Yes, it's cheap, but the name actually comes from an open market that once occupied this street, named after a similar market in London. The cheerful and lively Cheapside Café is tucked inside the Provincial Building, one of two structures housing the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. The interior is almost like a little museum, with its fun artwork on the walls and table settings. The daily card of soups and sandwiches might feature choices like chicken breast with avocado and mango chutney, roast beef with fried onions, or smoked salmon served with an egg pancake and asparagus. Other daily fare might include jerk pork, pasta primavera, fish cakes, Thai chicken salads with peanut sauce, quiche, poached salmon, and cold open-faced shrimp sandwiches. Desserts are delicious -- especially notable is the Cheapside Café torte, with its hazelnut crunch.
- © Frommer's 2013
- tel: 902/425-4494
- 1723 Hollis St
- Inside the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
- Halifax, NS B3J 1V9
- Tues-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun noon-5pm
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