Don’t coffee and books go together perfectly? Like wine & cheese. Peas & carrots. Sand & sea. There’s a wonderful little spot in Mahone Bay about 3.5kms from our backpacker lodge that you might not know about called The Biscuit Eater. If you’re from here then you know it, because all the locals know & love it, ourselves included.
The coffee, tea and hot chocolate are devine; the food they serve is all made right there in their very own kitchen and they use local and organic ingredients whenever they can. For those of you wishing to sip & surf, they have WIFI. Prefer the gorgeous feeling of a nice, old fashioned book with real live pages to turn? It just so happens they have second hand books there to browse and buy. Awesome, right?
What make it all even better is that they often have live performances there: readings, discussions & screenings. Even better? Those events run year-round, which is great for those of us who stick around all year.
Definitely a place to visit and chill out for a few. Busy, but not in that horrible, over-crowded kind of way — more like busy in a ‘hey, long time no see’ or a ‘pleased to meet you’ kind of way.
You’ll find them at 16 Orchard Street in Mahone Bay, or on the internet at http://www.biscuiteater.ca.
Come, enjoy… and then come again, because you’ll want to.