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Café Lunette, Halifax, NS

Café Lunette

4.6
4.6
988 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
French
Café by day, bistro by night, this Parisian-inspired eatery will play host to morning coffee and pastries, business lunches, date nights, weekend brunch and everything in between. The menu will feature a greatest hits list of timeless French dishes, a selection of classic cocktails and wines, as well as a standout viennoiserie that will offer a rich variety of baked goods.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 39 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    French, Breakfast, Contemporary French
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (902) 334-1300
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Vanessa Belanger
  • Neighbourhood
    Halifax
  • Cross Street
    George St and Lower Water St
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Water St Terminal
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Apero Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Consider it the perfect way to end your day and start your night. Come and enjoy our daily Apero Hour from 3–6pm, #souslalune. Apero Hour includes 50% off select bottles of wines, $10 glasses of bubbles, and $12 classic cocktails.

    Apero Hour photo
  • Weekend Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.,Sat - 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Visit us on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am–3pm to grab a coffee and pastry from our counter, or enjoy a long and lazy sit-down brunch. Looking for something sweet? Enjoy our decadent pastries or dishes like our Sweet Chocolate Crêpe and PB & J Pain Perdu. For those with a savoury desire, indulge in Parisian-inspired fare like Béarnaise Oeufs en Cocotte, Oeuf & Jambon, or a Butty Croissantwich.

What 988 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Great for brunch

  • Nova Scotia

    Great for brunch

  • Nova Scotia

    Most Booked

988 Reviews
  1. ToniW

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my second time at Café Lunette and my families first. The noise level was off the charts. It was very difficult to hear any conversation or what the server was saying. The service was good not great. Food wise, the Caesar salad was disappointing. I thought for a French restaurant it would be much better. The chicken liver parfait was also OK, but it comes with such tiny pieces of bread that we had to order extra bread to finish it, the brunch items we ordered were good. Creme brûlée for dessert was excellent. Brunch for a family of four with tip was $300

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  2. LeanneM

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible, top notch all the way! A must visit place in halifax!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Magnifique! The perfect place for a quiet gathering, no matter the celebration. Food was excellent, staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Will definitely be back!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal and coffee were excellent as well as our server, he did a great job. The food was hot and delicious. I will definitely go back.

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  5. JillM

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cafe Lunette was wonderful! Despite a slight glitch with the entrees, staff went above and beyond to ensure our dining experience was memorable - and it was! Highly recommend

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Rated as one of the worst meals of my life despite attentive service + lovely decor. I had the chicken confit, which I ate in spite of what my gut was telling me - it was a bad choice. Incredibly heavily salted, ended up sick all night from salt toxicity (I’m a physician, so I know the drill). If Cafe Lunette keeps preparing food excessively salted like this, they’re going to make some people very sick. My friend’s wildly expensive hamburger ($24) was dry + lacked flavour. Our shared mussels + fries were tasty but that is where any good starts + stops.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. I little pricey. Great service and very authentic French cuisine.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wowowowowow this was an amazing experience! I went with my mom for a bday brunch and the ambience was incredible. So cute in there!! We had tea and coffee and two super tasty breakfasts. They could even do mine gluten free as I have a gluten allergy. Was a fabulous time! I will be back!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot with cool vibe. Only issue was my friend’s crepe was overcooked to the point of almost burnt and my croissant was over toasted and hard. The other meal was enjoyed.

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  10. MicaelH

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. We are going again for Brunch.

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  11. Monica

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    French onion soup was really nice. Veal broth made it taste quite lavish. I had the Carbonara which was good but not a traditional carbonara. It was quite cheesy and a bit too much salt. It did have a bacon overall taste but not your traditional aglio e olio sauce. Crisp up that guanciale!! Friend had the burger and she said it was awesome.

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  12. CynthiaM

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favourite restaurant in Halifax. It’s world class cuisine and service. An absolute delight.

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  13. MeganK

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had an excellent meal at Cafe Lunette. The French onion soup was one of the best I’ve had and the service provided by Logan was perfect. I will definitely be back again when in Halifax!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service isn’t the best although staff is very nice. Server took a long time to come to the table. A bit too chatty at times.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service and food was excellent! The constant humming from the ventilation equipment was loud and disruptive. Unlikely to go again.

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  16. hwbjsb

    Atlantic Canada

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all round - service, atmosphere, music in the background, staff, server and the food absolutely delicious!

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  17. EatDrinkBeMerry

    London

    30 reviews

    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had great food, drank water, and shared a dessert and our total was over $100. for lunch. Wait staff were all great and the ambiance was French and fun- music, decor, etc. Had we gone for a glass of wine and desserts each, we would have been well over $150 for salad and burger!! The line cook was eating a sandwich while cooking in the open kitchen… while preparing food which was a bit off putting. Sure eat, but take 5 or 10 to do so, and don’t do it over food prep for guests. Nice lunch, but questionable value for money.

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  18. MaudeD

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great experience through and through. The server, Aldo, was incredibly attentive to our needs! He’s a keeper! We really liked the happy hour specials.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. I will definitely make a trip back again to try some of their other menu.

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  20. eatingoodgirl18

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and ambiance was wonderful, the french onion soup was the highlight of our meal.

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  21. GraceF

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance, good menu, customer service ok, I wasn't greeted with a smile. Ordered steak and frittes, it was delicious, also ordered the Nicoise salad and I wasn't overly impressed as it was manly a spring salad mix with some dead lettuce leaves.

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  22. AbigailH

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came here for my nineteenth birthday dinner and the staff were amazing. The waitress who served our table was incredibly kind and made my birthday so much sweeter! Thank you Café Lunette 💗

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  23. MarcL

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and a pretty good wine selection as well

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  24. FleurB

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This will be my second time at Cafe Lunette and it did not disappoint. The atmosphere creates a welcoming, relaxed fine dining experience. The food was scrumptious and service were exceptional. Price is on the higher side but the experience is well worth orth it especially if you try it during dine around Halifax. Highly recommend.

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  25. JanetD

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant. The ambience is terrific..reminds me of local bistros in Paris

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  26. Julia

    Atlantic Canada

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely time! The food and drinks were incredible, and our waiter Aldo was extremely kind and accommodating. Our favorite date spot!

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  27. ClareB

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No doubt that decor and design at Lunette adds a little magic to the brunch experience. Our server was great, coffee and beverages lovely. However, our foodie experience could have been taken to another level with a little more exploration around seasoning and flavour. The potato rosti was curiously unpotato-like.

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  28. JericoV

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was exceptional! More success to the business.

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  29. Jillian

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely bistro, delicious French onion soup. Candlesticks were a nice touch.

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  30. Halifaxdiner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve been here quite a few times and enjoyed immensely and I also recommend to my friends all the time. However, the dine around menu was very disappointing and we were not impressed at all. Although it looked quite appetizing when served, we didn’t eat most of the food we ordered due to taste even though we were starving. The service and ambiance were excellent as usual, which is why my rating is in the middle. Just super disappointed and would have preferred to get something off the main menu if I knew it would have been such a miss.

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  31. CharleneK

    Atlantic Canada

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the dine around menu, also called A Tour of France. The Brussels sprouts salad had large piece of tough Brussels sprouts. The main, a ham and endive ?casserole really wasn't very good. We were told it had large slices of ham layered with endive and bechamel but when it arrived it was minced ?ham. Really didn't care for it. The dessert, surprisingly, was very large. Two large crepes. It was good. Although our group arrived at 5:30 and by 6:00 I asked if we could place our order, it was closer to 6:20 before he started. The courses did come out quickly. They refilled the water, a lot. Almost intrusive by times. This is my third time to Cafe Lunette. Can't say as I'm a fan.

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  32. AhmadS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal food with great ambiance. Would recommend for date night or celebrations

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch! Such a perfect dining experience! The espresso martinis are to die and the brunch is phenomenal!

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  34. LocalLiving

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very friendly and the food was good, but the overall ambiance was not consistent with the price point. Tables were cramped and be set close together, pot-light lighting a bit harsh and overall a bit loud.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extremely pleased with this restaurant. Food was delicious, beautiful ambience and decor, great location and service was second to none. Can’t wait to go back to Halifax to go there again !

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  36. RachelM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful experience! We braved an epic snowstorm to make our reservation and it was completely worth it. The dining room was beautiful, the food was exquisite, and our service was top notch. Cannot recommend enough!

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  37. Jessica

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great brunch at Café Lunette! The service was great, all staff were very friendly and attentive. I had the avocado toast ("Toast à l'avocat"), which was unlike any avocado toast I've had before. It was delicious. The ambiance also great! Interior decor was beautiful and very cozy despite the winter weather outside. Overall, a great experience and I look forward to going back.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's an outstanding experience that have a such feast near the narrows of Halifax. Great service and will go back again.

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  39. LeslieG

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the ambience and the vibe. The service was solid. The wines list is great, coffees and desserts are well made. I have come on a number of occasions as I want to give it lots of chances. Yet I keep having the same poor food quality experience for my main. It's simply not flavorful, nor does it seem crafted or served with care from the kitchen. It's overpriced for what you get. I'm sorry to say I am not sure I will be back.

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  40. JCaaaaa

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, there is a good variety on the menu

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FAQs

Café Lunette is rated 4.6 stars by 988 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 39 times today
Google Map for Café Lunette

160-1741 Lower Water Street, Halifax, NS B3J 0J2

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    George St and Lower Water St
  • Neighbourhood
    Halifax
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    French, Breakfast, Contemporary French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Water St Terminal
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Vanessa Belanger
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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