Coffee Bar and Regimental Shop

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Coffee Bar – Serving up a slice of history!

The Halifax Citadel Coffee Bar is open daily to serve you.

The scent is unmistakable. It’s freshly brewed coffee, and the aroma alone is enough to perk you up. Follow it and you’ll find the Halifax Citadel Coffee Bar and Soldier’s Library - a warm, welcoming café with a distinctly 19th century flavour.

Tucked away in the historic Cavalier Building of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, this used to be the library for the soldiers of the 78th Highland Regiment. Today it’s transformed into a cozy, relaxing space where tasty refreshments are the order of the day. And the only hint of its past life is the books that line the shelves.

Come in. Take a seat. Enjoy one of our light, delightful lunches, or our delicious home-style sweets.

Coffee Bar menu

GF – Gluten free | V – Vegan | VEG – Vegetarian

Hot meals are served with French Fries or kettle chips.

Ask for dessert selection from our display.

Caesar salad $13
Heart of romaine, creamy garlic Caesar dressing, Grana Padano, topped with bacon bits.

Spinach n'berries (GF) $14
Baby spinach, local greens, apple cider vinaigrette, JD Shore Gold Rum, compressed valley apple, blueberry, strawberries, granola, garnished with goat cheese.
Add protein to any salad: Roast chicken breast or fried chicken $8

Samosa (VEG, V) $10
Crispy pastry, potato, peas, cilantro chutney.

Chicken nuggets $13
6 pieces with plum or ranch sauce.

Maritime seafood chowder – cup $9, bowl $18

Soup of the day – cup $5, bowl $12

Fish & chips $16
5oz beer batter fried haddock comes with tartar sauce and coleslaw.

Classic smash burger $15
7oz smashed beef patties, cheddar, caramelized onion, bacon, iceberg lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles, on a delicious toasted brioche bun.

Roast chicken club panini $14
Shredded roast chicken, bacon, cheddar, iceberg lettuce, tomato, onion aioli, sourdough.

Falafel tabbouleh salad wrap panini (VEG) $13
Tortilla wrap, tomato, hummus, lettuce, and jalapeno tzatziki.

Butter chicken $15
Tender chicken, makhani gravy, cumin rice, naan, raita, cilantro and papadum.

Grab and Go selection

Chicken Salad Wrap $8

Pulled Pork Sandwich $8

Ham & Cheese Sandwich $8

Turkey Bacon Sandwich $9

Roast Beef Sandwich $8

Fruit Salad $5

Bottled Water, Pop, Juice, Milk – various prices

Sandwich selection may vary.

Regimental Shop – Souvenirs, gifts, and more!

The Regimental Shop is open daily from May to October.

Step inside the Halifax Citadel Regimental Shop and you’ll find a little piece of history waiting for you. Find a treasure trove of items celebrating Halifax’s proud military heritage, from t-shirts and ornaments to books and postcards.

The Halifax Citadel Society runs the Regimental Shop, and proceeds from all sales support the living history program at the Halifax Citadel. 

Contact: 902-423-0907

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