The Best Brunch and Breakfast Spots in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Robie St. Station | Courtesy of Destination Halifax
Robie St. Station | Courtesy of Destination Halifax
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, Beer, Canadian$$
If you’re looking for a special brunch experience, make a reservation at the Prince George Hotel for Sunday Brunch. The buffet-style breakfast includes eggs Benedict, a custom order omelet bar, Belgian waffles and more.
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Restaurant, Bar, Butcher, Market, Seafood, Cocktails, Wine, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$$
Arguably the most popular brunch spot in the city, EDNA is what brunch (and Instagram) dreams are made of. With a gorgeous décor, hip clientele and delicious locally focused food, you’ll instantly see why this spot is a local favourite.
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East of Grafton
Restaurant, Beer, Pub Grub, Canadian, $$$
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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Bistro Le Coq
Restaurant, French, Vegetarian, European, $$$
Next door to East of Graton, you’ll find French-inspired Bistro le Coq. The upscale spot serves up items like brioche French toast, quiche de jour and lobster benny.
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Robie St. Station
Diner, Restaurant, Canadian, Coffee, Vegetarian, $$$
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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Wild Leek Food & Juice Bar
Restaurant, Juice Bar, Contemporary, Vegan, $$$
This cute vegan spot located in the city’s West End offers daily breakfast until 4 p.m. Stop in for a fresh juice and delicious options like the apple pie pancakes and tofu huevos rancheros.
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Steve O Reno’s Cappuccino
Cafe, Pastries, Coffee$$
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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Waffle Love
Cafe, Canadian, $$$
Waffle lovers, rejoice! This cute spot in the Hydrostone neighbourhood is the place for you. Enjoy their selection of waffles (and more) with fresh, local and mostly organic ingredients.
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The Coastal Cafe
Cafe, Restaurant, Coffee, Canadian, $$$
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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Black Sheep
Restaurant, Contemporary, Cocktails, Beer, Canadian, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
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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