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The Middle Spoon Desserterie & Bar

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Downtown Halifax
Sandwiches, Soups
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1559 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z7, Canada
19024074002
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Quick Bites, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 14
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The place to go for dessert and an after dinner drink

We made the mistake of going in hungry - looking for a light meal to be followed by dessert . Clearly they are not set up for anything but desserts and drinks - as their name suggests . The food we were served was mediocre at best . However , the desserts were excellent .

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Jack M
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Burlington, Canada
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Halifax, Canada
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101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Maybe the cocktails are above average, I don't know. But the desserts were just average. For a place specializing in desserts, it is disappointing

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

we stopped in here after dinner and had the Sticky Toffee Pudding, and the Lemon Pavlova. They were both so good! Homemade, sweet and delicious. You can tell all the ingredients were fresh and made in house. The place also does a selection of signature cocktails. I tried one called Easter Rising. It was creamy and chocolatey. I can recommend... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We made the mistake of going in hungry - looking for a light meal to be followed by dessert . Clearly they are not set up for anything but desserts and drinks - as their name suggests . The food we were served was mediocre at best . However , the desserts were excellent .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Called in to try the carrot cake for the birthday person in the group. We tried the cardamom carrot cake, sticky toffee pudding and the lemon pavlova, all split 3 ways. I have to say they were all 10/10 especially the carrot cake. Coffee brewed fresh and more than adequate. Evan served us and was professional, friendly and efficient.

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Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Popped into The Middle Spoon while waiting for a dinner reservation up the street, downtown Halifax. Planning on having the habitual G+T, but since they don't have traditional tonic, we opted for a Hendricks Martini, straight up, with olive. We weren't expecting much, despite the female bartender's ease of manner, welcoming tone, and attractive personality. Well, she served up one... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Visited last night had the pulled pork sliders, a few drinks and the chocolate brownie pie. The pulled pork on the pepper biscuit was better than I've ever had, just delicious. In this hidden gem of Halifax the atmosphere was great, knowledgeable staff and great music. Had a wonderful time.

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Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I have to admit - I went twice last week and I ate desert (which I don't usually do. My girlfriend and myself went last week to the new Bedford location for lunch. We talked for 3 hours and no one even gave us a look to leave. Waiter was very friendly young man. Salads and soup were so good... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Greeted warmly by friendly staff on both of my visits to this location. Enjoyed the tomato, avocado and cheese panini sandwich and the cauliflower and garlic soup is fantastic! Food is nicely presented. Dessert menu is large and all made on-site. Food menu offers soups, salads and sandwiches. Dessert menu and cocktail menu is more expansive than food menu. Interior... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Pleasant decor. Menu is very appealing, however food does not measure up to what's written.Ordered the bacon, cheese,avocado jalapeño cream cheese panini sandwich. No flavour of jalapeño creamcheese at all, 2 small slivers of avocado, bacon was very over done. Unfortunately vey undersized for price point. If you want to make it in Bedford you will have to do better... More 

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Visited the Bedford location last night. Cant imagine how they will be able to stay open with such a limited menu. Had the pulled pork sliders that were cold and dry. Dont look for a glass of red wine unless you like merlot. Bedford is not barrington st and doesnt have a huge amount of diners looking for desert or... More 

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Additional Information about The Middle Spoon Desserterie & Bar

Address: 1559 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z7, Canada
Phone Number: 19024074002
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
Open Hours:
Monday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 5 - 9
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Soups

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1559 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
  • Phone Number: 19024074002

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 9
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Soups
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am

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