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“Worth the wait!”
Review of The Coastal Cafe

The Coastal Cafe
Ranked #31 of 742 Restaurants in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Coastal Cafe is by far the best place for breakfast/brunch in Halifax right now. Their selection of delicious and unique breakfast concoctions is unlike anything else you will find locally, and their coffee is one of the best I've had in town. This is a place where you'll find yourself feeling adventurous and ordering something completely off the wall - no fried-eggs-and-bacon-special here. Instead, try peanut butter waffles with bananas and bacon and maple syrup... *drool*. The amazing food and decent prices make up for the fact that you must wait in line to order at the counter. As well, remember that you often have to wait for seating, so bring a book and be patient...and perhaps be prepared to walk a few blocks, as parking is far from plentiful. Two peanut butter-covered thumbs up from me! :)

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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Step out of your breakfast comfort zone at The Coastal Cafe. The breakfast menu is superb, fresh and interesting. It is so good that it gets five stars despite the following problems: no parking, limitted seating, strange location, no table service (have to order at counter), hippie vibe, and odd odour from the old building. Hell, that is alot of criticism yet I still rank it 5 stars.... sometimes it is just about the food.

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2  Thank Shrekman1969
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Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

Looking at many reviews I saw the coastal cafe ranked high with Janes on the common. Both restaurants are on Robie st. Brunch at coastal was way better! I had the Elvis waffle sandwich with peanut butter bacon banana and maple syrup. The only thing it lacks is the minimal amount of space inside. You can't bring a big group. You place your order and pay at the counter. A two max four people seating is ideal. Otherwise janes is better for waiter service and accommodating more ppl.

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2  Thank S24666
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

I went there on a Sat morning and it was very busy. We did not have to wait too long for a table. The place is way too little and I really hope they can expand some day. Waiting for a table was awkward because we seem to be in the way while we waited.The food was soooo good though. I had the breakfast of champignons which was two eggs , excellent bread, mushrooms, and truffles. The food was fresh and well cooked. The menu was creative and well thought out.

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1  Thank hotcandie6
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Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

Read the menu, order your meal, pick up your coffee, hang out and people watch til a table is free. Inventive use of seasonal foods, generous helpings and a most satisfying meal in a quirky, active setting. Love it!

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1  Thank LRR_11
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