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Bedford's The Jumping Bean is now The Nook Espresso Bar

Another location for the community-focused north end cafe


The Nook's Halifax location - SUBMITTED
  • The Nook's Halifax location

This week popular Bedford cafe The Jumping Bean (936 Bedford Highway) got a new lease on life when it re-launched as The Nook Espresso Bar Bedford, a sibling location of the Halifax cafe of the same name. Nicole Myles Brook and Brian Brook—who’ve been running the Bedford location of the Newfoundland chain since summer 2016—helped Halifax’s The Nook Espresso Bar + Lounge (2118 Gottingen Street) avoid closure back in May when they took over its management and ownership.

“As we were working on the rehabilitation of The Nook we were further examining the model we had from our Bedford cafe,” says Myles Brook. “After long consult with Jumping Bean corporate we decided the best path for everyone is to further build out The Nook. They’ve been really supportive of the change.”

As of January 9, the cafe has switched over its name and menu to mirror the offerings of the north end location. They’ll also extend hours into the evening to allow for events and entertainment and hope to bring “social lubricants” into the mix eventually. “We’re really trying to best serve our community and respond to feedback. We want to be more than just a place to get a cup of coffee, we want to be in the community,” says Myles Brook. “We’ve had an amazing experience in Bedford This really just serves to further the investment we’ve put in there.”

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