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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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really lovely location with great ice cream and sweet treats

I really love the common and in the summer, this is a perfect place to unwind with a coffee or ice cream or sweet treat. It's particularly good with children and when sunny, you can sit outside on the terrace. I have come here for about four years every summer now and used to be very impressed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2013
Mscoachbeth
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London, United Kingdom
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15 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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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Fribourg, Switzerland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Burnaby, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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Saskatoon, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

Free wifi, comfy place and good coffee! I visited with family and its child friendly. Would visit again!

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I really love the common and in the summer, this is a perfect place to unwind with a coffee or ice cream or sweet treat. It's particularly good with children and when sunny, you can sit outside on the terrace. I have come here for about four years every summer now and used to be very impressed with the service... More 

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Utah
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We stopped in on a foodie walking tour and were given a sample of their oatcake. It looked dry and like something I would never select on my own... Instead, it was flavorful, delicious, and I would have loved to stay with a cup of hot cocoa and a little sit-down-and-read-a-book time... It just has that vibe. The owner is... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

this coffee shop bakes their pastries, cookies and muffins on site using natural ingredients ( read REAL butter). They are a big proponent of the buy local theme in Halifax. They also have great coffees, soups and wraps. Best date squares in Halifax. They also carry a selection of their Sugah! chocolate bars and italian sodas

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Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

These cafes are great for a morning snack or lunch. Good coffees and specialty drinks and giant muffins; innovative sandwiches

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Stratford, Canada
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32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

wonderful espresso drinks, made with care and skill.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2009

and their frittatas are yummy!

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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: Coffee Shop
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?