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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: Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, 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.
Fort Mcmurray
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“Nice surprise”
Reviewed 19 August 2013 via mobile

I wasn't sure but despite being warm out decided to have mocha - OMG I was not dissapointed! One if the best I've had in travels saying alot - if u like java & good palate with baked goods U better check it out & even if bit big my kid adored their cookies & she is cookie connoisseur ;)

  • Visited August 2013
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Halifax
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“The best coffee in Halifax!!!”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

We went for a walk in a park on Sunday and then drove out to Pavia for coffee! We are always greeted when we arrive and the food looks (and is ) delicious! We had an espresso and a cappuccino and a superb muffin and a biscotti. Sat on the little deck in the shade as it was warm. Enjoyed chatting with Christopher (a co-owner) and really enjoyed the coffee. The espresso was followed by a second it was that good!!! Great place to go!

  • Visited August 2013
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Halifax, Canada
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Perfection”
Reviewed 14 July 2013

I travel all the way from Prospect to get a taste of Europe in Pavia. Not only is the food and coffee expertly prepared but the art hanging on the walls is superb. Why go downtown and face traffic and parking, when you can spend a delightful afternoon sipping lattes at Pavia.

  • Visited June 2013
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Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
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“A Cafe to Remember”
Reviewed 7 April 2013

Pavia, what a real find! The food was superb and the experience was complimented by the friendly and attentive staff. My experience was so great that I have since returned twice with friends from the City proper to introduce them to the Cafe. They too have been impressed. The ambience is made calm with the casual decor and the beautiful art displayed on the walls. I can't wait until my next visit to make another selection from the varied menu....and the desserts! well, I eat one there and take one home! Thank you so much for providing such a quaint and delicious Cafe for our enjoyment! See you soon!

  • Visited February 2013
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful coffee, food, service, & atmosphere”
Reviewed 6 April 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
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