This week at Norton’s Cove Café

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.

Starting today, we’ll be serving these soups:
Hearty Soup of the Day: Chicken & Rice
Veggie Soup of the Day:
Corn Chowder

And please see below the slide show for all our COVID-19 related changes and policies…

We’re doing a good job keeping COVID-19 away from our beautiful province, and we’d really like to keep it that way! Please follow our COVID-19 protocol to ensure that we keep ‘the Covid’ away!

  • Please call to make a reservation. This way, we can avoid clusters of people at the entrance. Please wait in your car (or somewhere that others won’t have to come within 6 feet of you) until it’s time for your reservation. Please do not wait on the front steps. When you open the door, step back first, to make sure there isn’t someone right in front of you! If there is a cluster gathering as you are ready to leave the building, you are welcome to exit via the side entrance.
  • Hand sanitizer is available in the vestibule. Please use this when you enter, and again as you exit.
  • As of August 24th, you need to wear a mask inside any public building in Newfoundland. That does not include while you are seated with your bubble at a table to eat, but it does include times when you are walking about the room, perusing the gift shop, and when you are entering/exiting the building.
  • We are asked to dispose of any paper menu that has been used just once. We don’t like to be wasteful, so we’ll be asking you to share a single menu, or to use a digital menu: we have a QR code attached to the menu additions chalkboard in the vestibule that you can zap with your mobile device’s camera for access to our full menus. Simply focus your camera on the QR code square, and a link will pop up on your screen. Tap that, and you’ve got our full menu! If you need to use the free WiFi in order to access the online menu, our password for Norton’s Cove Café WiFi is ilovetiffins.
  • To avoid contact with you, your server will place food and drink items at one end of the table. Please pass them along to the right recipient at your table. When you’re done with a dish, please place it back at the end of the table so that your server can remove it without leaning in next to you. It feels weird, I know.
  • No hugs or handshakes, please. I’m in favour of the curtsy/bow greeting, or a nod/wink. Or in other words, please practice physical distancing from those who are not in your bubble.
  • If you have recently arrived in Newfoundland and are in quarantine, please phone in your order- we’d gladly make a contact-less delivery to anyone in the greater New-Wes-Valley area. I can send you an invoice that you can pay via nortonscove.com
  • Yes, almost everything on the menu is available for take-out. Just call in your order!
  • And lastly, if you feel any symptoms of illness that might possibly be linked to the Corona-virus, please stay home and contact a medical professional.

Thank you all for your continued support, especially in times like this, when things are a little weird. It means a LOT to me, enabling me to employ seven people full time 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: Duke, Ted, Chrys, Amanda, Noah, Hannah, and Trina. xx

I’m very pleased to report that the Canadian & Newfoundland & Labrador governments are helping Norton’s Cove Studio & Café stay open while our visitor numbers are reduced right now. Without their support, I would not be able to keep my business running at present. Thank you to everyone out there working to keep businesses in business!

The Café is scheduled to close for the season on October 10th, and we’re going out with a bang! Mick Davis will perform for us Live @ Norton’s Cove Café! We’ve got about 29 seats available, or 6 bubbles to seat people in, so make plans! There are just a few tickets left! Get your tickets at the studio in person, or in the online shop.

We are planning some happenings right up until the end of the year, so stay tuned for Friends Nights, shows, and sales events!

A band from Happy Valley – Goosebay, SILVER WOLF BAND will be playing Live @ Norton’s Cove on November 19th! Details coming soon!

And in December, we’re working on plans for our fourth Tibb’s Eve at Norton’s Cove Café, and also a New Year’s event!

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

This week at Norton’s Cove Café

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.

Starting today, we’ll be serving these soups:
Hearty Soup of the Day: Beef Noodle
Veggie Soup of the Day:
Tomato Basil

And please see below the pictures for all our COVID-19 related changes and policies…

We’re doing a good job keeping COVID-19 away from our beautiful province, and we’d really like to keep it that way! Please follow our COVID-19 protocol to ensure that we keep ‘the Covid’ away!

  • Please call to make a reservation. This way, we can avoid clusters of people at the entrance. Please wait in your car (or somewhere that others won’t have to come within 6 feet of you) until it’s time for your reservation. Please do not wait on the front steps. When you open the door, step back first, to make sure there isn’t someone right in front of you! If there is a cluster gathering as you are ready to leave the building, you are welcome to exit via the side entrance.
  • Hand sanitizer is available in the vestibule. Please use this when you enter, and again as you exit.
  • As of August 24th, you need to wear a mask inside any public building in Newfoundland. That does not include while you are seated with your bubble at a table to eat, but it does include times when you are walking about the room, perusing the gift shop, and when you are entering/exiting the building.
  • We are asked to dispose of any paper menu that has been used just once. We don’t like to be wasteful, so we’ll be asking you to share a single menu, or to use a digital menu: we have a QR code attached to the menu additions chalkboard in the vestibule that you can zap with your mobile device’s camera for access to our full menus. Simply focus your camera on the QR code square, and a link will pop up on your screen. Tap that, and you’ve got our full menu! If you need to use the free WiFi in order to access the online menu, our password for Norton’s Cove Café WiFi is ilovetiffins.
  • To avoid contact with you, your server will place food and drink items at one end of the table. Please pass them along to the right recipient at your table. When you’re done with a dish, please place it back at the end of the table so that your server can remove it without leaning in next to you. It feels weird, I know.
  • No hugs or handshakes, please. I’m in favour of the curtsy/bow greeting, or a nod/wink. Or in other words, please practice physical distancing from those who are not in your bubble.
  • If you have recently arrived in Newfoundland and are in quarantine, please phone in your order- we’d gladly make a contact-less delivery to anyone in the greater New-Wes-Valley area. I can send you an invoice that you can pay via nortonscove.com
  • Yes, almost everything on the menu is available for take-out. Just call in your order!
  • And lastly, if you feel any symptoms of illness that might possibly be linked to the Corona-virus, please stay home and contact a medical professional.

Thank you all for your continued support, especially in times like this, when things are a little weird. It means a LOT to me, enabling me to employ nine people full time, 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: Duke, Ted, Chrys, Amanda, Noah, Hannah, and Trina. xx

I’m very pleased to report that the Canadian & Newfoundland & Labrador governments are helping Norton’s Cove Studio & Café stay open while our visitor numbers are reduced right now. Without their support, I would not be able to keep my business running at present. Thank you to everyone out there working to keep businesses in business!

The Café is scheduled to close for the season on October 10th, and we’re going out with a bang! Mick Davis will perform for us Live @ Norton’s Cove Café! We’ve got about 29 seats available, or 6 bubbles to seat people in, so make plans! There are just a few tickets left! Get your tickets at the studio in person, or in the online shop.

We’ve just confirmed another concert, a great band from Happy Valley – Goosebay, SILVER WOLF BAND will be playing Live @ Norton’s Cove on November 17th! Details coming soon!

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

Labour Day Excursion

Today, I am back in the studio, feeling recharged and ready to go for another season of creativity! I spent the last couple of days on a camping road trip with some of my favourite people, and loved it! The resettled community of Round Harbour was the destination on the Dorset Trail, and we spent the night there in tents, but also made quick stops in Fleur de Lys and King’s Point to revisit some places we’d seen before but were so impressed with that we wanted to see again!

The Humpback Whale Pavilion in King’s Point was even more interesting this summer after spending time investigating a beached whale at Lumsden. This skeleton is the largest of its kind in the world at 40 feet. Really put in perspective how little/young our guy was.
Round Harbour: Resettlement is no stranger to us as an idea, living in a place that resettled itself long before government programs became all the rage after confederation with Canada in 1949. And much like all our resettled communities here in Bonavista Bay, there are still people present- summer homes and fishing stations still in use. We were very happy to see a stable wharf in place with deep water all around- future visits with Virtue are already in planning mode!
This is my favourite of the buildings at Round Harbour. It is still in (comparatively) pretty good shape, and has some gorgeous architectural features like this little window- as well as some new historically accurate windows installed- obviously being cared for by people who appreciate it. According to a man I met there, the building started as a Fisherman’s Union building, and was later transformed into a church. The old school-house sits adjacent.
Some buildings have been abandoned, and seeing these gave me a new appreciation for my own shop and home. In 1996, when I was gifted my property, both buildings were moving towards this sort of future. It is highly unlikely that they would have survived had Duke and I not been there at the right time to keep them from this sort of end. Such a treasure, and a warm fuzzy feeling inside to know I’ve done good.
And the Dorset soapstone quarry at Fleur de Lys… just amazing.

This week at Norton’s Cove Café

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.

Starting today, we’ll be serving these soups:
Hearty Soup of the Day: Cod Chowder
Veggie Soup of the Day:
Curried Butternut Apple

That’s right! 25% off hoodies & baseball tees in the Norton’s Cove Café Gift-Shop, in the online shop, and at the studio!

And please see below the pictures for all our COVID-19 related changes and policies…

We’re doing a good job keeping COVID-19 away from our beautiful province, and we’d really like to keep it that way! Please follow our COVID-19 protocol to ensure that we keep ‘the Covid’ away!

  • Please call to make a reservation. This way, we can avoid clusters of people at the entrance. Please wait in your car (or somewhere that others won’t have to come within 6 feet of you) until it’s time for your reservation. Please do not wait on the front steps. When you open the door, step back first, to make sure there isn’t someone right in front of you! If there is a cluster gathering as you are ready to leave the building, you are welcome to exit via the side entrance.
  • Hand sanitizer is available in the vestibule. Please use this when you enter, and again as you exit.
  • As of August 24th, you need to wear a mask inside any public building in Newfoundland. That does not include while you are seated with your bubble at a table to eat, but it does include times when you are walking about the room, perusing the gift shop, and when you are entering/exiting the building.
  • We are asked to dispose of any paper menu that has been used just once. We don’t like to be wasteful, so we’ll be asking you to share a single menu, or to use a digital menu: we have a QR code attached to the menu additions chalkboard in the vestibule that you can zap with your mobile device’s camera for access to our full menus. Simply focus your camera on the QR code square, and a link will pop up on your screen. Tap that, and you’ve got our full menu! If you need to use the free WiFi in order to access the online menu, our password for Norton’s Cove Café WiFi is ilovetiffins.
  • To avoid contact with you, your server will place food and drink items at one end of the table. Please pass them along to the right recipient at your table. When you’re done with a dish, please place it back at the end of the table so that your server can remove it without leaning in next to you. It feels weird, I know.
  • No hugs or handshakes, please. I’m in favour of the curtsy/bow greeting, or a nod/wink. Or in other words, please practice physical distancing from those who are not in your bubble.
  • If you have recently arrived in Newfoundland and are in quarantine, please phone in your order- we’d gladly make a contact-less delivery to anyone in the greater New-Wes-Valley area. I can send you an invoice that you can pay via nortonscove.com
  • Yes, almost everything on the menu is available for take-out. Just call in your order!
  • And lastly, if you feel any symptoms of illness that might possibly be linked to the Corona-virus, please stay home and contact a medical professional.

Thank you all for your continued support, especially in times like this, when things are a little weird. It means a LOT to me, enabling me to employ nine people full time, 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: Duke, Ted, Chrys, Amanda, Noah, Hannah, Trina, and Fred. xx

I’m very pleased to report that the Canadian & Newfoundland & Labrador governments are helping Norton’s Cove Studio & Café stay open while our visitor numbers are reduced right now. Without their support, I would not be able to keep my business running at present. Thank you to everyone out there working to keep businesses in business!

The Café is scheduled to close for the season on October 10th, and we’re going out with a bang! Mick Davis will perform for us Live @ Norton’s Cove Café! We’ve got about 29 seats available, or 6 bubbles to seat people in, so make plans! And get your tickets at the studio in person, or in the online shop.

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

Studio Update

While studio work is still coming along beautifully, and my life is blessed in so many ways, there is one shadow hanging over me right now- one of my best friends is gravely ill. I cannot go visit Tara due to COVID-19 restrictions at the hospital, and a phone call is impossible right now. She knows that I love her, and in response to her own incredibly positive attitude towards her struggle with a deadly disease, I too will remain as positive as possible. My fingers, eyes, and toes are crossed that she comes out of this dark hour with that sparkle of a laugh that I am so accustomed to hearing.

This week at Norton’s Cove Café

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.

Starting today, we’ll be serving these soups:
Hearty Soup of the Day: Chicken Vegetable
Veggie Soup of the Day:
Moroccan Carrot Lentil

Starting today, our supper menu includes crab cakes served with pineapple salsa as an appetiser, while supplies last! One of my all-time favourites!

Check out our full menu HERE

Tickets are on sale now for our second 2020
Live @ Norton’s Cove event!

Dave Penney
Tuesday, September 1st
Click/tap HERE to buy your tickets in the online shop, OR you can get them in person at Norton’s Cove Studio, OR by calling the studio at 536-2533. Tickets are $20 each. People will be seated in bubbles, and there will be table service to keep from people congregating at the coffee bar. Safe and happy live music!

Here’s a link to one of my favourite of Dave’s pieces: Johnny Chrome!

And please see below the pictures for all our COVID-19 related changes and policies…

We’re doing a good job keeping COVID-19 away from our beautiful province, and we’d really like to keep it that way! Please follow our COVID-19 protocol to ensure that we keep ‘the Covid’ away!

  • Please call to make a reservation. This way, we can avoid clusters of people at the entrance. Please wait in your car (or somewhere that others won’t have to come within 6 feet of you) until it’s time for your reservation. Please do not wait on the front steps. When you open the door, step back first, to make sure there isn’t someone right in front of you! If there is a cluster gathering as you are ready to leave the building, you are welcome to exit via the side entrance.
  • Hand sanitizer is available in the vestibule. Please use this when you enter, and again as you exit.
  • As of August 24th, you need to wear a mask inside any public building in Newfoundland. That does not include while you are seated with your bubble at a table to eat, but it does include times when you are walking about the room, perusing the gift shop, and when you are entering/exiting the building.
  • We are asked to dispose of any paper menu that has been used just once. We don’t like to be wasteful, so we’ll be asking you to share a single menu, or to use a digital menu: we have a QR code attached to the menu additions chalkboard in the vestibule that you can zap with your mobile device’s camera for access to our full menus. Simply focus your camera on the QR code square, and a link will pop up on your screen. Tap that, and you’ve got our full menu! If you need to use the free WiFi in order to access the online menu, our password for Norton’s Cove Café WiFi is ilovetiffins.
  • To avoid contact with you, your server will place food and drink items at one end of the table. Please pass them along to the right recipient at your table. When you’re done with a dish, please place it back at the end of the table so that your server can remove it without leaning in next to you. It feels weird, I know.
  • No hugs or handshakes, please. I’m in favour of the curtsy/bow greeting, or a nod/wink. Or in other words, please practice physical distancing from those who are not in your bubble.
  • If you have recently arrived in Newfoundland and are in quarantine, please phone in your order- we’d gladly make a contact-less delivery to anyone in the greater New-Wes-Valley area. I can send you an invoice that you can pay via nortonscove.com
  • Yes, almost everything on the menu is available for take-out. Just call in your order!
  • And lastly, if you feel any symptoms of illness that might possibly be linked to the Corona-virus, please stay home and contact a medical professional.

Thank you all for your continued support, especially in times like this, when things are a little weird. It means a LOT to me, enabling me to employ nine people full time, 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: Duke, Ted, Chrys, Amanda, Noah, Hannah, Trina, and Fred. xx

I’m very pleased to report that the Canadian & Newfoundland & Labrador governments are helping Norton’s Cove Studio & Café stay open while our visitor numbers are reduced right now. Without their support, I would not be able to keep my business running at present. Thank you to everyone out there working to keep businesses in business!

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

Woman’s best friend.
Lumsden, Newfoundland

Postcard sunsets, strolls along the seaside, and taking notes on the beauty surrounding us is just a regular summer day. I’m a lucky lucky woman.

This week at Norton’s Cove Café

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.

Starting today, we’ll be serving these soups:
Hearty Soup of the Day: Chicken & Rice
Veggie Soup of the Day: Curried Butternut Apple

Starting today, our supper menu includes crab cakes served with pineapple salsa as an appetiser, while supplies last! One of my all-time favourites!

Check out our full menu HERE

Tickets are on sale now for our first 2020
Live @ Norton’s Cove event!

JIM PAYNE & FERGUS O’BYRNE
Sunday, 23rd of August
Click/tap HERE to buy your tickets in the online shop, OR you can get them in person at Norton’s Cove Studio, OR by calling the studio at 536-2533. Tickets are $20 each. People will be seated in bubbles, and there will be table service to keep from people congregating at the coffee bar. Safe and happy live music!

And please see below the pictures for all our COVID-19 related changes and policies…

We’re doing a good job keeping COVID-19 away from our beautiful province, and we’d really like to keep it that way! Please follow our COVID-19 protocol to ensure that we keep ‘the Covid’ away!

  • Please call to make a reservation. This way, we can avoid clusters of people at the entrance. Please wait in your car (or somewhere that others won’t have to come within 6 feet of you) until it’s time for your reservation. Please do not wait on the front steps. When you open the door, step back first, to make sure there isn’t someone right in front of you! If there is a cluster gathering as you are ready to leave the building, you are welcome to exit via the side entrance.
  • Hand sanitizer is available in the vestibule. Please use this when you enter, and again as you exit.
  • As of August 24th, you’ll need to wear a mask inside any public building in Newfoundland. That does not include while you are seated with your bubble at a table to eat, but it does include times when you are walking about the room, perusing the gift shop, and when you entering/exiting the building.
  • We are asked to dispose of any paper menu that has been used just once. We don’t like to be wasteful, so we’ll be asking you to share a single menu, or to use a digital menu: we have a QR code attached to the menu additions chalkboard in the vestibule that you can zap with your mobile device’s camera for access to our full menus. Simply focus your camera on the QR code square, and a link will pop up on your screen. Tap that, and you’ve got our full menu! If you need to use the free WiFi in order to access the online menu, our password for Norton’s Cove Café WiFi is ilovetiffins.
  • To avoid contact with you, your server will place food and drink items at one end of the table. Please pass them along to the right recipient at your table. When you’re done with a dish, please place it back at the end of the table so that your server can remove it without leaning in next to you. It feels weird, I know.
  • No hugs or handshakes, please. I’m in favour of the curtsy/bow greeting, or a nod/wink. Or in other words, please practice physical distancing from those who are not in your bubble.
  • If you have recently arrived in Newfoundland and are in quarantine, please phone in your order- we’d gladly make a contact-less delivery to anyone in the greater New-Wes-Valley area. I can send you an invoice that you can pay via nortonscove.com
  • Yes, almost everything on the menu is available for take-out. Just call in your order!
  • And lastly, if you feel any symptoms of illness that might possibly be linked to the Corona-virus, please stay home and contact a medical professional.

Thank you all for your continued support, especially in times like this, when things are a little weird. It means a LOT to me, enabling me to employ nine people full time, 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: Duke, Ted, Chrys, Amanda, Noah, Hannah, Trina, and Fred. xx

I’m very pleased to report that the Canadian & Newfoundland & Labrador governments are helping Norton’s Cove Studio & Café stay open while our visitor numbers are reduced right now. Without their support, I would not be able to keep my business running at present. Thank you to everyone out there working to keep businesses in business!

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