Where to get a great slice of cake in Halifax

While some of you may only partake in heavenly cake goodness on your birthday, others consider cakes to be one of the major food groups, somewhere between gummy bears and brownies. Fortunately for sugar fiends, you no longer need to commit to a long-term relationship with just one large cake, but instead, can enjoy a single slice on demand.

Sweet Hereafter Cheese Cakery

6148 Quinpool Rd, Halifax, NS B3L 1A3

A dating hot spot for good reason, this shop features several exquisite cheesecakes to choose from. Flavours are often unique and can include anything from simple chocolate to Girl Guide mint. If you have special dietary needs, Sweet Hereafter has a wide selection of delicious vegan and gluten-free choices that taste the exact opposite of whatever you imagine when you think of vegan or gluten-free cheesecake.

The Middle Spoon

1559 Barrington St, Halifax, NS B3J 1Z7

This favourite night spot provides an intimate dining experience and boasts a wide selection of desserts and other offerings. A slice of classic carrot cake is always a fan favourite, and you can't go wrong with any of the cheesecake selections. As a bonus, the candlelit atmosphere lets you hide the fact that you ate half a cheesecake by yourself.

Gingerbread Haus Bakery

1138 Queen St, Halifax, NS B3H 2R9

This fine bakery brings to Halifax the best that Germany and Austria have to offer in pastries, cakes and artisanal breads. The shop prides itself on the use of real and local ingredients whenever possible, and you can enjoy a slice of black forest torte with sour cherries from the Valley and with puff pastry made with real butter. It's a must-try for anyone who enjoys baked treats of any kind.

Piece of Cake Bakery and Cafe

1475 Lower Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 3Z2

Nestled in Bishop's Landing, this little shop offers a wide selection of light Asian-style cakes. While parking can be a challenge, it's one worth tackling because you can find some the lightest and most unusual cakes here. From mango cake to a classic cheesecake, there's something to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Layers Cupcakes

1276 Barrington, Halifax, NS B3J 1Y5

One of the most popular cupcake shops in town, Layers has a huge variety of cake flavours to choose from. With more pastel colours than a Tiffany & Co., this small downtown shop is bright and friendly, with staff who can answer any cupcake-related question you can think of. The vanilla bean option makes any chocolate lover think about switching allegiances.

Odell's Gluten Free Bakery&Cafe

3555 Robie St, Halifax, NS B3K 4S7

This little shop is not only the destination for anyone who needs gluten-free desserts, but it also accommodates people with other food allergies, as well as vegans. This shop has lots of different dessert and cake options in its small space, and you can enjoy the locally roasted Java Blend coffee with whichever slice of heaven you choose.

Julien's Patisserie, Bakery and Cafe

5517 Young St, Halifax, NS B3K 1Z7

Located in the always popular Hydrostone area, this trendy bakery and café offers a cozy atmosphere inside and airy space outside on its patio. While the selection of cakes by the slice is somewhat limited compared to other places, what it does offer is superb and hard to find elsewhere. You can also enjoy a full range of coffee and other beverages with your selection.

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