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Warm up winter: Cozy cafes to discover in Rideau Lakes

Welcome winter! Warm your heart and your hands around a hot drink in Rideau Lakes this season. No matter if it’s tea, coffee or hot chocolate, read on to discover where to start your journey. Sip, sip, hooray!

Bastard Coffee House

The weather outside may be frightful, but inside Bastard Coffee House it’s so delightful! Stepping into the historic coffee house is an experience beyond just grabbing a java and jolting. This unique spot beckons you to pause a minute, enjoy quality specialty coffee and locally-sourced, feel-good food and drink. Watch here for live entertainment and wellness initiatives, too!

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Community Coffee

If it’s coffee and conversation you’re craving, be sure to check out the coffee hours at local community halls in Rideau Lakes, too! Happening in communities across Rideau Lakes – there’s typically a new one each day. Delta Coffee Drop In is usually held every Monday; Morton Mug and South Elmsley Coffee Connection are both on Tuesdays; North Crosby and Portland Coffee Drop In are both on Thursdays, while Elgin Coffee Drop In is held each Friday. Look for a schedule here. It’s all about neighbours dropping by and sharing a cuppa.

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Recess Café

Recess Cafe in Portland is located in a former school and its vintage vibe is unforgettable! Make it part of your winter routine to stop in and check out the espresso-based coffee menu, featuring beans from Detour, a small batch Ontario specialty coffee roaster. While you’re there, fall in love with Recess Café’s all day breakfast, sandwiches, salads and of course indulgent house-baked desserts. School is in session!

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Sunflower Bake Shop

Stop by the Sunflower Bake Shop in Forfar for a coffee or tea on the run and a delicious breakfast sandwich or baked treat. Be sure to ask about the amazing sourdough breads baked here.

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Newboro Village Corner Takeout 

Nothing beats a cuppa! Cure that coffee craving at the Village Corner Takeout. We hear there are even muffins or cupcakes to pair with your coffee – what a fun way to kick start the day!

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The Stagecoach Fine Foods and Bistro

Did you hear? The Stagecoach in Newboro just started a new loyalty program for the new year! Buy ten of their delicious teas, coffees, or espressos and get the 11th one free! Have you tried their gourmet hot chocolate? Perfect for snowy winter days.  

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Whether catching up with friends or warming up after a wintery walk, explore trendy cafes this winter in Rideau Lakes!

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