We are back blogging! You know what that means? It means I was up early and I have been productive. There has been lots going on over the past couple of months (years). One big change has been our partnership with Ritual, the online ordering service (if you know me, you know this is a big deal. Technology and I don’t have the best relationship. Rocky at best. How long before I caved and got a debit/credit machine?). For those of you who may not know, Ritual is an app that allows you to find and place orders with local restaurants and cafes. Sounds like a lot of others apps, I know, but somehow they’ve managed to figure out what works best for both customers AND the restaurants. For example, if for some reason, the order is taking a little longer than expected, we can communicate that to the customer, so that they don’t come to collect and end up standing around waiting. Amazing! Anyways, bottom line, Ritual is an amazing app if you are into that sort of stuff. Otherwise, you can always rely on coming in and yelling your take out order at me from across the counter, just like the good ol’ days.
Guacamole (I will always and only ever read that as guac-a-mole) and cheddar omelette
Roasted acorn (when I was young, I was convinced people were saying “eggcorn”) soup
Blueberry (I accidently typed “fuffins” and I kind of think that is a better name) muffins
Gluten free banana chocolate chip fuffins
**Though we do use gluten free flour and gluten free products, I would like to clarify that everything is made in the same kitchen using the same tools so we cannot guarantee no cross contamination**
On that note, have a lovely weekend and we hope to see you soon!
Good rainy morning to you!
We will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday. As well as celebrating Thanksgiving with our families we are celebrating our dear server, Grace, today as she is getting married today!!
We hope you all have a beautiful weekend and to Grace, congratulations and much love from the MG family!
As children, we seem to have such a distinct idea of how long the summer is. It has nothing to do with anything other than the last day of one school year and the first day of the next school year. July and August. That is summer. As soon as I left school, I found summer, autumn, winter and spring all melted into one slushy or sweaty mess. I never really kept track of the summer being “over”. Now I have a child starting school and that panic of the summer being over has returned. I didn’t go swimming enough, not enough trees were climbed! THERE IS NO TIME LEFT! To all children facing their first day of school, all the children returning to another round and to all the parents, grand parents and caregivers, good luck, be safe and enjoy this last weekend of freedom!
labour day weekend hours:
sunday/ monday closed
Good morning everyone!
Summertime is in full swing, meaning it’s time for beaches, patios and soaking in as much sunshine as we can before winter shows her beautifully, crisp little face again. Sometimes I see turtles down by the water, bathing in the glorious sunshine and think they are doing it right, I need to find me a rock.
This summer we have decided to change things up a bit and will be closing at 2pm on the weekends, so you best roll yourself out of bed a little earlier! Don’t worry, you can still always call ahead to place a to go order and crawl back into bed with it. Mmmmmm a jimmy screech in the comfort of your own bed. Throw a little tv in there and it’s like what dreams are made of!
Just to recap, our new summertime hours will be…..
Monday to Friday 8:30am-3pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am-2pm
We hope to see you soon!
We will be closed this weekend from Saturday to Monday. Have a beautiful long weekend, stay cool and we will see you next Tuesday!
We will be closing early today as we are getting new windows installed. Woohoo for fresh air! Have a lovely day and sorry for any inconvenience!
We will be closed this Saturday, Sunday and Monday. We hope you all have a lovely long weekend and we will see you next Tuesday!
So, sure, early mornings may not be for everyone. There is, however, something to say about being the first at the restaurant and being able to blare Tina Turner on the stereo for a good, old fashioned sing and dance along. I can belt it out without judgement as I make muffins and if that doesn’t sound like a perfect start to your week, than I don’t know what is. Oh, and sorry Pete (our dear friend who happens to also be our neighbour). I hope you weren’t woken up by an off key serenade!
Our specials today are a baby and spinach and goat cheese omelette, a charred fennel, green apple and potato soup and you will have to come in and see what are muffins are!
Remember, you’re simply the best.
It’s Thursday, folks. You know what that means? Tomorrow is Friday and Friday means while you start getting ready to unwind on the weekend, we are gearing up for our two busiest days. Now while some may complain about having to work weekend brunch, I have always been rather fond of it. I love the energy a fast paced little breakfast joint can create. There’s the smell of bacon on the griddle mixing with the sweet scent of freshly brewed coffee. The staff’s daily choice of tunes floating over the hum of the dining room’s chatter to create a kind of restaurant white noise. The perfect soundtrack to cook to. Then there’s the rush when you see the restaurant filling up and orders start coming in but you know you have got it under control because you have prepped for it. Thursday and Friday were spent preparing all your back ups. Sauces were made, vegetables were sliced, orders were placed. Everything was done to help ease the pressure of the weekend brunch. All of it worth it, when you watch someone tuck in, close their eyes and say to the person sitting next to them, that “mmmmm…this is SO good!” How could you not love that??
Today’s “mmmmm..this is SO good” specials are;
Leek and cheddar omelette
Blueberry Vanilla muffins
Enjoy your day and we will hopefully see you on the weekend!
Wait, did I just awake from a nap and find myself back in January? DID I JUST BECOME THE FIRST PERSON TO TRAVEL THROUGH TIME??!! No? What’s that? Oh, it is just uncharacteristically bad weather for this time of year? I think I may have to crawl back into bed. Please wake me in June, but only if there has been sun for at least 10 days straight. I am not taking any chances.
Look, on the bright side, we are back open on Wednesdays. That’s correct, folks! We will be here, seven days a week, providing warmth and tasty comfort during this seasonal blip. Muffins are baked fresh every morning (did you hear? We are serving our delicious gluten free muffins, hot out of the oven EVERY DAY!), the coffee pots are always full and ready to help fuel your day and we are here, ready and waiting to serve!
Hopefully we will see you soon. We can get through this ice and snow together, with good food!