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Uncommon Grounds

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1030 South Park St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-431-3101
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Coffee Shop Option, Delicious Cinnamon Roll

Neat place, below street level gives a neat feel, good coffee / tea and a very, very delicious cinnamon roll. Not overly sweet, just very good. The window pane of the main door seemed all fogged up, as if a seal was broken, so you didn't instantly get the best feel, and I found the temperature... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
gmnkhc
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Halifax, NS, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

We've enjoyed the coffee and treats (granola bars and scones) for years here. The fog burner coffee is fantastic, and just enough to overlook the moody service. However, if you need to visit the restroom, go elsewhere. They are always filthy. Kind of makes me wonder about the cleanliness of their kitchen... But not enough to do without their coffee.

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Thank J A B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I always take the oatmeal cookie and the americano whenever I am going to work on my assignments and group projects. Without realizing, the time passes and I finish my homework easily. It is not the most quiet place but it is possible to concentrate for sure!

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Halifax, NS, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Neat place, below street level gives a neat feel, good coffee / tea and a very, very delicious cinnamon roll. Not overly sweet, just very good. The window pane of the main door seemed all fogged up, as if a seal was broken, so you didn't instantly get the best feel, and I found the temperature inside a little cool... More 

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Thank gmnkhc
Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Iced Cafe Latte was delicious! The coffee tasted fresh and like a good quality. I'm planning on going back tomorrow and maybe even the next day!

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Thank Emmchar16
Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Their moccachino and nanimo bars are second to none. I love every time I am in the neighbourhood so I can stop in and savour the great food and atmosphere. Love this place supports the local food movement.

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Thank nstraveller2015
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Very busy spot to stop and eat at the Halifax Public Gardens. The sandwiches were okay and I found them to be overpriced.

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Thank Jodi J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

This is a cute little shop. We loved our breakfast--I got a frittata and a date bar with a latte, and it was very welcoming and comfortable. I recommend a visit!

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Halifax, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

What can I say? With the multitude of excellent cafes that can be found in downtown Haifax, I'm not sure why anyone would visit Unommon Grounds. The drip coffee is mediocre and over priced as are the baked goods and sandwiches. No one knows how to make a good espresso based coffee. I had a $3 Ameriano one time that... More 

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Thank Stevie F
Fribourg, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

In case you follow my recommendation to walk from the city center to Point Pleasant Park down South Park Street and Young Avenue, this is the place to pause for a last coffee and bathroom stop. Coffee is decent, but service is not overwhelmingly speedy.

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Thank tunewitsch
Burnaby, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

The space itself is nice, but the girls working when I visited were not friendly and quite unprofessional. My coffee order was made wrong because they could be bothered to talk to each other, and when she fixed it, she plopped it on the coffee grinder (they don't even have a proper counter) without telling me, and someone else took... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1030 South Park St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > South End
  • Neighborhood: South End
  • Phone Number: 902-431-3101

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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