Find a cup of coffee worth going out for in Halifax

No matter how good your coffee is at home, sometimes it’s just nice to go out. Whether you’re grabbing your cup of joe on your daily morning commute, or are looking for a place where you can sit down on a Sunday morning and spend a few hours poring over the paper and catching up on emails, this list has you covered. Set the alarm early, because coffee is calling, and these places know how to do it right!

The Nook on Gottingen

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2118 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS B3K 0C5

This place is just as it sounds – a little cozy spot with seats in all the nooks. They have a great selection of coffees and teas, and better yet, a tasty menu with both vegan and vegetarian options. If you want to have the lunch sandwiches though, be sure to go after 11 when they change over the menu.

Two If By Sea Bakeshop

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1869 Upper Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 1S9

People flock from near and far for the croissants at Two if By Sea, better known to the locals as TIBS. Made fresh daily, with a daily rotation of flavours, these giant pastries are perfect with their freshly brewed coffee for breakfast or an afternoon snack. But don’t leave it too late because the croissants sell out almost every day!

Uncommon Grounds

3
1030 South Park St, Halifax, NS B3H 2W3

With their coffee small-batch roasted right in the province, it’s no wonder this coffeehouse has a lineup to get brew most of the time. The good news is though, there are two locations to get your fix, and they always have lots of delicious treats (often from their sister companies) to tide you over while you wait for your cup of joe.

Coburg Coffee House

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6085 Coburg Rd, Halifax, NS B3H 1Z3

If you’re a student, you come here for the study-friendly atmosphere. Otherwise, you come for the great coffee and just a quiet place to hang out and read a book or catch up on the daily news. You might struggle to get a table at exam time, but the coffee is just as good on the go as sitting down!

Lion & Bright

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2530 Agricola St, Halifax, NS B3K 4C5

Beer by night and coffee by day – you can’t go wrong at Lion and Bright, no matter what time you go. There are 6 to 8 craft beers on tap and more in the fridge, and the coffee is always fresh and brewing. And the best part is, they’re attached to a bakery and market sourcing local veggies and fresh homemade bread.

Steve O Reno's Cappuccino

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1536 Brunswick St, Halifax, NS B3J 2G2

Voted best coffee and specialty coffee in Halifax, this one couldn’t be left off the list. You can get your coffee at one of their four locations around the city, but more importantly, you’ll want to enjoy it with something from their delicious menu, featuring breakfast, lunch and bakery treats.

Smiling Goat Organic Expresso Bar

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1551D South Park St, Halifax, NS B3J 4B4

A higher-end coffee shop, the Stubborn Goat doesn’t brew drip coffee on the weekends. Instead, stop in and order some of their specialty roasts in single serving cups, brewed just for you. With two locations and lots of great seasonal latte creations, you’ll walk out happy every time, no matter where you are in the city!

The Other Bean Cafe

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6220 Quinpool Rd, Halifax, NS B3L 1A3

Here’s a secret: The other Bean is the owner’s dog who you’ll often see hanging out at this quaint little coffee shop on Quinpool Road. So whether you go to visit the dog or to try one of the great treats on the café menu, you’re sure to leave happy and full. Or just covered in dog slobber with coffee breath.

Whether it’s your first date, or your 21st, it’s nice to go some place a little different, and maybe completely new to celebrate your time together. If you’re new to the city, start at the top and work your way through 10 dates. If you’re a seasoned Haligonian, pick your favourite, get dressed up and head out on date night. In a city surrounded by the ocean and known for it’s craft beer, you can’t go wrong!
There’s nothing to start the weekend like a delicious brunch. And when it’s one that is made by someone else and there’s delicious drinks involved, it’s even better. Even if you’re a Halifax local, or a regular visitor to the city, you’ll be doing yourself a favour by checking out some of these delicious brunch spots!
For a smaller city, Halifax is pretty vegetarian friendly. Even if there are not heaps of restaurants to choose from, what the city lacks in quantity, it makes up in quality, boasting some delicious eating establishments. Even if you aren’t vegetarian, maybe you should make your next meal a little heavier on the veggie side with some of these delicious options.
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