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Halifax's 10 Hottest Brunch Spots


Many people say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But to the brunch aficionados of the world, the best meal of the day – even the week – is brunch.

It’s a little bit breakfast and a little bit lunch; a little bit savoury and a little bit sweet. Brunch has something for everyone, and in Halifax, there's a perfect brunch spot for every taste.

1. Almonak

5659 Almon Street, Halifax

Brunch hours:
Monday, Wednesday - Friday | 9:30am - 2:00pm
Saturday & Sunday | 9:30am - 3:00pm

From their iconic eggs benny to fried chicken French toast, Almonak sure knows how to put on a good brunch. Order a craft mimosa flight, caesar flight, or even a boozy milkshake for the perfect pairing.

Looking to get your caffeine fix? No problem – find all kinds of espresso-based drinks here, iced or piping hot.

2. Bliss Caffeine Bar

1451 South Park Street, Halifax

Brunch hours:
Tuesday - Sunday | 8:00am - 4:00pm

Whether you're in the mood for a smoothie bowl or breakfast tacos, brunch at Bliss Caffeine Bar is the perfect way to start your day. This airy café serves up some of the best pastries in Halifax so if you're in the mood for a lighter treat, look no further. With a full coffee menu and handcrafted cocktails, this spot might quickly become your favourite brunch destination.

3. The Canteen on Portland

22 Portland Street, Dartmouth

Brunch hours:
Saturdays | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday brunch at The Canteen never disappoints. Sit down to a menu of savoury favourites and sweet treats made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Whether you go for the "Crobster" roll or try the French toast of the week, you're bound to have a meal to remember.

4. Café Lunette

160-1741 Lower Water Street, Halifax (Queen's Marque)

Brunch hours:
Saturday & Sunday | 9:00am - 3:00pm

Step inside this charming French eatery to instantly be transported to Paris – weekend brunch here never felt so romantic. From crêpes and galettes to parfaits and more, you're bound to find something on the extensive menu for everyone to enjoy.

5. The Coastal Café

2731 Robie Street, Halifax

Brunch hours:
Thursday - Sunday | 10:00am - 3:00pm

This legendary, locally-loved breakfast nook has been serving up decadent brunch for years. With a varying menu of seasonal sweet and savoury dishes and cocktails, this spot has something for everyone. Many dishes can be made with vegan and gluten-free substitutes, so it's the perfect place to accommodate all types of diets.

6. Black Sheep Restaurant

1496 Lower Water Street, Halifax

Brunch hours:
Wednesday - Monday, Wednesday - Friday | 10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday | 9:00am - 4:00pm

Whether you're looking for a classic diner-style breakfast or something a little more elevated, you can find it all at Black Sheep. With a full list of brunch cocktails and specialty coffees, you can't go wrong with anything. The best part? Brunch is served here every day!

7. Cheeky Neighbour Diner

6024 Quinpool Road, Halifax

Brunch hours:
Monday - Sunday | 9:00am - 3:00pm

This playful diner sets the standard for a great brunch in Halifax – sit down to a drool-worthy menu of classic diner dishes with creative twists, perfect to please any crowd. From Belgian waffles topped with whipped cream and maple syrup to rotating flavours of French toast, this might be the best spot in the city to treat the kids to something sweet.

8. Bar Sofia

104-1709 Lower Water Street, Halifax (Queen's Marque)

Brunch hours:
Saturday & Sunday | 11:30am - 3:00pm

Spice up your next weekend brunch with a visit to Bar Sofia. This Latin-inspired eatery serves up an extensive menu of fresh, vibrant flavours, from haskap berry & chia seed pudding topped with housemade granola to birria tacos and so much more. Top it all off with some fresh churros for the perfect sweet end to your meal.

9. Hali Deli

2389 Agricola Street, Halifax

Brunch hours:
Monday - Friday | 9:30am - 3:00pm
Saturday & Sunday | 9:00am - 3:00pm

If you're looking for a traditional deli breakfast, look no further than the iconic Hali Deli. This family-owned neighbourhood restaurant undoubtedly serves up some of the best brunch in the city. From their classic lox and bagel platters to their famous eggs benny, you're bound to leave feeling more than satisfied. If there's a spotlight menu item to try, go for the smoked meat sandwich, piled high on Montreal rye, served with fresh-cut fries, cole slaw, and a kosher sour dill pickle.

10. Ardmore Tea Room

6499 Quinpool Road, Halifax

Brunch hours:
Monday - Sunday | 8:00am - 2:00pm

It's no question that this low-fuss diner has been a favourite to locals for years. Stepping inside this restaurant feels nostalgic as you're met with old-fashioned decor, the smell of sizzling bacon on the griddle, and the sight of milkshakes being turned out of the kitchen by the minute. You can always count on delicious, unpretentious, cheap and cheerful diner fare here.