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Pavia Gallery ~ Espresso Bar & Cafe

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995 Herring Cove Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3V 1H2, Canada
+1 902-407-4008
07:00 - 18:00
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I absolutely love that this is built into the library. Today was a foggy/chilly day and nothing called better than a day with a book and a latte overlooking halifax from the comfy chairs in the library (- the cafe area was beautiful too but full when I visited). The latte was delicious, pretty, average priced, and above all, served... More 

Thank Koral B
Nova Scotia
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271 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I don't even like coffee!! They have nice teas and snacks. Good location in the Halifax Central Library. Support local business. Much better than that overpriced place from Seattle!!

Thank nwaynesworld
Halifax, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Looking for a great downtown spot for lunch? Today I walked into Pavia at the Art Gallery of NS and ordered soup and half a sandwich. (tomato soup and mushroom panini) For such a simple order I was delighted to see homemade elements and great flavour. Lunch was $8.85 + tax

Thank jjs004
Halifax, Canada
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132 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

While the Halifax Central Library is a delightful place to browse and read, it is also a delightful spot for lunch. Pavia's cafe is in two locations, one just inside the main door on the street level, and the one I enjoy more, the cafe on the 5th floor, where you can see a panoramic view of the city and... More 

Thank Kaye007
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I discovered Pavia Gallery with its delightful coffee and food some years ago. Now it is one of my favorites. I have been there several times in the past six months and I always order Cafe Latte and I just love this delightful warm drink. Usually, I order some food. I like the variety of sweets, sandwiches, and soup. It... More 

Thank Ruth C
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Always a pleasure to come here. Beautiful artwork and love it. Owners are always great and food and coffee is always top shelf.

Thank Broski82
Halifax, Canada
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I don't need to waste a lot of your time reading or my time writing this review - just go to Pavia. If you're looking for chic, modern, bright decor, fabulous fresh food, an art gallery that features interesting, local artists and possibly Halifax's best coffee/espresso drinks, just go. You won't be disappointed. The co-owner, Chris Webb, is also an... More 

Thank RFGilbert
Napier, New Zealand
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I had coffee and a biscuit with a friend at the Herring Bay cafe. The biscuits, though excellent were dramatically different in size. The coffee looked good but the milk was not stretch cheddar as much as it was in the Pavia Library cafe. Decore and service were wonderful. Well worth a visit.

Thank MasterMax_11
Nova Scotia
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116 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I had heard and read so many great things about this establishment and all are true. Great food and great service!

Thank Athina078
London, Canada
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

In this area of town the dining scene seems to be dominated by fast food, and this is like an oasis in the food desert. It is small, and can be noisy, with a limited menu. All food is made on the premises, is fresh, imaginative, and well presented. The curried cauliflower soup was delicious and with half a sandwich... More 

Thank Ken M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Cafe, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 995 Herring Cove Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3V 1H2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-407-4008
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.

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