Ampersand Café at Central Library is officially opened

A new library café experience

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the newly designed the Ampersand Café, opens a new window is now officially opened, on both the first and fifth floors of Central Library.

More than coffee

The Ampersand is both a café and an inclusive social enterprise provided by non-profit organization, MetroWorks, for the Library. They runs The Library Café at the Keshen Goodman branch, too

In addition to having delicious food and drinks, the café will also support individuals who are experiencing barriers to employment. It will do this through a learning development program that is designed to help give folks the knowledge, skills, and experience that they need to launch (or relaunch) their careers.

Emphasis on local

  • coffee from Annapolis Valley’s Nova Coffee
  • food and treats from Stone Hearth Bakery
  • desserts from Delectable Desserts and Schoolhouse Gluten Free Gourmet

Extra experience, extra features

In addition to looking stunning, the new café boasts new features, such as:

  • Bench seating facing Spring Garden Road, where customers can have a coffee, plug in their devices, and people watch.
  • A fully accessible washroom on the first floor, including adult and baby change tables.
  • An accessible workspace behind the counter on the first floor to allow for a more inclusive workforce.

Everyone is invited to come and see the café spaces for yourself. If you come soon, you will also be able to see the sixth-generation baby gulls on the rooftop patio!

The café is a beautiful new space designed by FBM and built by Avondale Construction. Follow the Ampersand Café on Instagram, opens a new window to keep in touch with their news and visit the café's website, opens a new window.