Coffee break

 “There’s just something about the hum of conversation, the yummy snacks, and of course the delicious beverages that makes a coffee shop an appealing place to be. It’s where you can catch up with friends, escape with your laptop, or grab a to-go order to fuel your day. In this issue of The Walleye, we check out 18 of Thunder Bay’s best indie coffee shops, coffeehouses, and cafés to see what they’re serving up. From the classic no-frills cup of joe to the fanciest mocha confection around, there’s sure to be a coffee (or tea!) that’s right for you.”

– Bonnie Schiedel


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Regardless if you’re in a large city or a small town (or, like Thunder Bay, something in between), there’s a unique vibe to the local coffee shop. Whether you’re getting work done on your laptop, socializing with friends, or just relaxing and watching the world go by, a cosy café and a delicious caffeinated beverage is the perfect pairing. And what pairs better with a specialty coffee than a delectable dessert or pastry? That’s why in this month’s cover story, we’re visiting many of the city’s best coffee shops and highlighting their great drinks and delicious treats. Also in our cover story, we hear from the local roasters who make the beans that form the foundation of many of these amazing drinks, we look back at the history of an iconic coffee chain that got its start right in Thunder Bay, and we ask a local barista to sort out some potentially confusing coffee terminology.

-Matt Prokopchuk





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