When it come to fresh, succulent seafood, Fredie's Fantastic Fish is unparalleled by most other restaurant in the neighborhood. Intimate, rustic and cozy, with a warm, welcoming atmosphere, this is the perfect place for a casual meal with friends and family. Only the freshest possible ingredients go into the food served here, so expect you meal to be nothing short of truly enjoyable. Walk in for a bite of the signature Fredie's Fantastic Seafood Chowder, Fish Burger and Chips and Lobster Roll, which never fails to be an absolutely delectable treat.
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.
The alluring aroma of freshly roasted beans is what invites you into this cozy coffee shop. Java Blend Coffee Roasters take their coffees seriously, as one can see from their dedication to brew freshly pressed pots, and serve premium blends. The top notch coffee is not the only attraction here, as the attentive staff and stellar service also manages to keep you hooked. Not to mention that the coffees are extremely well-priced and reasonable. Alongside their brews, Java Blend Coffee Roasters also serve a smattering of baked goods like muffins, cinnamon buns and gluten-free snacks.
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.
2 Doors Down is a lovely restaurant delighting patrons with delicious Canadian food, which is cooked to perfection with the use of fresh, local ingredients. The restaurant is located in the bustling downtown of the city, thereby making it a haunt for locals and travelers alike. 2 Doors Down's ever-changing, creative menu is what keeps the place busy throughout its working hours, and everything from delicious meat dishes to veggie delights are must try here. They also have gluten-free dishes on offer.
A popular brunch, dinner and drinking spot, the Old Triangle Irish Alehouse serves up a combination of traditional British and Irish pub grub as well as burgers, seafood platters and numerous vegetarian options. British, Irish and Canadian brews are on tap and the bar is open extra late most nights. Every night, there is live music from local bands and often Irish dancing on Sunday afternoons.
Eclectic watering hole with European flair, the Economy Shoe Shop Cafe & Bar serves a wide variety of delicious cocktails, beers, and savory treats like burgers, mussels and nachos. Think of this hot spot as a four-in-one stop. The Belgian Bar, The Backstage, The Diamond Bar and the Economy Shoe Shop Café & Bar. There is always jazz, public readings and an ever-changing selection of artworks. This place is often packed on weekends, so be prepared to wait to be seated. A fantastic meeting place for locals and tourists.
Treat your taste buds to scrumptious pizzas at Freeman’s Little New York. This restaurant is known for serving a delicious meal featuring a variety of pizzas, delicious burgers, wraps, salads and much more. The food menu is followed by a refreshing beverage menu. This restaurant is known to serve some delicious options for the gluten-free dieters. Its casual ambiance and friendly staff is sure to make you want to come back for more. Its pocket-friendly menu and commendable service makes this place a local favorite.
Bistro Le Coq is a charming restaurant serving delectable French food. The place has a welcoming vibe; it's decorated beautifully to remind one of a quaint, French house. There are ample of seating spaces thereby making it perfect for larger parties, and the corner seats that let you soak in the ambiance, are ideal for romantic diners. The menu dictates quintessential French dishes, these are cooked to perfection and presented with elegance. Though the prices at Bistro Le Coq may seem a bit steep, this place leaves no stone unturned to make your meal a memorable one.
This bar slash entertainment venue on Argyle Street is unpretentious, casual and fun, as is evident right from its unique name. The food here is great, the music is lively, and the crowd is energetic and vibrant. And once you visit this place you will find you don't need any more reasons to have a great time. Happy hours at the Foggy Goggle are between 3p and 7p. Don't forget to sample the Goggle Burger that's prepared with grilled homemade beef and is totally bacon infused. Another absolutely divine item on the menu is the Lobster Mac & Cheese; don't miss it even if you are watching those calories. Besides listening to live music, you can also play a game of Scrabble, or listen to some old records from the collection available at the Foggy Goggle.
Opened in 1999, Mezza Lebanese Kitchen has been growing strong with each passing year with their delectable Lebanese fare. Owned and run by the Nahas family, it has become a local staple for Downtown residents for shawarmas, falafels and Lebanese pizzas. Emphasizing on using local products to retain freshness, their street food fare scores high on flavor, texture and deliciousness. Dig into their beef donair, falafel, shawarma, souvlaki, Donair Pizza and Chicken Shawarma Pizza. Don't be surprised if this late-night diner becomes a regular haunt for your shawarma indulgence.
Burrito Jax is known among the locals for their budget-friendly and healthy food. They have taken the quintessential burrito and woven a delectable story around this Mexican dish to impress your palate in more than one way. All you have to do is: select your filling, choose the salsa, then the sauce and the extras and you have got yourself a delicious treat without burning a hole in your wallet. This is a perfect place for a lunch detour during your escapade through the city.