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Robie St. Station | Courtesy of Destination Halifax
Robie St. Station | Courtesy of Destination Halifax

The Best Brunch and Breakfast Spots in Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Updated: 12 December 2017
Robie St. Station | Courtesy of Destination Halifax

Start your day off right with breakfast at one of these top spots in Halifax. We’ve got options for everything from a quick breakfast sandwich to a gourmet buffet.

 

Sunday Brunch at the Prince George
Restaurant, Contemporary, $$$
If you’re looking for a special brunch experience, make a reservation at the Prince George Hotel for Sunday Brunch. The buffet-style breakfast includes eggs Benedict, a custom order omelet bar, Belgian waffles and more.
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Sun - None:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
EDNA
Restaurant, Contemporary, $$$
Arguably the most popular brunch spot in the city, EDNA is what brunch (and Instagram) dreams are made of. With a gorgeous décor, hip clientele and delicious locally focused food, you’ll instantly see why this spot is a local favourite.

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Tue - Wed:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri:
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - None:
10:00 am - 2:30 pm 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun - None:
10:00 am - 2:30 pm 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
East of Grafton
Restaurant, Contemporary, $$$
The self-proclaimed “purveyors of rare food” add a twist to all of its menu items, and the result is deliciously unique spins on classic dishes. The amazing location combined with beautiful décor earns this downtown spot a place on our list.


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Tue - Fri:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu:
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat:
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - None:
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - None:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun - None:
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Bistro Le Coq
Restaurant, Contemporary, $$$
Next door to East of Graton, you’ll find French-inspired Bistro le Coq. The upscale spot serves up items like brioche French toast, quiche de jour and lobster benny.

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Tue - Thu:
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - None:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - None:
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sun - None:
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Robie St. Station
Restaurant, Contemporary, $$$
With all-day breakfast served seven days a week, this spot offers a great casual breakfast for those looking for something that’s a step up from diner food. The menu includes bread puddin’ French toast, kale frittata and buttermilk buckwheat pancakes.


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Wed - Mon:
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wild Leek Food & Juice Bar
Restaurant, Healthy, $$$
This cute vegan spot located in the city’s West End offers daily breakfast until 4 p.m. Stop in for a fresh juice and delicious options like the apple pie pancakes and tofu huevos rancheros.


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Sun - Wed:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat:
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Steve O Reno’s Cappuccino
Cafe, Contemporary, $$$
A Halifax classic, come to this colourful downtown café for a mean cup of coffee and a selection of breakfast classics like breakfast sandwiches, pastries, smoothies and eggs and toast. Steve O’s also has a stall at the Halifax Seaport Market.


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Mon - Fri:
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - None:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun - None:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Waffle Love
Cafe, Contemporary, $$$
Waffle lovers, rejoice! This cute spot in the Hydrostone neighbourhood is the place for you. Enjoy their selection of waffles (and more) with fresh, local and mostly organic ingredients.


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Thu - Fri:
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun:
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Coastal Cafe
Restaurant, Contemporary, $$$
Bring your appetite and your patience when you’re heading to The Coastal. Its food is amazing and all of Halifax knows it, so get ready for a long wait and a killer breakfast. Popular items include The McCoastal (their take on an egg McMuffin) and The Elvis (buttermilk waffle sandwich with peanut butter, bananas, bacon and maple syrup!!).

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Mon - Tue:
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sun:
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Black Sheep
Restaurant, Contemporary, $$$
Tucked away on a downtown side street, Black Sheep serves a mean breakfast in its small and quirky spot. From its cocktails to its meals to the décor, Black Sheep is definitely doing something right.


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Mon - Fri:
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - None:
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sun - None:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm