Our good friends over at Receiver Coffee here in Charlottetown just opened their second location called The Brass Shop Roastery & Breadworks. It is located in the port area of the waterfront in downtown Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. We had the chance to sneak in during their unplanned soft opening and capture some shots before it got crazy. I went to junior high and high school with the owners Chris Francis and Sean Bruinooge way back in the day; and since opening their first flagship location on Victoria Row, these guys have been going full blast with helping to create a bustling craft coffee scene on PEI. These guys showed me the light when it came to making a good cup of coffee, and that sometimes mean dialling into things and getting very scientific when making that fresh, smooth, non-bitter coffee. I'm super excited and proud to see these guys powering through and really succeeding in their field. A lot of people helped with the buildout of the new location (sorry if I'm missing anyone important), but it wouldn't look so damn slick if it wasn't for our friend Brodye Chappell of Brodye Chappell Builds. Brodye has been a close friend of mine since childhood and recently burst onto the scene a couple years ago as a fine woodworking genius with his BCB brand. He, along with some others, spent weeks and weeks building out the amazing wood finishings you see from the second you enter the Brass Shop, to the time you leave. If you're in Charlottetown, most likely you've probably already had their coffee, but if you haven't, don't miss out on their incredible coffee roasted in house by Sean, Chris and their team. We had the chance to sneak in during their unplanned soft opening and capture some shots before it got crazy.
We've made it our thing to start documenting our trips to coffee shops because Vanessa and I are obviously coffee addicts. This time, we decided to check out Café Nomade, which also doubles as a gallery downstairs. It was a pretty old Sunday afternoon when we popped in for a quick Americano and a Pork Banh Mi.
After just having an incredible dinner yesterday at La Cubana, we decided to all trek over to a new spot today for a quick brunch. We heard about this incredible cafe/restaurant at Lansdowne and Bloor that had an insane menu ranging from incredible breakfast sandwiches to vanilla bean pancakes with fresh fruit and edible flowers, it's a great spot that does coffee right.