There is no shortage of delicious brunch spots in the city, but where do you go for a good midweek breakfast? We’ve got the scoop on the best places to enjoy the most important meal of the day!
West End District
Address: 6499 Quinpool Rd.
Can you really even call yourself a Haligonian if you haven’t had at least one early morning breakfast at the Ardmore? We think not. This place is practically an institution, and its delicious diner menu always keeps us coming back for more. Early birds rejoice: it opens at 5am, seven days a week.
A delicious all day breakfast option if you’re looking for something a step up from a typical diner breakfast. Their menu includes Bread Puddin’ French Toast, Kale Frittata, and Buttermilk Buckwheat Pancakes.
If you’re more of a tofu and green juice than a bacon and eggs kind of person, Wild Leek is the place for you! This cute vegan spot offers breakfast from 10am-4pm with yummy options like Apple Pie Pancakes and Tofu Huevos Rancheros.
With a small but mighty breakfast menu, this new spot on Quinpool will get you fueled up for the day with healthy options like Overnight Oats and Avo Toast.
Another adorable coffee shop on Quinpool, Dilly Dally has a great cozy, community vibe and a delicious breakfast menu. Stop by as early as 6:30am for options including Sunshine Yogurt Sundaes, Fried Egg Sammies, and BLT Bagels.
Downtown Halifax District
Address: 1536 Brunswick St.
Another classic! This cozy café serves up a hearty breakfast menu complete smoothies, egg sandwiches, breakfast plates, and granola. Pair that with their delicious coffee and inviting décor and you’ve got the perfect place to start your day.
If options are your thing, head to Elle’s Bistro! They carry an extensive all day breakfast menu with everything from Breakfast Poutine to Stuffed French Toast to 13 different omelet variations!!
Offering an all day breakfast menu starting at 7 am, Annie’s is a great place to dine solo or with a group- they offer bookings for small breakfast meetings of 8-10 people.
Head down to the Seaport Farmer’s Market for healthy organic breakfasts from Norbert’s, Halifax’s first and only farm to table eatery. You can enjoy your breakfast in their seating area or take it up top to the market’s roof top terrace. Delicious, organic food with a view of the ocean? Yes please!
North End District
Is there anything more exciting than getting a plate full of waffles piled high with toppings? If there is, we haven’t found it! Opening at 9am, Waffle Love has got you covered six days a week (they’re closed Wednesday).
This “Old World Delicatessen” takes inspiration from Eastern European, Russian, and Hungarian cuisine and offers a hearty all day breakfast menu with classic deli items including lox, salmon cakes, fried eggs, and rye bread.
Lucky for us, one of the city’s most popular brunch spots does breakfast too! Opening everyday at 9am (except for Wednesdays, when it’s closed), this place is what breakfast dreams are made of!
This all day breakfast spot is a favourite among the locals and serves up a variety of breakfast classics including omelets, French toast, and steak and eggs.
We’re always on the hunt for a new breakfast spot! Share your favourites with us in the comments below.