Keep yourself warm and cozy this winter by indulging in specialty coffee, tea or new concoctions at a local café in Elora. Cafés offer a relaxing space where you can go to unwind after a long day, catch up with friends or simply sip on a beverage made specifically to your liking. No matter what your reason for visiting a café, once you settle down on some comfy furniture with your piping-hot beverage, a good book or great company, you’ll never want to leave. To give residents insight on hidden gems near their Elora apartments, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has researched some local cafés that offer coffee for connoisseurs and cuisine that will make your mouth water.
Offering a full selection of fine coffees, premium quality teas and exquisite food options, Uptown CAFÉ is a provider of all things delicious and decadent at a reasonable price. Patrons can enjoy an extensive breakfast menu that includes omelettes, breakfast wraps, cinnamon French toast, pancakes, waffles, BLTs and a lot more. If you’re more in the mood for lunch, try Uptown CAFÉ’s quiche, hamburgers, tuna melts, chicken teriyaki, paninis and salads. However, don’t forget to make room for desserts like fruit pies, squares and tarts, which are always baked fresh daily. The café is open throughout the week from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on the weekends from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Afternoon tea is also available from 2:00 p.m. until closing and hours are subject to extension during the summer months. Located on 140 Metcalfe Street, the Sandstone apartments and Executive Suites are less than a five-minute drive or 15-minute walk away.
Situated in a neighbourhood of artists and boutiques, Wreckless Eric is an eclectic and lively space where you can enjoy some delicious drinks and treats. Come in and enjoy five different brews of organic, fair trade coffee, loose-leaf teas, local beers and a selection of signature cocktails. Chefs make menu items from scratch daily using the best local ingredients and products while sourcing the finest cuts of meat. All of the café’s meat is naturally raised and supplied by Dar’s Country Market in Elora. Satisfy your hunger with New York-style bagels, breakfast burritos, caprese paninis, chicken and avocado sandwiches and a variety of other options. The menu contains an extensive amount of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options for you to enjoy. Located on 90 Metcalfe Street, the café is conveniently located two-minutes away by car from the Sandstone apartments and Executive Suites and 10-minutes away for those who prefer to drive. Make sure you leave room for sweet items like two-bite brownies, peanut butter cookies, double reverse chocolate cookies and pumpkin bitter bites. It’s best to pair these dessert items with a cup of drip coffee, specialty coffees, like salted caramel and pumpkin spice lattes, pour cover coffees and teas.
Van Gali’s Café & Inn & Catering
The next time you’re craving a cup of java or a sweet snack visit Van Gali’s Café located in Fergus, Ontario. This venue offers an unforgettable experience and a menu that is broad enough to satisfy all palates and diets, including vegans, meat-lovers, vegetarians and gluten-free. Enjoy handmade crepes all weekend long and try a new specialty crepe that is revealed every weekend in addition to traditional fare. Many of the breakfasts, mid-afternoon snacks and homemade desserts are made with spelt flour or are gluten-free, so even those with gluten allergies can enjoy them. When it comes to beverages, Van Gali’s is filled with a variety of option from smoothies, lattes, steamers, and cappuccino, as well as Reunion Island Organic Fair Trade Coffee. The region’s local supplier, Waterloo Coffee, is also available. Pick up a coffee card on your next visit and after your seventh coffee purchase, the eighth one is on the house. Located on 180 Saint Andrew Street East, this local gem is only an eight-minute drive from the Executive Suites and a 10-minute drive from the Sandstone apartments.
If you’d rather not go to a café, you can simply enjoy the warmth and comfort of your own apartment space. Located on 120-122 David Street East and 143 Kertland Street, Williams and McDaniel’s Elora apartments offer residents the quality and exceptional service that they deserve.