy, it has a fan club of dairy products.

And for those days when you’re feeling as indecisive as a squirrel at a nut buffet, we’ve got a range of comfort food dishes that will make your taste buds do the cha-cha. From Classic Chicken Parm to Fish Tacos, our menu is like a culinary rollercoaster – minus the motion sickness. 

But wait, there’s more! While you’re busy enjoying the gastronomic wonders on your plate, don’t forget to check out our selection of ready-made dinners, soups, fresh salads, dressings, and baked goods. Because why stop at laughter when you can also take home a slice of joy in the form of a delicious sweet treat that you will be craving?

So, if you’re ready to embark on a flavor-filled journey with a side of smiles, Cocoa Pesto is the place to be. Come for the food, stay for the laughs – and maybe leave with a doggy bag full of happiness.


Dive into the world of crisp chilled white wines or savor the richness of full-bodied reds.


If beer is your brew, indulge in frosty mugs that make every sip an adventure.

Coffee & Tea

For those seeking a caffeine fix, our handcrafted coffee, lattes, and cappuccinos are brewed to perfection, along with teas too.


We have an array of non-alcoholic delights too, ensuring there’s something for every taste.

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Find Us

Operating at:

1699 King Street in Windsor, NS

Hours of operation:

Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (closed Saturdays now until October and Sundays & Mondays)


Call ahead at (902) 472-3300

Catering: (902) 472 7200

Cocoa Pesto


Cocoa Pesto Catering sprouted from the culinary dreams of chef Scott Geddes, who decided to turn his love for wining and dining into a small business. Why Cocoa and Pesto, you ask? Well, they’re not just ingredients; they’re Scott’s culinary BFFs!

Since 2003, Cocoa Pesto has been the superhero of customized catering in Nova Scotia—cape and all. We’re like food fairies, spreading joy and deliciousness wherever we go! From casual backyard shindigs to fancy-pants weddings, we’ve got your back.

Our team of culinary wizards brings the party to you, complete with intuitive staff, snazzy rentals, mouthwatering seasonal menus, traditional wine theatrics, and cocktails that’ll make your taste buds do the cha-cha. Whether you’re throwing a low-key BBQ or a high-maintenance buffet, we’ve got the details covered, so you can sit back, relax, and pretend you did all the hard work.

Corporate events and weddings are our jam! We’ve assembled a diverse squad of food and drink enthusiasts ready to turn your event into a blockbuster. So, why stress when you can Cocoa Pesto and chill? Let’s make your celebration legendary!

We Aim to Please and We Aim to Feed

1699 King Street

Windsor, Nova Scotia


Tuesday to Saturday: 11 am to 9 pm

Sunday: closed

Monday: closed

Restaurant: 902 472 3300

Catering: 902 472 7200

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