Hi everyone! This is my first post of year two. Wow, thank you to all those who entered our one year giveaway. I will try to do more of those over the coming months. You can always subscribe to my mailing list anytime to get more personalized information, photos and behind the scenes updates of what is going on at The Road to Waterside .
We ventured down the road again this past weekend to this cute spot:
Nestled on the side of the road and sometimes behind a sunflower jungle, you will find the sweet Cinnamon Soul Cafe on Main St in Hillsborough. We have stopped in here once before for a meal and a few times for coffee and one of their famous cinnamon rolls. I wanted to check them out again for the blog and introduce you to them. What a better time to visit than for a Valentine’s date. We stopped by on Friday evening last week right after work. It was a great time to go because we wanted to skip the crowd that was sure to hit during the Albert County Winter Carnival!
(photo from their Facebook page)
The first thing that strikes you about the Cafe is the pop of colour on the red roof outside. They updated the outside a few years ago. It makes a striking view from the road. Great curb appeal! Then there are the blues you encounter from the outside to the inside. It is very welcoming and calming inside with the hints of coastal blues, wooden beams and planked ceilings. The cafe also serves as an art gallery for the owner Heather’s hand thrown pottery. I got to browse a little while we waited for our meal.
I really loved this plate with the blue heron!! If anyone would like to buy it for me, it would go perfectly in Waterside! You can check out more photos of Heather’s work on their Facebook page
When our meals were delivered I was even more pleasantly surprised to have it served on their pottery as well. I don’t remember them having these dishes last time we were here. What a lovely experience! This is their seafood chowder with cheddar biscuit. Delish! ( This was the large serving 🙂 )
Mark had one of the new burgers they have been serving this year- local beef with lots of different toppings and options. His was the mushroom melt. It comes with a side salad or soup or roasted potatoes.
The menu at Cinnamon Soul is varied from lots of seafood choices, paninis, burgers, salads,baked goods ( think warm cinnamon buns) with lots of different hot and cold drink choices and lovely desserts! They also serve a hearty breakfast menu until 11 am. This was the Peanut Butter Iceberg from the other night.
I wasn’t quite sure what the red item was at each table but quickly discovered when I had a little chill that it was a thoughtful fleece blanket to make you even more comfortable!
I spied this painting in the corner of their shop with the sunflowers in bloom, recognized the name of the painter as a local named Norman Bradford who has Farm Life Studio as well as a B and B on the Albert Mines Road with his wife Ruth.
Heather and her daughter have done a lovely job setting up this cafe and running it smoothly for the past 5 years. They have expanded their repertoire and offerings by serving local meat and produce as much as they can, most of it I hear is raised and cultivated on their own property. They are open Wednesday to Sunday from 9 am – 7pm. Why not give them a try when you’re on The Road to Waterside heading down or coming back? They are a great addition to Hillsborough’s food service options. You are sure to find something you’ll love.
Until next time….