Ah. Yes. I am back. It is good to be writing again. Creating useful content for you guys to read and learn about all the awesome things to do.
I’m sorry I was away for so long. Life changes. Y’know.
Little did you know that I wouldn’t write about anything in St. John’s today (unless you read my Facebook post a little while back). I am actually going to be writing about a coffee roaster in Toronto. Mmmm, coffee. I wanted to focus this blog about St. John’s stuff, but Pilot Coffee Roasters is just too phenomenal to ignore.
At the request of my father, I have finally tried the Hungry Heart Café. I’m 99% sure he doesn’t read my blog, but whatever. Dad, I finally went. Now stop telling me to go.
The Hungry Heart Café is an initiative of Stella’s Circle that aids vulnerable adults in finding stable employment. It’s a not-for-profit business to boot. So if that’s not reason enough to go visit, I guess you should keep reading.
A few months ago, two restaurants merged to become one. The Black Sea and Bistro Sofia combined under one roof.
I was fairly disappointed that I didn’t get to go to Bistro Sofia’s original location as I always walked by and drooled at the cakes (which, apparently you can still get at Mama Soulas). It also just looked like a cute little lunch spot for a soup and sandwich.
We all know that I started this blog in search of the gems in St. John’s. Well, I have a dirty secret:
I’ve kept one of them from you.
The Georgetown Bakery and the Café and Bookshelf is such a good find that I’m almost surprised a lot of people don’t know about it. I mean, it’s hidden in a downtown neighborhood, but still. Many of my friends have only heard about it through me, or had totally forgotten about it when I brought it up.
The reason I’ve kept it from you? I wanted to do it justice by visiting it a few times to make sure I got the full experience. It’s that good.
Surprise! I have another blog post this week. I had two great experiences, so I had to write about both of them.
I also have a bit more time where I’m done all my course work for my whole freakin’ undergrad. I’m using every outlet I can to yell out my excitement that after 5 years, all that stands between me and that piece of paper is three exams. Yessssss.
Anyways, for Good Friday last week, I obviously had to go on the hunt for some fish and chips. Now everyone in Newfoundland already knows about Ches’s, but I wanted to do something a bit different. So my friend and I went to the Harbour Room located in the Marriott Hotel.
Yup. The blog post today is going to be about Tol’s. I’m not even kidding.
Now, if you are a local, or familiar at all with St. John’s, you’ll know that Tol’s isn’t classified as the classiest of bars. In fact, the only other time I’ve ever been there was on a bus crawl. I’m pretty sure most people under 40 have only ever been there because of a bus crawl.
We won’t talk about the dirty details of a bus crawl, shall we?