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Open City, May 11th, $5 Takeout at both Humani-T locations

On May 11th, we’re celebrating Open City alongside I Love Local HFX.

Both Humani-T Cafe locations will be serving $5 takeout options. So come for lunch, and get dessert while you’re here!

Options (both $5):

Option #1: Vegan Chili + Ciabatta Bun
Option #2: Gelato + Chocolate Chip Cookie from our Bakery

Join our Facebook event page by clicking here.

More information about this event, from the I Love Local Halifax website:

For Open City we want you to try new things, to get out of your house – and maybe your comfort zone, and explore new tastes, new experiences, new culture, and meet new people.

How much more vibrant would our city be if just some of those take out meals were enjoyed actually in the restaurants, or in our parks, on our waterfront – instead of sitting in your house tweeting about it.

How much more vibrant would our city be if we didn’t go home at 9:00 – if we stayed out, walking the streets of your neighbourhood, listening to a jazz trio busking in Victoria Park.

How much more exciting would your kids find the trip to the Saturday market if afterwards they went for a picnic to Point Pleasant Park, or even McNab’s Island for the day.

How much richer would your life be if rather than reading a blog about art, you actually went to our galleries, makerspaces, or universities and experienced it in real-time.

So, it’s up to us to entertain you on May 11, but it’s up to you to come out and take part in as much as you can possibly squeeze into a day.

Back Door Takeout – Artist For A Day – Museum Deals – Shopping Deals – Entertainment

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Humani-T Art Reception on April 27th

On April 27th, from 1 – 3 pm, Humani-T Cafe’s Young Street location will host an art reception in its gallery upstairs. Please join us in meeting local artists, enjoying live music, and consuming delicious beverages.

Please join our event page here:

Local artists:

Christine Johnson ,MacInnes Barb Wornell, Liz Cole, Theresa Filtrate, Lise Pitre, Mirella Furlan, Penny Cameron, Alexandra Merkx-Jacques , Regan Zatelny, Jan Claes, Sandra Preeper, Edna Cherry, Valentina Kenny, Lyn Cleveland, Stacy , Ava Sampson, Katie Mann, Jean Macquarrie, Marilyn Mitchell Evans, Nana Shteinberg,Eman Rifaat Shirazi,
Debbie Mosher, Grace Luke, Athar Quershi.

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Dark Cherry Mocha

Dark cherry mocha

Cherries are one of the best fruits of early and late summer. Packed with antioxidants and sweet natural sugars to the pit, these juicy treats are perfect when paired with coffee’s rich flavor.  The recipe today is a great complement to cherry’s divine flavor. It’s the perfect beverage/dessert to tickle your fancy with whipped cream and a cherry on top.

Dark Cherry Mocha

Serves: 1


  • 12 oz. brewed Humani-T Organic Fair Trade ground coffee
  • 1½ Tablespoons cane sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • ¼ PLUS 1/8-teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/8 to ¼ teaspoon cherry extract
  • Whipping or heavy cream
  • Chocolate sauce (optional garnish)
  • Cherries (optional garnish)


  1. Brew your Humani-T Organic Fair Trade ground coffee. Meanwhile reserve a large mug, along with whipping cream, chocolate sauce, and cherries to the side.
  2. Now, add sugar, cocoa powder, almond extract, and cherry extract, to a small container. Mix well.
  3. To bring this all together, add some chocolate sauce to the bottom of the mug. When coffee is ready, pour it over the top. Add the mixed container of ingredients in, and stir well.
  4. Finally, add whipping cream or heavy cream, garnish with cherries, and serve.
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Chocolate Banana Coffee Smoothie

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Coffee and smoothies are both huge staples around the world – especially in the morning! We suppose it is safe to say that both of these kick starters are sticking around for the foreseeable future – and for good reason! Smoothies are an awesome way to feel full without compromise, and coffee is a good way to put on that energized morning smile without forcing it! Whether you are a self-proclaimed coffee addict or a smoothie fan, in this recipe we have created a fair compromise with a hybrid – a coffee smoothie! Yes, the two have become one, and they are bound together inseparably by everyone’s favorite flavor… chocolate! Cheers!

Chocolate Banana Coffee Smoothie

Preparation Time: 10 minutes  | Total Time: 10 minutes  |  Serves: Approx. 1

  • ½ cup prepared Humani-T Organic Fair Trade Coffee, cooled
  • ½ cup dairy or non-dairy milk
  • 1 small ripe banana, peeled
  • 1 Tablespoon dried coconut flakes
  • ½ Tablespoon cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup crushed ice
  • A hint of sweetener of choice (optional)


  1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Serve chilled.

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Soft Almond Butter Bars With Chocolate Coffee Sauce

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We care about you ~ We care about your mornings too! Why not start the day out right by adding some of these delicious and sweet soft almond butter bars to it! Say hello to the suns rising with something delicious in front of you that offers that morning kick you need to get going, and doesn’t forget the fact that you need your a.m. coffee too!

Soft Almond Butter Bars with Chocolate Coffee Sauce

Preparation Time: 15 minutes | Bake Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes

Yields: 8


Almond Butter Granola Bars

  • ½ cup whole wheat or gluten free AP flour
  • ½ cup quick or rolled oats
  • 3 Tablespoons almond butter, we used Jason’s
  • 1-2 Tablespoons almond milk
  • 1 Tablespoons milled flax
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch sea salt

Chocolate Coffee Sauce

  • ½ cup prepared Humani-T Organic Fair Trade Coffee
  • ½ cup coconut sugar, or more to taste
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 Tablespoons dark chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


For the Granola Bars:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Meanwhile, line a cake pan with parchment paper.
  2. Next, in a medium mixing bowl add all dry ingredients. Make a gap in the center of the dry ingredients, and in the center add all wet ingredients (almond butter, 1 Tablespoon almond milk, maple, vanilla). Mix ingredients together until well combined. Depending on whether your mixture is too wet or dry, add a couple more sprinkles of flour, or add a splash or more of almond milk.
  3. Pour mixture now into cake pan, and evenly distribute in pan.
  4. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  5. Allow cooling before cutting or knife-shaping into bars.

For the Sauce:

Begin by preparing your fresh Humani-T Organic Fair Trade Coffee. Reserve some for sipping on the side 🙂 . Otherwise, you’ll need ½ cup of it to make the sauce. Next, in a small saucepan, add all ingredients, minus the dark chocolate chips, and stir well. Turn on stove now, and over medium heat bring this to a boil, and then reduce heat and allow to simmer for approximately 4-5 minutes. Add in dark chocolate chips at that time, and stir until melted and well incorporated. Remove from heat. Allow sauce to partially cool before spreading sauce over your freshly baked soft almond butter bars.

Soft Almond Butter Bars with Chocolate Coffee Sauce

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Generosi-TEA program: New partnership with QEII Foundation

We are so thrilled to announce a new partnership between Humani-T and the QEII Foundation. Now when you donate to the QEII Health Sciences Center Foundation; the QEII will send tea to your loved ones from Humani-T!

From the QEII website:



Created in partnership with our neighbours at Humani-T Café, Generosi-TEA was inspired by the generosity of our community. Every day, donors contribute to life-changing care for Atlantic Canadians who visit the QEII Health Sciences Centre.

Your gift will help fund Comfort and Care grants at the QEII. These grants impact the health care journey by providing items such as: blanket warmers, therapy lamps and environmental control units for patients like Sarah.

With your heartfelt gift, we’ll send a cup of tea to your loved one. Share the warmth with the people you love. Be a champion for the patients and families who need it most – those receiving care at the QEII.


To donate or learn more, click here.

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International Women’s Day, and the heart stirring story of Tahirih

“The world of humanity has two wings—one is women and the other men,” wrote ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, “Not until both wings are equally developed can the bird fly. Should one wing remain weak, flight is impossible.”

On March 4th and 5th, Humani-T Cafe celebrated the days leading up to International Women’s Day with art. Mahnaz Sobhani, manager of the Humani-T Art Gallery, with the help of 20 other female artists, put together a display of beautiful artwork at both locations. A reception was held at both cafes, and women from various backgrounds shared their art, poetry, dance, and live music.

On both days, the story of Tahirih — an influential female poet and theologian in 19th century Iran — was read. Tahirih’s significance to International Women’s Day lies in the impact she made in Iran during a time when most women were kept illiterate and hidden from the public sphere — she was an exemplar of women’s strength.

From the Tahirih Justice Center website:

Tahirih is remembered for her renowned skill as a poet, her theological insights, her leadership as one of the earliest Bahá’ís, and her ability to organize and inspire women to reject their oppressed status. In a particularly dramatic display of her leadership, Tahirih appeared unveiled before an assemblage of men and gave an eloquent speech about the need to reject old patterns of society. The act was so shocking to the audience that one man stood up and slit his own throat at the sight of her face.*

In 1852, at the age of 38, Tahirih was executed for her beliefs and activities. Her last recorded words were:


“You can kill me as soon as you like, but you will never stop the emancipation of women.”


The story or Tahirih is one we can keep in our hearts as we celebrate International Women’s Day — a day in which we mark the progress of humanity as it aims to attain the heights of equality.