The Truro-based coffee and donut chain’s first inroad into Halifax is already proving a success.
By Martin Bauman
It’s well past the morning rush when The Coast visits Aroma Maya Coffee + Donuts on a Friday. No matter...
Fortune Doughnut is closing—and reopening as Vandal Doughnuts
The sprinkle-coated switcheroo comes as the owners of Sea Smoke and the former Saké take the helm of both Halifax bakeries.
By Martin Bauman
Glitter Bean’s workers turn to crowdfunding to save queer-centric co-op cafe
The Spring Garden Road cafe says it’s facing “major financial losses” brought on by two years of COVID-19 restrictions and the rising cost of rent.
Au Liban brings haute Lebanese cuisine to Lower Water Street
The owner and chef duo behind La Piazza Ristorante is serving recipes straight from home in their new kitchen venture. And it’s damn good.
Good times are brewing at Stillwell’s newest taproom
The Halifax craft brewery sees its new hi-fi equipped space on Kempt Road as a vintage-inspired “listening bar.”
Mera Cafe + Bar is big on storytelling
The Barrington Street cafe’s co-owners aim to fill a void with locally-sourced dishes that are as much about highlighting the food’s producers as what ends up on the plate.
The original Ray’s Lebanese restaurant is closing after 42 years
Raymond Khattar, owner of the popular Burnside-based falafel hot spot, is ready to retire.
Coastal Cafe blames HRM planning for its closure
The cafe's owner feels the HRM pays little heed to small businesses. The HRM, meanwhile, has plans for a rapid bus corridor on Robie Street.
First look at Walter’s Snack Bar, downtown Halifax’s newest cocktail bar
The crew behind 2 Doors Down is serving up some seriously good drinks on Barrington Street.
Halifax stoner institution MaryJanes Smoke Shop reaches end of the roll
After 28 years in the bud business, the Halifax cannabis accessory store has closed its doors.
First look at Salt + Ash, downtown Halifax’s hottest new restaurant
The newest restaurant to open its doors in the Queen's Marque area focuses on live fire cooking.
By Jenn Lee
Good Robot’s opening a new space next to the Halifax Common—and the brewery wants your input
The North Park and Cornwallis site will be the brewery’s third location.
Halifax’s year in food was a whole smorgasbord
From a flood of new restaurants and cafes opening their doors to a citywide labour shortage, 2022 saw a bit of everything in Halifax’s food scene.
Take a look inside Halifax’s first barbershop on wheels
Mohammad Nabelsi arrived in Halifax as a refugee in 2019. With his new mobile business, he’s giving back by offering free haircuts to those in need.
Meet the 2SLGBTQ+ artists reshaping Halifax’s beauty industry
Beauty services have historically been gender-restrictive—but they shouldn’t be, trans and non-binary advocates argue.
How to beat Halifax’s sriracha shortage
Find these alternatives at your neighbourhood grocer
North end favourite Dee Dee’s Ice Cream is getting new owners
Founder Ditta Kasdan says she “could not have chosen better people” to carry on the beloved cafe’s legacy
By Kaija Jussinoja
The Tare Shop fundraiser takes off
The zero-waste shop has raised $37,000 and counting to keep its doors open.
By Victoria Walton
Convenience store owner Joe Thomeh retires after 46 years
But don’t worry, a new family is taking over the iconic Kwik-Way.
Propeller Arcade Bar is levelling up on fun
As restrictions ease, the Gottingen Street space plans live music, movie nights and wrestling matches.
By Morgan Mullin
NSLC starts selling Fumes papers in historic deal for a Black-owned business
Until now, Nova Scotia‘s liquor-and-cannabis corporation has never stocked products made by a local Black-owned company.
The Grand Parade podcast: HRM still not learning its lessons about road safety
By Martin Bauman and Matt Stickland
We asked: How would you solve journalism in Canada?
By Team Coast
Hartlen Point dispute between DND, environmental activists enters House of Commons
Province and city need to work together to solve child care crisis in HRM, says daycare director
By Lauren Phillips, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter