Studio Update

Printapalooza is still ongoing at Norton’s Cove Studio. We’d love to show you how we make Norton’s Cove Cards, Mini-Prints, and Bookmarks- so please drop in to have a look!

We printed blue-green yesterday- what colour are we printing today?
Sunday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
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Anniversary Sale

Celebrating another year since our first day of business on September 19th, 2002.

  • Prizes for the 1st three customers in the store
  • 40% off select items online for customers who subscribe to our eNewsletter
  • 50% off Norton’s Cove Bookmarks, Cards, Mini-Prints, and Framed Mini-Prints in-store
  • 25% off everything else in-store!

This week at Norton’s Cove Café

I’ve come to a difficult decision today, and I hope you will all be understanding even if disappointed. Norton’s Cove Café will have its final day of the regular season on Saturday, September 18th. Business dropped off significantly this past week, and we really can’t afford another single week with too little income to pay the bills. It’s a tough decision, and certainly against my own wishes, but such is being an entrepreneur, I guess. Like Kenny said, “you gotta know when to fold ’em”.

Brunch at Norton’s Cove Café

Our full menu can be seen HERE

Please call the Café to make reservations: 536-2633
We have a very limited number of seats.
So call ahead! Even if it’s just a few minutes before your visit.

Thank you all for your continued support it means a LOT to me, enabling me to employ eight people at the café, and to share some joy and beauty with all who stop in. And thank you to my gorgeous employees who are able to bring us all such great service and products at Norton’s Cove Café; I’m really proud of you all: Duke, Ted, Chrys, Amanda, Noah, Trina, Kasie, and Matthew. xx

Café hours:

Sunday
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Excursions & Decisions

Duke and I had a lovely little getaway night aboard our sailing vessel Virtue which is tied up at Terra Nova National Park’s wharf. Such a beautiful spot! We had a gorgeous moonlit night and spent our morning on a little hike on one of the trails…

Along this boardwalk, we saw gulls, crows, a bald eagle, and some greater yellowlegs bobbing their beaks into the kelp.
And this Spruce Grouse, or Partridge, stood perfectly still as a defence mechanism, which made for an easy photo target! Hunters must have a real easy time with these birds.
The forest is unfamiliar territory for me, who lives on a granite outcropping next to the Atlantic Ocean. The trees were creaking in the little gusts of wind, and as I made my way through the floor of tree roots, I was imagining how spooky the hike would have been in the moonlight last night!

While I enjoyed this little excursion very much, there was the stress of wondering what’s going to happen with our business this coming week always hanging a shadow over me. Last week we saw such a significant dip in business at the studio and café that I had to dip into personal debt in order to pay the weekly bills. I can’t afford to do that much more, and we have four weeks left in the season yet. What to do? Do I risk personal debt in order to keep 8 valued staff-members employed for the next four weeks? Do I disappoint the few customers who have made reservations for special occasions? We really do need to be going full tilt to pay the bills. This week I will keep going, run the risk, and reassess on Saturday. Fingers toes and eyes crossed that I can keep going until Thanksgiving as planned!

We went for a short walk around beautiful Cape Freels today after we closed up shop at 3 o’clock; Fresh warm air, impressive rolling surf, and thousands of little purple flowers were food for my soul. I’m so lucky.

This week at Norton’s Cove Café

Beautiful sunny morning here in Norton’s Cove!

Please call the Café to make reservations: 536-2633

On a tight schedule?
Feel free to pre-order your meal, and it can be ready to serve upon your arrival.


We’re counting down the weeks until the end of our season! You have 5 weeks left to visit Norton’s Cove Café this season. Our last day is Saturday October 9th.

Soups of the Day:
Beef Noodle (Hearty option)
Curried Apple Butternut-Squash (Vegetarian option)

You can find our full menu HERE, and there’s a QR code that you can zap with a mobile device at the Café’s front entry which brings you to the menu too.
We received a new shipment of coffee beans, available at our Café Gift-Shop!

Café hours: We book our first reservation of each day for 10 am, and welcome our last customers at 8pm, or 3pm on Sundays.

Sunday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Thank you to my hard-working staff: Ted, Noah, Chrys, Amanda, Trina, Kasie, Matthew, & Duke who make Norton’s Cove Café the beautiful place that it is. And thank you to you, dear customers, who enable us to offer this service in our hometown.

Studio Update


Smudge Herring: Just Keep Swimming is already swimming out the door to adorn new walls! The edition of 25 + 3 Trial Proofs and 1 Bon a Tirér are matted and available in the online shop. The weather has been too grey to take their picture since finishing them up- as soon as I see the sun, there will be new pictures on the website!


Smudge Herring: Just Keep Swimming on the press.

My trusty Studio Assistant, Taylor, and I are in the midst of #printapalooza again- printing cards, mini-prints, and bookmarks in our regular line-up of colours and designs. So far, we’ve finished red, red-blue, and we’re back in black today. We’d love for you to stop by to show you a little printmaking in action!

#printapalooza is what I call a big print run of Norton’s Cove Cards, Mini-Prints, and Bookmarks in each of the standard colours (red, red-yellow, orange, red-blue, blue, blue-green, green, black, and grey) and all the 30-something different designs! We’ll be printing a thousand or so pieces in the next couple of weeks!

Norton’s Cove Studio is open
10am – 6pm Wednesday through Saturday
10am – 3pm Sunday

The online shop is open 24/7 of course,
and you can choose to have your items shipped to you,
or you can ‘pick-up in-store’

This week at Norton’s Cove Café

Please call the Café to make reservations: 536-2633
We have just seven tables, and we often have to turn people away this time of year. So call ahead during hours of operation, or leave a message for staff.

On a tight schedule?
Feel free to pre-order your meal, and it can be ready to serve upon your arrival.


I’ve had lots of people asking how late in the season we’re open lately, so thought I’d mention in today’s post that we are taking reservations until Saturday, October 9th, our last day of the season!


Soups of the Day:
Cod Chowder (Hearty option)
Spicy Sweet Potato Corn (Vegetarian option)



You can find our full menu HERE, and there’s a QR code that you can zap with a mobile device at the Café’s front entry which brings you to the menu too.

Café hours: We book our first reservation of each day for 10 am, and welcome our last customers at 8pm, or 3pm on Sundays.

Sunday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Thank you to my hard-working staff: Ted, Noah, Chrys, Amanda, Trina, Kasie, Matthew, Duke, & sometimes Taylor, who make Norton’s Cove Café the beautiful place that it is. And thank you to you, dear customers, who enable us to offer this service in our hometown.

This week at Norton’s Cove Café

Please call the Café to make reservations: 536-2633
We have just seven tables, and we often have to turn people away this time of year. So call ahead during hours of operation, or leave a message for staff.

On a tight schedule?
Feel free to pre-order your meal, and it can be ready to serve upon your arrival.

Soups of the Day:
Chicken Vegetable (Hearty option)
Tomato Basil (Vegetarian option)

From Chrys, our Pastry Chef, in addition to our other baked items:
Sprinkle Sandwich Cookies
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Lemon Blueberry Scones
Hand Pies: Partridgeberry, Blueberry, OR Apple Cinnamon
Milk Chocolate Brownies
Pecan Butter Tarts
Chocolate Layer Cake with chocolate buttercream icing


You can find our full menu HERE, and there’s a QR code that you can zap with a mobile device at the Café’s front entry which brings you to the menu too.

Café hours: We book our first reservation of each day for 10 am, and welcome our last customers at 8pm, or 3pm on Sundays.

Sunday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Thank you to my hard-working staff: Ted, Noah, Chrys, Amanda, Trina, Kasie, Matthew, Duke, & sometimes Taylor, who make Norton’s Cove Café the beautiful place that it is. And thank you to you, dear customers, who enable us to offer this service in our hometown.

Thank Yous

Nancy Hynes & Ian Foster Livex@ Norton’s Cove Café

Thank you to Ian & Nancy for another beautiful performance here at Norton’s Cove, to all of you who bought tickets to support these artists, and to Team Norton’s Cove for their helping hands that make my live music dreams a reality. ♡