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Pavia Gallery ~ Espresso Bar & Cafe

995 Herring Cove Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3V 1H2, Canada
+1 902-407-4008
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“sandwiches” (8 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, Italian, Gluten Free Options
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995 Herring Cove Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3V 1H2, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had some free time before an appointment so decided to drive out to the Pavia Gallery. A nice circuit if you go out the Herring Cove Road and back in the Purcell's Cove Road A clean, bright, space. Quick, efficient, friendly...More

Thank Larry C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cafe has great sandwiches,desserts and wine. I when there with one of my girlfriends and we really enjoyed it. Food was excellent and the staff were very friendly and polite. Also have a great ice cream stand as well. This is ahidden gem ready....More

Thank Shelly B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little cafe is something you would expect to see in an urban setting, but it a hidden gem on the Herring Cove Road. It is such a treat to stop here when you are going for a Sunday drive or visiting the area. My...More

Thank HappyDory
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were quite surprised to find this wonderful oasis on the outskirts of the city. Fantastic quaility coffee, the macchiato was outstanding as was the granola cookie. We returned a second time for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the sandwiches. It certainly has my endorsement.

Thank 3Canuks
Reviewed 16 July 2017

The Central Halifax Library has two locations of the Pavia Cafe. One is just inside the main door on the street level, and one on the fifth floor. I naturally gravitate to the one on the 5th....less traffic and a wonderful view. "Sandwiches" are prepared...More

Thank Larry C
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This is a great place to stop for coffee or tea, and is convenient to the ice cream stand it sits behind.

Thank Jay R
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We stopped in here, very hungry, after a morning at the beach and a walk up to the nearby lighthouse. I had an excellent chai with my mushroom panini. My partner had a caprese panini with artichokes and an excellent basil pesto. Neither of us...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Amazing ginger cookie and a chocolate cupcake with lemon buttercream icing. Drove around the corner and watched the waves crash on the rocks......a perfect date with my wife.

Thank Wayne L
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

I absolutely love that this is built into the library. Today was a foggy/chilly day and nothing called better than a day with a book and a latte overlooking halifax from the comfy chairs in the library (- the cafe area was beautiful too but...More

Thank Koral B
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I don't even like coffee!! They have nice teas and snacks. Good location in the Halifax Central Library. Support local business. Much better than that overpriced place from Seattle!!

Thank nwaynesworld
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
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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
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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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