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“Wonderful coffee, food, service, & atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pavia Gallery ~ Espresso Bar & Cafe

Pavia Gallery ~ Espresso Bar & Cafe
Ranked #2 of 28 Coffee & Tea in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, Canadian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: PAVIA is a not only a contemporary fine art gallery that specializes in artists from Canada and Europe, it is also an exceptional European-inspired espresso bar that imports its beans directly from a Florentine micro-roastery. They also lead an annual tour of Italy. This year the pair is embarking on their 5th Italian Art & Cultural Excursion.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful coffee, food, service, & atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

Pavia is not only one of the single best places in Halifax for extra delicious coffee, latte's, espresso, and snacks, but the artwork they show in support of uber talented local artists is a joy to go peruse.

I personally know both of the owners and they are the sweetest, most kind, thoughtful, generous, and caring people I know. They are not pretentious, and the atmosphere is warm and inviting every time.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ryan C
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Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous cafe!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

This is a must visit - coffee selection is wonderful, great lunches and incredible desserts - hard to decide. I usually have a container to take home! Great service always with a smile and personal touch. Love the art work the owner brings in and creates himself - a wonderful family business. There is a patio - looking forward to the nice weather.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank KLW283
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Halifax, Canada
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Unbelievable!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

I have been looking for a restaurant like this since I moved to Halifax 2 yrs ago. As soon as you open the door, the smell entices you. The coffee was delicious and I also bought beans from Italy. The sandwich that I had was to die for - the cheese in it - unreal!! All of the staff were very friendly and the ambience was so relaxing. Great music being played too!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sherree V
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Halifax, NS
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Well worth the trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

This place is just lovely - amazing coffee, great baked goods and lunches, and always changing art work. They have a winning combo and its well worth the trip - on bus or by car - to Pavia.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank GeraniumGrower
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Halifax, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“I love Pavia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

The welcoming staff, the food, the coffee, the art, the atmosphere - they are all perfect. Whenever I have friends visiting, I always take them to Pavia and everyone wants to return.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank happytraveller253
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