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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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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 18:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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109 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Pavia is by far the best coffee in the city in my humble opinion. The drinks are really delicious and creamy <3. The coffee comes from a small town in Italy and all the ingredients they use are from local vendors in Nova Scotia. We used to drive up to Herring Cove when they started and now enjoy visiting them... More 

Thank Karla C
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Had a quick lunch in both the Art Gallery and the Central Halifax Library locations. Both times, found the services good and sandwich tasty. What can beat having a break inside the gallery and library with excellent food and coffee. If you are in the library area, make sure you take a break with a cup of coffee and take... More 

Thank bingo2008
Neath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

During our family vacation in Nova Scotia in July 2016 we stayed in Herring Cove, a pretty village a short drive to the south west of Halifax. The Pavia Gallery Espresso Bar & Cafe is on the junction of the 349 and the turn-off to Herring Cove so is easy to find, has adequate parking, and offers a range of... More 

Thank TonnaSteve
Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

There are several locations. The Halifax Central Library location is quite nice as it includes a rooftop patio. Pavia is a nice locally owned business, which sells a superior product. I will avoid S.B and T.H. and always go to Pavia. The blueberry tea is amazing.

Thank nwaynesworld
Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

My love affair with Pavia Gallery began years ago with the original location in Herring Cove. Being a original Purcells Cove girl, it was very special to have a wonderful little place like this in our backyard. I have watched Pavia grow in to one of the most beloved cafes in Halifax, opening locations in both the Central Library and... More 

Thank Julia D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Canadian, Italian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor 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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