Kaleigh Burns and Heman Lee are breakfast champions.
The Toronto pair are the latest to land on Halifax's food scene, and they're currently hacking away at 2394 Robie Street—behind the mysterious brown papered windows at the former jane's on the common—reimagining the space that will bring us all-day breakfast this September, courtesy of Robie Street Station.
"We've had a lot of really good food in our life and we're trying to bring it to Halifax," says Burns. "You'll see some Vietnamese inspiration, some Mexican inspiration, but overall, at the end of the day it's still breakfast. It's your home, hearty stuff with a bit of a twist. It's the most important meal of the day so we'll be serving it all day."
She and Lee may be newbies to Halifax, but not Nova Scotia. Four years ago they up and moved to New Glasgow to help some college buddies of theirs open BaKED, a now popular cafe in Pictou County. "When the dust settled it was kind of like, OK we've got to go figure out what we're going to do now," says Burns. After some travelling and working, and time back in Toronto, they settled on returning to the east coast.
Not only will Robie Street Station serve a globally-influenced breaky with a relaxed, diner-esque vibe, Burns and Lee will also take over the next door nook (formerly jane's next door) for a sister cafe, Robie Street Express, which will focus on coffee and baked goods to go.
“At the end of the day we just want to get people good food, good drinks,” says Burns. “And we want to get it to them on their time.”