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Elle's Bistro

1678 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2A2, Canada
+1 902-446-3775
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“eggs benny” (10 reviews)
“latkes” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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LOCATION
1678 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2A2, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our daughter who lives in Halifax has been to Elle's many times since moving there. When visiting in June I said, "we need to do breakfast" and our daughter "marched" us through downtown and finally ending up here. We had a table near the front...More

Thank GlenMcKenzie1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Elle's a few times and have never been let down! The service is great, environment is friendly, and food incredible!! Since opening, it's quickly become a local favourite among many friends. Very confused to see any negative reviews for what is without...More

Thank Jonathan F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was astonished to see the negative review centred on the owners' son. I have had the pleasure of dining at Elle's well over a hundred times, and on the rare occasion their son has been there, he has been a delight. He is a...More

1  Thank Neil F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would first like to say that our server was delightful. She was super sweet and was sincerely apologetic when some of our party had to change up their order due to lack of bacon in the kitchen. The food was good...not fantastic, but good....More

Thank jebo80
planettame, Owner at Elle's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Something's wrong somewhere...so many assumptions and judgements! We are a small family restaurant. We were well underway of planning our restaurant when we found out we were pregnant. We take it a day at a time and do the best we can - I'm sure...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff but service under performed. Not sure if they were just too busy, but the medium poached eggs I ordered were hard and barely warmed so I ate them as a sandwich. My sweetie ordered standard bacon and eggs he said was “marginal” along...More

Thank dibdab99
planettame, Owner at Elle's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback - we were short staffed and it was much busier than we expected! Come try us again and see what it's really like - glad you enjoyed the coffee!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the vibe and idea of the place. It’s small twisty and bustling, with a feeling of a good ol’ diner. However with the business came service slow enough to lose a star. And then my fiancé is poached egg came way too undercooked...More

Thank Dean M
planettame, Owner at Elle's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to let us know of your experience! We were short staffed and it was much busier than expected! Come try us again and I'm sure you'll have a better experience :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great prices and quick and friendly service. This little bistro doesn't look like much from the outside but is definitely worth a stop. The prices are extremely affordable and the portions are huge.

Thank Alisiya G
planettame, Owner at Elle's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the love! Hope to see you again soon ;)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My Review of ELLE'S BISTRO (Halifax) In spite of the fact that they are often late opening the restaurant with a toddler in tow (that remains in the restaurant, sometimes in back where the food is being prepared) and that if you sit in the...More

1  Thank 2018TracyL2018
planettame, Owner at Elle's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for this revenge review. We were surprised when we saw you grab your stuff and storm off with your slurpy as we always thought you were a pleasant person. No outside food or drinks is our policy, the staff are trained to ask if...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The nearby hotel referred me to Elle's Bistro. I was expecting something different. It's small and busy but the service and food were quite average. Clientele seemed to be young college-age students mostly - probably because of the moderate prices and free wifi. Knowing what...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

They have eggs Halifax that is their version of eggs Benedict. However, it’s is eggs on a homemade biscuit covered in seafood chowder. I have never heard of it but it was absolutely amazing. Very well priced. Service was great and so fast; even though...More

1  Thank Jeff S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1678 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2A2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-446-3775
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