Halifax Coffee Guide

When narrowing down the best coffee spots in the city, one of the deciding factors is the quality of the coffee itself. In addition to perfecting the taste, each café must also be aesthetically pleasing, inviting and have impeccable branding …. in the age of social media, taste is a must but isn’t enough!

With this checklist in mind, below are Halifax’s top coffee options that any barista or coffee fanatic will approve of.


Weird Harbour Espresso Bar

1656 Barrington St.; @weirdharbour

Weird Harbour may be the smallest space on the list but the quality of coffee and friendly customer service keeps Haligonians coming back for more. Their downtown location is perfectly situated between the waterfront and shopping district. Along with great-tasting coffee, Weird Harbour has also mastered their branding with teal logos and matching mugs – let’s just say it’s #instagramworthy.

Weird Harbour Cafe


Bird’s Nest Café

1547 Barrington St.; @birdsnesthalifax

Down the street from Weird Harbour you’ll stumble upon the coziest little nook, Bird’s Nest. This adorable nature-inspired café also serves breakfast, lunch and post-work snacks. Their delicious menu makes Bird’s Nest the perfect option if you’re looking for something more than a croissant or an oatcake.

Birds Nest


Rousseau Chocolatier

5151 South St.; @rousseauchoco

In the search for something sweet to go with your coffee? Rousseau Chocolatier is the option for you! Only the finest quality of chocolate and ingredients are used in their handmade chocolates, macarons, brownies, artisan chocolate bars and marshmallows. Enjoying a coffee at Rousseau Chocolatier is truly a treat in itself.  Not only does Rousseau Chocolatier have delicious coffee but their chocolates are truly exquisite.

Rousseu Chocolatier


Lucky Penny Coffee Co.

6440 Quinpool Rd.; @luckypennycoffeeco

Lucky Penny Coffee Co. is another great option located in the heart of Halifax. This charming café serves local coffee, in-house baking along with delicious breakfast and lunch options. Their adorable décor, including their floral wallpaper, truly adds cheer to an early morning coffee run.

Lucky Penny Coffee Co.


Apartment 3 Espresso Bar

833 Sackville Dr.; @apt3coffee

Although the downtown area has many options for coffee, one of the most popular cafés is located just outside the city, in the suburbs of Lower Sackville. Apartment 3 Espresso Bar ‘s all white décor feels both airy and fresh. This gem is well known to the neighbourhood and even to those who are willing to drive the extra mile to pick up of their deliciously-brewed cups of coffee.

Apartment 3 Espresso

Apartment 3 Espresso Bar Menu