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Brunch suggestions for Halifax?

MaryZ Feb 7, 2010 04:59 AM

I've been to the Coastal, Jane's, Fid and am looking to branch out. Anywhere else with similar quality brunch?

  1. Brewnoser Feb 7, 2010 05:44 AM

    Try the Brooklyn Warehouse, The Armview (less fancy, still good), and, shockingly, maybe for many, Tom's Little Havana. I love the Eggs Benny on Roesti there.

    1. parleek Feb 7, 2010 06:16 PM

      You might also try Nectar in Dartmouth. I'm a regular for brunch at Jane's and Fid - Nectar's fare wasn't enough to change my regular habits but I've had a good brunch there and I intend to go back on a day when I'm looking for a change of pace.

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        MaryZ Feb 7, 2010 06:46 PM

        I actually did try Nectar today. The brunch was quite nice, but as with you, not wonderful enough that I'll make the trip that often. I had the asparagus crepes and a side of sausage. The crepes had little discs of asparagus in the filling rather than spears or larger slices and while bacon is always welcome, I'm not sure that having it there did the asparagus flavour any favours. The sausage was fine--plentiful (2 whole large sausages), but nothing out of the ordinary.

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          parleek Mar 16, 2010 03:00 PM

          I've been meaning to go back but still haven't gotten there. I didn't mention it in my original post but the time I was there was in the summer and we sat outside. There is a gorgeous deck out back (which you would never know from the street entrance). I think the warmer weather when it arrives will be what entices me back.

      2. parleek Mar 16, 2010 03:05 PM

        I notice that Estia on Spring Garden has a brunch menu - anyone tried that yet?

        Oh, and Morris East is now offering a Saturday lunch which looks intriguing. Pizza is on the menu but so are eggs - standard two egg breakfast, frittata, omellete - and some other brunch fare.

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          petra_reuter Mar 16, 2010 04:00 PM

          I'm dying to try the Morris East brunch. Next Saturday off it's where I'm going...I promise to report back!

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            Effguy Feb 18, 2011 07:30 PM

            Brunch at Estia was fantastic, salmon eggs benny were to die for

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            clevergirl Apr 22, 2010 04:56 PM

            Tess' creperie in the North End for awesome, delicate crepes and good coffee. Both sweet and savoury. Order 2 if hungry.

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              Ed T Jun 13, 2010 06:00 PM

              Anyone try MicMac Tavern, on the Waverley Road, Dartmouth. Someone told me it is good for Brunch and all day?

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                parleek Jun 14, 2010 08:03 AM

                The MicMac is a great place for a tavern-style meal - brunch or otherwise. Certainly not the same style of eatery as the places originally mentioned in this post (Jane's, Fid, Coastal) but great for casual, well priced steak and eggs, fish cakes and eggs etc. I think of it as Dartmouth's Midtown.

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                  Pat M Dec 30, 2010 07:59 AM

                  Try Emma's on Cowbay Rd in Dartmouth, if you want a great brunch/lunch. She is a little out of the way but everything is homecooked, right down to the beans. Worth the drive for sure. All day breakfast is served among other great choices,(she is usually open until 3PM on Sat/Sun). She does a little gluten free and always local food if available. Some of the best breakfast choices I have had. She is just past Quigley's corner on the right hand side.

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                Swiz58 Jan 9, 2011 10:19 AM

                Epicurious Morsels has a lovely brunch. Jane's is lovely as well

                Epicurious Morsels
                5529 Young St, Halifax, NS B3K, CA

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                  tempest in a teapot Feb 19, 2011 04:10 PM

                  Seconding Epicurious. I've had dozens (hundreds?) of delicious, lovely brunches there.

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                  darylstewart May 20, 2011 08:14 AM

                  The Good Food Emporium has a kickass weekend brunch. Fishcakes, baked beans, and the toast are all to die for. It's a humble little spot with a good vibe.

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                    MomnApple Pie Jun 6, 2011 04:53 PM

                    Try Rock Island Bistro. Smoked salmon on bagel is good. Also like French toast. Prices are reasonable. One of my favorites in the affordable range... Also if you are feeling like a walking brunch, Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market has some wonderful grazing options on both Saturday and Sunday.

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