As the summer's warmth gives way to the crisp embrace of fall, there's no better way to ring in the new season than with a toasty fall drink in your hand. From decadent pumpkin spice lattes to velvety-smooth apple cider, we've rounded up 10 must-try cafés around the Halifax region with festive fall drinks to warm the soul.
Bliss Caffeine Bar
Looking for that Insta-worthy autumn shot? This bright and airy café serves up pastries as decadent as they are beautiful. Featuring their own special Java Blend roast, Bliss Caffeine Bar always has fun drinks to celebrate the season.
Try their pumpkin spice latte, made with Bliss’ house pumpkin spice syrup and salted caramel. Sip inside or take your latte to-go and wander the winding paths of the Halifax Public Gardens.
Dilly Dally Coffee Café
Looking to try something different this season? Dilly Dally has you covered.
Step inside this dreamy little nook to try their carrot spice latte, a favourite among locals for years. This spot also serves up fresh-baked goods, soups, sandwiches, and more every day. If you’ve never been here before, this is your sign to check it out.
Labour Day Picnic Café
Located just steps from the ocean, this adorable café offers famous housemade caramels, espresso, local beer and wine, housemade baked goods and light lunch fare.
Pick up their pumpkin lure latte and browse through eclectic art and home goods, or pull out a board game to play with your pals. If you’re not in the mood for a latte, this spot also offers hot apple cider and apple cider slushies. Whatever you decide to go for, be sure to pair it with one (or all) of their seasonal treats, offered for a limited time.
Transport yourself to Paris with a visit to this stunning French café, just steps from the Halifax waterfront.
Indulge in a pumpkin spice latte, topped with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon. Cozy up inside or take it to-go and stroll the scenic waterfront for the sweetest autumn outing.
Lawrencetown Beach Café
What’s better than a pumpkin spice latte? A pumpkin spice latte by the beach, of course!
Cruise out to the Eastern Shore for a dreamy morning at Lawrencetown Beach. Make a stop at Lawrencetown Beach Café to grab a pumpkin spice latte or a pumpkin fog and some fresh-baked treats to-go before making your way down to the beach to stroll the shore. Feeling like staying inside? No problem – cozy up inside the café and catch a glimpse of the surfers riding the swells in the distance. Be sure to browse the rest of The MacDonald House, filled with local art, apothecary goods, vintage clothing, and more.
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Apartment 3 Espresso Bar
Treat yourself to a toasty drink at Apartment 3 Espresso Bar, one of Halifax’s sweetest cafés.
This spot serves up fresh doughnuts, coffee, and stellar vibes. Indulge in one of their seasonal drinks this fall: a pumpkin spice latte, a regular or spicy chai latte, or Apartment 3’s special, “The Sweet Local” – feeling mystified? Stop in to sample it for yourself.
Nestled in Halifax’s North End, this stylish European-inspired café never disappoints when it comes to seasonal drinks.
Drop in for a pumpkin spice latte, crafted with in-house pumpkin syrup. Grab a sweet treat or something savoury to sit down with, or take your drink to go and stroll the streets of the North End, lined with gorgeous public art and incredible shops of all kinds.
Two If By Sea Café
Warm up to fall with a cozy drink from Two If By Sea.
This spot is famous for its inventive weekly croissant creations, spanning from flavours such as sweet lemon pie to savoury donair. Be sure to try their weekly feature and pair it with a hot spiced apple cider. Take your treats to-go and wander through the Dartmouth Commons to soak up scenic views of the Halifax Harbour, city skyline, and vibrant fall foliage.