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Opened in 2011, The Middle Spoon Desserterie & Bar is a fabulous place to indulge in your sweet cravings. The intimate space has a swank interior, making it ideal for date nights. Delight your palate with their decadent creations like the Lemon Pavlova, Twice Baked Apple and Sticky Toffee Pudding. For those who prefer savory food, can try their equally delicious sandwiches such as Pulled Pork Slider and, Bacon and Avacado Melt. Their cocktails are considered to be among the best in town. Take a sip of their amazing concoctions like Sparkle In Her Eye, Dear Rosemary, Aphrodite’s Weakness, Lucky Spiced and Curious George.
Established in 2012 by the enterprising and renowned French pastry chef, Geoffry Chevallier, Le French Fix Pâtisserie one of the best french dessert places and cafes in the city. Each handmade dessert is a culinary masterpiece in itself. Macaroons, quiches, croissants and chocolate eclairs are some of the delicacies to be found here. The cafe also offers strong and flavorful coffee from the local Pig Iron coffee roasters. The cozy cafe, with its open-brick walls, ornamental plants and woven cane furniture, is perfect for a coffee date or to catch up with a friend over coffee and sweet treats. You can also sign up for special pastry-making classes wherein the chef himself will teach you the art of making dessert.
The Humani-T Café in Downtown Halifax is a stepped-up version of its original mainstay in North End. Vibrant and versatile, at the same time cheery and casual, the cafe provides an ideal space to catch up with friends, have a quick bite or simply ponder over a cup of organic tea. The Humani-T Café serves everything from colorful gelato scoops and sorbetto, to a large spread of breakfast sandwiches and paninis, alongside a good collection of baked goods to nibble on. To pair up with these is a smattering of beverage choices such as coffees, lattes and teas, available in organic and vegan varieties. During summers, a sun-drenched sidewalk patio comes as a welcome respite, while the terrace in the backyard can be a place where you sip your evening coffee.
If you are a fan of cheesecakes, Sweet Hereafter a must-visit. This dessert shop specializes in different varieties of cheesecake which are served both whole and by the slice. Along with classic flavors like chocolate chip, coffee, salted caramel and black forest, the cafe also serves unusual varieties like Coconut Lime, Candied Bacon and S'mores. Seasonal varieties as well as vegan and gluten-free options are also on offer here. Milk, tea, hot chocolate and sodas are some of the drinks which you can get to balance the flavor of the cheesecake. So drop by with friends or family, sit in the plush velvet seats and indulge your sweet tooth to the fullest.
Julien's Patisserie Bakery and Cafe is an authentic French bakery, which offers a variety of mouth-watering pastries and cakes which are touted as one of the best in the city. The soft and oven-fresh bread is very famous and sought after by tourists and locals alike. If you are a chocoholic, then buy the delicious Belgian Chocolates available in various shapes and sizes. The deli items at Julien's are also definitely worth a try. They roast their own beef, pork, turkey and chicken for sandwiches. The amazing Tuna, Veggie and Chicken Salad sandwiches are yummy.