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The Middle Spoon Desserterie & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown Halifax
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1559 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z7, Canada
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The dessert tasted lovely and the cocktails were average but I'd say overall this place missed the mark somehow. It lacked atmosphere and the decor is quite average. I feel like this could have been really exciting for dessert fans but it just didn't quite live up to it.

Thank Kathryn S
Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting selection of cocktails, nothing too crazy but they seemed to put some effort into their menu. It isn't a snobby cocktail bar and is very approachable. I only had one drink and it was made to my liking. Not too watered down. Had the Toffee pudding, it was delicious. The atmosphere is great, kind of a darker place, would... More 

Thank Gohightide
Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went downstairs for a more intimate setting, the desert was amazing, and big enough to share. Service was very friendly. Very nice atmosphere.

Thank Joders13
Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I tried the cheesecake here and expected it would tasted homemade, but It tasted quite similar to frozen cheese cake at supermarket to me. I would still give 3 stars for this restaurant because of the nice decoration and atmosphere.

Thank Alex M
Aarhus, Denmark
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love chocolate and drinks - then visit the middel spoon. Very helpful and smiling waitress. Had a great time here

Thank Gitte P
Edmundston, Canada
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

A mix and match dessert place that will accommodate any sweet tooth desire. Any topping can go on any dessert. Cardamom Carrot cake, peanut butter pie, etc, etc. Very tasty. All made-in-house desserts! The only reason for the average rating is the lack of a dessert display case for us visual food junkies.

Thank ktopo
Oromocto, Canada
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

We came here on a Friday evening around 830pm. It was rather full but managed to find a table for 2. We ordered the taffy pudding with spiced hot chocolate and the pudding was to die for, warm and so fresh and so delicious. They pair drinks to the dessert and it makes it easier to try new drinks. Highly... More 

Thank Claude B
Richmond, Virginia
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

very interesting cocktails with witty names and accurate descriptions. The menu offered both sweet and savory snacks

Thank GrillyGirl
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

I was at both the middle spoon and the secret bar. The desserts are fabulous. Over the last few months tried pretty much everything on the menu. Totally loved it! The staff was unconcerned about allergy requirements, which is a cause of concern.

Thank harithakyanam
Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here after dinner on the harbour for dessert. We were not disappointed. There are some pretty creative cocktails but let me tell you...the desserts were fantastic! I had the peanut butter pie and it was as amazing as it sounds! It had a cozy atmosphere and the staff was good. I recommend stopping in if you are... More 

Thank Terra222

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $9
Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1559 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
  • Phone Number: 19024074002

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