Rise And Shine At Halifax’s Best Brunch Spots

The brunch scene in Halifax is growing by the day. Whether you’re seeking solace from a night out, or you’re catching up with friends, brunch is a weekend routine for Haligonians. With interesting spaces and creative dishes, brunch in Halifax does not disappoint. We’ve rounded up our favourite brunch spots so you can start checking them off your list when you visit. 

EDNA
2053 Gottingen St.; ednarestaurant.com

EDNA (also known as Eat, Drink, Nourish Always) serves brunch on weekends only, and is a cheerful, popular spot for locals and tourists alike. With a bistro-style brunch, including wine and cocktails, in a cozy atmosphere, both EDNA’s food and décor are begging to be Instagrammed. With beautifully-plated food served on pretty dishes, it’s no surprise there’s typically a lineup around the block for a table. Try the Sweet & Salty, which comes with two ricotta pancakes, bacon, sausage, one sunny side up egg, and maple butter.

Robie Station
2394 Robie St.; robiestreetstation.com

If you’re looking for a hip breakfast spot midweek, or you’re an early riser, Robie Station has you covered. Serving global comfort food, Robie Station ticks all the boxes. From savory and spicy yogurt dishes served with naan, to traditional eggs and bacon, any order is sure to be an unforgettable experience. 

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Black Sheep 
1569 Dresden Row; blacksheephalifax.com

You won’t find anything traditional in this contemporary tavern setting. The best thing about Black Sheep is the commitment to balancing flavours, and their unexpected use of diverse ingredients. If you’re looking to shake up your brunch routine, Black Sheep will serve you exactly what you didn’t know you wanted and more, such as the Falafel Waffle made from a chickpea waffle with whipped tahini, avocado, date molasses, and poached eggs.  

Foggy Goggle  
2057 Gottingen St., thefoggygoggle.ca

Located in Halifax’s historic North End, the Foggy Goggle’s beautiful hand-built bar and cozy-chic style instantly gives you that home away from home feeling. It’s a popular neighborhood pub serving delicious drinks and comfort food all week, and they serve brunch on weekends. With classics like eggs benny (there are seven versions to choose from), to breakfast pizza, and plenty of vegan and gluten-free options, the Foggy Goggle can please a crowd.

The Canteen 
22 Portland St., Dartmouth; thecanteen.ca

The Canteen’s beautifully-styled space and seasonal dishes make heading to downtown Dartmouth totally worth it. Don’t be deterred by the small menu: opting for a less-is-more approach helps The Canteen produce carefully-crafted meals, while also offering great customer service. Order the Lobster Eggs Benny, served with house hollandaise on a buttermilk biscuit.