This week at Norton’s Cove Café

Norton’s Cove Café is closed for the season, but there is still lots going on at Norton’s Cove!

Get your foodie gifts at Norton’s Cove Studio this off-season! All Norton’s Cove Café Giftshop items are now available across the street!
And yes, I’ve brought one of the espresso machines to the studio too! All winter is a long time to go without a cappuccino! Stop by anytime for a cappuccino, café latté, or an americano. If you’d like to take your coffee to go, please bring your own mug! #BYOM

Our Annual Tibb’s Eve Dinner & Dance tickets have started to sell to those who have attended before- make sure you don’t miss your opportunity- get your tickets before they sell out!

And progress continues to creep along at the Lower Deck. I’ll keep you posted of anything new right here every Wednesday!

Studio Update

We’ve been updating our sales system here at Norton’s Cove Studio- this c.1890 shop now has a barcode scanner at the cash! A long way from the hand-written receipts I was issuing just a few years ago. Our new system keeps track of inventory, so figuring out how many cards we need to print will be very easy next time #printapalooza rolls around!

The shelves are full of new product, and I hope that we see lots of vaccinated people out and about for a cup of coffee and a behind-the-scenes look at some art in progress! There’s always something in the works at Norton’s Cove Studio, and you’re welcome to be a part of it!

Tons of new stock in the shop! Shown: Sainsbury’s Store available as a card, mini-print, or framed mini-print.

Our 1st Friday Night @ Norton’s Cove is tonight!

  • Craft Demonstration: Duke will be teaching you how to make a thump mat! No cost- just show up! You can bring your own rope or use ours- we have LOTS!
  • Flash Sale: If you’re on our customer mailing list, you’ll get 10% off any purchase!
  • And we’ll be Tasting some wonderful Dark Tickle Company products.
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 – 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

This week at Norton’s Cove Café

Norton’s Cove Café is closed for the season, but there is still lots going on at Norton’s Cove!

New this week, for all you Norton’s Cove coffee fans, I’ve moved one of our espresso machines to the studio for the off-season! You’ll need to bring your own mug for coffee to go, or you can browse the shop and enjoy the c.1890 aesthetic while you sip. We don’t serve food, just coffee. And don’t be foolish and order something not on the menu! We have three options: americano, café latté, or cappuccino. That’s it. Don’t be asking for a café au lait or a decaf low fat pumpkin spiced anything. I’ve been watching Seinfeld again lately, and you just might get a “no soup for you” response!

The Norton’s Cove Studio Coffee Counter is back, better than ever!

We are planning new events for the Café for this fall and winter, like our Annual Tibb’s Eve Dinner & Dance– and a New Year’s Eve event too. And progress continues to creep along at the Lower Deck. I’ll keep you posted right here every Wednesday!

Fall Shopping Events

Taylor and I have been having a grand time getting the shop all stocked with new product and tagging everything with UPC codes to keep up on our inventory with our new scanner. I just love shop-keeping in my c.1890 general store!

There weren’t any UPC codes in the shop here for sure!

We’re planning a number of special events for those of you in the area who like to get out and do a bit of browsing or have a ‘twack’, if you will. Isn’t it nice to get out on a Friday night? And if you’re from a little farther away and would like to make a weekend out of it, there are a number of nice places to stay here in the Greater Norton’s Cove Area!

Starting this week, I’ll be hosting a shopping event from 6-9pm, which will include a number of special treats: product tasting, prizes, guest vendors, sales, and craft and art demonstrations and presentations, every Friday night from 6-9pm! There will be something different happening each week, and I’ll update you on plans each week here on the blog.

Please helps spread the word, and I hope to see you here!

And if you can’t visit Norton’s Cove Studio, get out and support a small business in your community! Supporting small independent local shops just feels good!

This week at Norton’s Cove Café

Norton’s Cove Café is closed for the season, but there is still lots going on at Norton’s Cove!

New this week, all items from the Café giftshop will be available at Norton’s Cove Studio, which is open year-round 10-6 Wednesday to Saturday, and 10-3 on Sundays. Job Kean’s old shop makes for a beautiful shopping experience with its old counters and shelves and brown paper rolls; so feel free to pop in to grab a bottle of Dark Tickle Partridgeberry Relish when you’re getting ready to make fish cakes at home!

We are planning new events for the Café for this fall and winter, like our Annual Tibb’s Eve Dinner & Dance– I’ll keep you posted!

Anniversary Sale!

We first opened Norton’s Cove Studio to the public 19 years ago on September 19th, 2002, and we’re celebrating today!

  • The first three customers in store will win a prize!
  • We’ll be serving up refreshments
  • 50% off Norton’s Cove Cards, Mini-Prints, & Bookmarks
  • 25% off everything else!
  • We’ll keep our regular Sunday hours: 10am-3pm
  • And online shoppers get their own special discount which is not available in store. Their discount code was emailed to them at the beginning of the month.

Thank you for enabling us to grow! We added Norton’s Cove Café in 2017, and we’re hoping to expand further in 2022.

The Last Day of the Season!

I want to send a BIG thank you to all of our Norton’s Cove Café customers! This year marks growth in our business, and even though we’re closing a little earlier than we had planned, we’re closing on a high note!

To all of you who found us unexpectedly, to those who sought us out, and those who have been coming since day one, thank you for walking in the door!

To everyone who left great reviews on google and TripAdvisor, thank you! That really means a lot to us, and helps to spread the word to people looking for somewhere like Norton’s Cove.

We recently travelled “around the loop” with another couple and are at Norton’s Cove Café for lunch. The food was delicious, the view was spectacular and the service excellent. Kasie was efficient and professional providing our service, but, probably most memorable was her friendliness and humour. She made our lunch a special event and an highlight or our trip. We look forward to another opportunity to go back.

Date of visit: August 2021

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To everyone who visited us once, and then told all your friends and family that they “just have to” come visit, thank you so much! Your friends and family are listening, and we’re going to grow bigger and better because of your effort!

I’m really proud of my staff for making Norton’s Cove Café what it is. Thanks go out to my servers, Trina, Kasie, and Matthew, who are the best. Thanks go to the kitchen early crew, Amanda & Chrys, who bring us an extraordinary brunch menu and the best baked goods ever. I didn’t even know that I needed hand-pies in my life before I hired Chrys! And Amanda’s hash browns are the best I’ve ever tasted. Thank you to the killer kitchen late crew: calm cool Noah and the Kitchen Magician himself, Chef Ted. I love the food the kitchen crews are producing, and I look forward to what they bring us for Tibb’s Eve this year! And last, but not least, thank you to Duke. Duke gets all the things that we need to make the menus happen and brings them to the crew to make their magic with; and then he waits until we’re all gone home for the night, and cleans up after us all. He keeps the place sparkling in more ways than one.

Thank you for all the kind words- I’ve heard some great comments that make my heart swell with pride, like for instance: “I just don’t know what we used to do when we visited Wesleyville before Norton’s Cove Café began- I can’t imagine not having it there anymore”, or “I love this place- I’m so thankful it’s here”, or “Everything was so delicious, I can’t wait to come back again!” It’s a lot of work running a restaurant, and your compliments and appreciation helps to keep us feeling good about the work we are doing.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, for making 2021 our best season yet.

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