Common menu bar links

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Coffee Bar and Regimental Shop

Serving up a slice of history

Sweets at the coffee bar © Parks Canada

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. The Halifax Citadel Coffee Bar is open daily from May 7 to October 31 to serve you.

Souvenirs, gifts and more!

Regimental Shop © Parks Canada

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

The Regimental Shop is open daily from May to October. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Interac debit payments. 

Many shop products are available in the online regimental shop at

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



Coffee Bar and Regimental Shop Manager - (902) 423-0907