Dawn’s top coffee shops within walking distance of our Centre

Curated by Dawn Baldwin, Director of Sales


Dawn is a coffee connoisseur. She knows all the best places in Halifax to get the perfect caffeine fix to keep you fueled for your busy day ahead. Here are her top local spots to stop, sip, savour and power-up at!

  • Grab an Americano at Le French Fix, our next-door neighbor!
  • Stop in at Pavia Gallery Espresso Bar and Café. With two locations, one at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and one in our award-winning Halifax Central Library, you can choose between coffee and art or coffee and literature.
  • Want a baked good to go with that warm beverage? Indulge at The Old Apothecary Bakery & Café, just one street down from our Centre.
  • Situated along our Halifax waterfront, Smiling Goat Organic Espresso Bar will provide you with great service, scenery, and delicious food and drink options to put that craving to rest and bring your energy to life.

Bonus: If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, take a walk down the hill and hop on the ferry where you’ll float across our beautiful harbour to Alderney Landing. There, you can grab a coffee at Two If By Sea Café and stroll through the streets of Downtown Dartmouth!