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The Middle Spoon Desserterie & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown Halifax
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1559 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z7, Canada
+1 902-407-4002
16:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Wed 16:00 - 23:00
Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 01:00
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Halifax, Canada
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68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was pretty good - Had a lemon dessert that was light and quite nice. Everyone seems to like it there. Only thing is I would have preferred more tang to the lemon! Just personal preference though.

Thank MiloMiaReview
Halifax, NS, Canada
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147 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is a great spot in Bedford, nicely set up, a variety of seating styles. Service was prompt, but we had to ask to have our candle lit (candle was already on the table), and the waitress didn't seem too knowledgeable about the teas they had. They bring tea in tea pots, so with pots, cups, candle, and other things... More 

Thank mekesw
Halifax, Canada
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

The service was great and the dessert was very good! We had the strawberry cheesecake with extra whip cream and the chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream. Both were good but the lava cake was our favourite. The cheesecake was good but found it a tad salty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Their peanut butter pie is a light, not too sweet dessert. The chocolate lava cake done with peanut butter fixings is incredible but very sweet. Great ambiance throughout. It was too filling immediately after dinner, my only suggestion would be spend some time exploring downtown between your dinner and and your stop here for dessert. It is well worth the... More 

Thank Dan M
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

The food is insanely good. The sticky toffee pudding is beyond delicious, and the portion is generous. I believe friends have ordered other things, but this is what I get any time we go. The cocktails are outstanding, and I believe if you order the 'adult hot chocolate' you can earn the password to the speakeasy in the basement. Definitely... More 

Thank Jill A
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Saturday sure was a day to remember! My new husband and I tied the knot and we wanted to do something different to celebrate our BIG day. During our search for a space that would suit or style and what we were hoping to achieve in terms of a space where we could enjoy good drinks with good friends, we... More 

Thank Bobby V
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The dessert tasted lovely and the cocktails were average but I'd say overall this place missed the mark somehow. It lacked atmosphere and the decor is quite average. I feel like this could have been really exciting for dessert fans but it just didn't quite live up to it.

Thank Kathryn S
Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Interesting selection of cocktails, nothing too crazy but they seemed to put some effort into their menu. It isn't a snobby cocktail bar and is very approachable. I only had one drink and it was made to my liking. Not too watered down. Had the Toffee pudding, it was delicious. The atmosphere is great, kind of a darker place, would... More 

Thank Gohightide
Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We went downstairs for a more intimate setting, the desert was amazing, and big enough to share. Service was very friendly. Very nice atmosphere.

Thank Joders13
Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I tried the cheesecake here and expected it would tasted homemade, but It tasted quite similar to frozen cheese cake at supermarket to me. I would still give 3 stars for this restaurant because of the nice decoration and atmosphere.

Thank Alex M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$9
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1559 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-407-4002

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