Pumpkin spice lovers rejoice! The weather has cooled down, we’ve dug out our cozy sweaters, and the sweet smell of fall baking has filled our neighbourhood cafes. Fall is finally here! To help get you started on your fall foodie bucket list, we’ve compiled a list of some of the yummiest seasonal treats that you’ve gotta try in Halifax.
Pane e Circo has two locations in Downtown Halifax and offers incredible Italian charcuterie, breads, handmade pasta, sauces, and desserts.
This exquisite Pumpkin Cheesecake is giving us all the fall feels!
- The Doyle – 1515 Queen Street, Halifax
- Bishop’s Landing – 1475 Lower Water St, Halifax
- The Doyle: Monday – Sunday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Bishop’s Landing: Monday – Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
This Lower Sackville cafe serves delicious craft coffee, baked treats, and donuts. You can always count on them to have the yummiest seasonal drinks: Pumpkin Spice Lattes, The Sweet Local, the Spicy Chai and Regular Chai. Available hot or iced!
Location: 833 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville
- Monday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Tuesday – Friday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Odell’s knows that you shouldn’t have to miss out on yummy fall treats if you’re gluten sensitive/intolerant. This dedicated gluten-free bakery, restaurant, and cafe in Halifax serves delicious baked goods all year-round but we’re drooling over their seasonal items!
Our fall treat picks:
- Muffins: Pumpkin (pictured below), Apple Spice, and Cinnamon Streusel
- Biscuits: Cinnamon
- Cookies: Pecan Chocolate Chunk
- Squares: Maple Butter Tart Squares, Pecan Bars
- Pies: Apple, Pecan, and Pumpkin
Location: 30 Farnham Gate Rd, Halifax
- Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Layers Cupcakes is a fan-favourite sweet treat spot in Downtown Halifax. Their seasonal fall flavour is Caramel Apple Crumble (yum!) and they also have a Cinnamon Bun flavour on their everyday menu.
Be sure to check their online menu for weekly flavour announcements.
Location: 1276 Barrington St, Halifax
Hours: Thursday – Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This tricked out school bus sells fresh, ol’ fashioned cake donuts in a variety of yummy flavours. We highly recommend trying their Cinnamon Apple and Caramel Apple flavours for the perfect fall comfort snack!
Location/Hours: This spot is on wheels so they’re always on the move! Be sure to check out their location and hours for the day on their Instagram page.
Stone Hearth Bakery is a work-skills training program that aims to improve the livelihood of individuals facing persistent barriers to employment. Their cafe serves a variety of brunch and lunch items made with local ingredients along with fresh bread from the multi-award winning Stone Hearth Bakery.
Our fall treat picks:
- Cinnamon Raisin Pan Loaves
- Ginger Cookies
- Cinnamon Rolls
Location: 1000 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cafe Goodluck offers fresh baked goods, coffee, produce, take-home meals and homemade ice cream in Downtown Dartmouth. This area is one of our favourite places to visit in the fall, especially when you can get your hands on yummy fall drinks like PSLs and Maple Cinnamon Lattes topped with Cinnamon Toast Crunch!
Location: 145 Portland St, Dartmouth
Hours: Daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sweet Hereafter is an artisan cheesecake shop and cafe located on bustling Quinpool Road. They have so many delicious seasonal flavours to try including Maple Pumpkin, GF Pumpkin Spice Latte, and Autumn Apple (pictured below).
Be sure to check their website to see what cheesecake flavours are available today!
Location: 6148 Quinpool Rd, Halifax
- Tuesday – Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Thursday – Saturday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Edible Matters is a family-owned, and operated restaurant, bakery, and pantry located in Hammonds Plains. They have the perfect seasonal treats to bring to your next potluck or friendsgiving dinner, including these adorable pumpkin pie tarts!
Location: 1345 Hammonds Plains Road, Hammonds Plains
- Kitchen: Sunday & Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Brunch: Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Store: Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Who says you can’t enjoy soft serve in the fall?! Dairy Bar is a seasonal ice cream stand that offers kooky soft serve flavours, sundaes, and cool drinks.
They have some delicious fall ice cream flavours on the go right now including Pumpkin Spice, Mexican Chocolate, and Graham Cracker & Chocolate Twist (which can be made into this incredible S’more Please Sundae!)
Location: Nestled in the Stillwell Beergarden (corner of Spring Garden Rd and South Park St)
Hours: Daily from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. (weather permitting)
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