Just in case it is not already obvious, if there is one thing Nutmeg is very serious about, it is coffee. If there is one thing that brings out Mace (Nutmeg’s evil twin), it is bad coffee or inefficient coffee service. The Coffee Mine in Canmore has long been OFF Nutmeg’s list because the service is slow. After years in the location on 7th Avenue they have very recently moved “up-town” to Main Street. This is good news for Main Street as it fills in some of the dreadful empty retail space (a whole other blog topic) and possibly good news for The Coffee Mine.
So Nutmeg (and Mace) decide to put the old demons aside and check out the new location on Main Street. The problem is the first attempt was a failure…they only open at 9am on Saturdays and Sundays – too bad for early risers. This past Sunday with Ginger in town it was no problem arriving after 9am (he would not dream of getting up early on a weekend or for that matter any day now that he is retired). The space is much improved over the old location there are several tables and seating options, there is a wood burning fireplace for the really cold days and a large sunny deck. They have several posted house rules around strollers and kids, which is a bit of a turn off. That being said the food display counter is larger and not as crowded as in the old locale. The food selection is vast, with some healthy choices and lots of decadent ones. Most of the food is made fresh daily and beautifully presented. We ordered up a couple coffees and a breakfast sandwich and were told it would be about a 10 minute wait. It was about 10 minutes, the coffee was good and the sandwich fresh and hot.
So Nutmeg (and Mace) would like to formally say “Mea Cuppa” – The Coffee Mine is back in her good books, with the following warning… if you want your coffee hot, fast and strong go to Beamers, if you are on “Canmore time” The Coffee Mine is a great option.
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