TERRACE BAY -- After a lively morning of hiking a part of the Casque Isles Trail, viewing the Aguasabon Falls and taking a dip in Dannys Cove, my mom and I needed a recharge - luckily we had to look no further than The Visitor Room located conveniently in Terrace Bay’s Simcoe Plaza.
Since June 5, 2016 Charles and Ellen have been providing an oasis for weary hikers, locals and lucky visitors passing through. Offering freshly baked scones, bagels, cookies and more. Those in need of a caffeinated recharge will be impressed. Regular coffee, lattes, americanos and tea are all available. Cool off in the summer with a milk shake or a variety of ice cream flavours.
Charles and Ellen are so committed to good coffee, they have been working towards beginning to roast their own beans. This is a very big undertaking as Terrace Bay does not have natural gas access, so the roaster must be electric. They have successfully acquired the roaster and are currently testing batches of the very own roasted beans, which they will be retailing in the near future.
The focus on quality shows in their products, being a former barista myself I’m a bit of a coffee snob. My vanilla latte was foamed to perfection, the right temperature and sweetness. Ellen knows what she’s doing. My mom could not resist the raisin scones and was also impressed at their freshness and light texture. The chocolate chip cookies, scone and lattes were just what we needed after hours of hiking and sightseeing in the area. The perfect ending to our big day.
I’ll be checking back with The Visitor Room for updates on their locally roasted bean batches and to have another latte. This locally owned and operated coffee shop is definitely worth the visit.
Don’t miss The Visitor Room in Terrace Bay - they are open Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - and you can check out their website for details and updates: http://www.visitorroom.ca/