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Uncommon Grounds

South End
Cafe, Canadian
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1030 South Park St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-431-3101
07:00 - 22:00
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Halifax Region, Canada
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a coffee and a bit of atmosphere. I had a Latte that was OK. My wife got a Café Mocha that was basically unflavored colored water. The guy behind the counter was void of personality and just looked at me when I placed my order. No hello, no acknowledgement, no thank you, no anything. Not really impressed... More 

Thank Brad S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Great coffee, tasty food, the energy is wonderful and the staff are friendly aswell. Will be coming back again whenever I'm in the area!

Thank Samantha M
Durham, England, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely waitress , superb atmosphere and they even have a chess set so presumably if you are that way minded you can dive in. It's the sort of place where people linger. I wrote in my journal and watched the rain pour down.A haven.

Thank Elizabeth G
Ottawa, Canada
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We stopped into Uncommon Grounds while wandering along South Park Street on our way to Point Pleasant Park. The atmosphere and decor are kind of neat. The cafe is actually below street level, but there are enough windows to make it bright. There are lots of tables and chairs, as well as a few comfy sofas for relaxing. I had... More 

Thank Andyshoes
Calgary, AB
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160 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

My wife and I enjoyed the coffee so much we went back for more later on. The muffins and panini sandwiches we had were good and fresh. Staff person was great -- friendly and efficient. Although we didn't stay long, it seemed a quiet, relaxing place. The only downside was the price -- a bit more than I'd expect to... More 

Thank yycyycyyc
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Coffee is fantastic. Will be stopping by again for sure. Great walk to get there from downtown, lots of historic houses.

Thank avagohn
Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

The notoriety of this place is what keeps them going. The coffee isn't the best, food is bland and massively over-priced. If you love local there are heaps of other food businesses and coffee shops close by that are doing it better.

Thank 385markandrewh
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Such a great place to have a (local) coffee and relax! I always go there for coffee and a quiet place to do some work. If you are looking for a treat to accompany your coffee then I recommend any of the scones- yum!

Thank Meg0011
Halifax, Canada
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1,134 reviews
483 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,610 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Hard to find a place to sit with all the students using the WIFI but service was good and the coffee very hot. Agree that the bathrooms need a little more attention.

1 Thank dgg123
The Maritimes
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Super friendly staff, and delicious chai tea latte! They have outdoor picnic tables for when it gets warm

Thank NYCtraveller09

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1030 South Park St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 902-431-3101

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?