I know this little coffee shop is off the beaten path but if you find yourself in the 1000 island area, this is a cafe worth visiting. Located just across from the town hall in Gananoque (21 King St. East to be more precise) the cafe shares the main floor of a corner lot with its sister restaurant, Pig Iron Barbecue. Husband and wife team work together in bringing their customers fresh, local and delicious food.
Local and seasonal food is on the menu for both venues allowing the shared kitchen to show its talents and put out amazing food. Homemade Charcouterie and Canadian cheese plates are offered in the coffee house along with some delicious desserts. Macarons are imported from a family friend’s bakery in the south of France. Berry tarts, bread puddings and cookies were part of the daily offerings for snacking alongside your coffee or beer or wine or cocktail (the cafe is licensed). The drinks are innovative, tasty and the wine list showcases Ontario gems keeping true to their roots.
Overall I would love to see something similar in Toronto because the drive is the only setback to making the Socialist Pig part of my daily routine.