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The Old Apothecary

1549 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z4, Canada
+1 902-423-1500
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
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1549 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z4, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I love this place. The coffee is delicious and dripped right in front of you. I bought a pastry to eat with my coffee. Love it. The atmosphere is funky and hip and you can see the baking area right there in the store. Highly...More

Thank jezebeljojo
Reviewed 12 January 2018

I only stop in to have this brownie, it is AMAZING!!! I tell everyone I know to go here for it. Now that I changed work locations I don't get by as much but when I do I savour the moment.

Thank mwoodreid
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Pastries and baked items are a treat. We tried the fruit filled, bear claw, and pe5it pain au chocolate. Prices a re a bargain and it is possible to have a platter full, perhaps better described as a tasting platter, without breaking the bank. Best...More

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Definitely the best bread and pastries in the city! The Phil and Sebastian coffee is also delicious! It’s often busy but staff are fast and friendly and the line never takes too long! Love this place! The sourdough bread is delicious!

Thank Natalie C
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Their pastry that looks like a cinnamon roll is made of croissant dough with layers of nuts : - ). Best I've tasted. Their date pudding is nestled in a dreamy caramel sauce.

Thank Teresa L
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We stumbled on this place as it was close to the Prince George Hotel. The "pour through coffee" is excellent. Plus you can go crazy with their yummy pastries. croissants and danish for breakfast. Other sweets during the day. Go upstairs and hang out and...More

Thank RoBertie
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Went for a morning walk and came across this bakery because the smells were so delicious! Had a dark roast coffee and a pastry with pecans and raisins. The pastry was light, delicate and flavourful. Sat on a stool at the glass and watched the...More

Thank Carol P
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a dessert place after lunch, being Sunday, lots of places are closed so we decided to go for a walk, we were happy to see it was opened. The owner and her daughter were very busy because of a private event...More

Thank Lucie L
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We only visited the Old Apothecary bakery on one of our last days in Halifax. We really enjoyed the pastries but equally the ambiance. Very unique. We ordered coffees and some pastries at around tea time in the afternoon. For me this is a must...More

Thank Andreas I
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Loved their variety of produce. They have different products everyday. I am a big fan of pastries and theirs are to die for.

Thank Talbott D
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1549 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-423-1500
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