The Smiling Goat Organic Espresso bar is scheduled to open this July at MAPLE, the latest residential development by Southwest Properties at the corner of Hollis and Sackville Street. The new café will be the fifth location in downtown Halifax for owner Kit Singh and the second location within a Southwest property.

The espresso bar entrance will be located off Sackville Street and will provide a quality grab-and-go style service.  “This is an ideal location for us on a very vibrant corner of downtown Halifax. The venue will allow us to provide premier coffee choices to MAPLE residents, daily office traffic and visitors to Halifax,” noted Singh.

The Smiling Goat at MAPLE will focus on speciality coffees and quick service to cater to the busy lifestyle of urban dwellers.  No food preparation will take place on site but baked goods and prepared items will be delivered from their Bishop’s Landing location and made available on Sackville Street.  

Gordon Laing, President and COO for Southwest Properties expressed his delight in having the Smiling Goat located at MAPLE.  “We are familiar with their operation and standards. They have established a great customer base and relationship with so many of our residents being at Bishop’s and now MAPLE.  It’s a good fit.”

The Smiling Goat has begun construction on the 450 square foot space and are in the process of building-out the new café.

MAPLE by Southwest Properties brings innovation to urban living in its design, its technology, its sustainability and especially in the residents’ experience – an incredible location with fabulous amenities.  The building opened on April 21st and is close to having 200 of the 300 units rented.   For more information – go to –


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