I was afraid I’d be repeating myself, telling you about all the same places we visit each time we’re out in Tofino. But today we stumbled upon a new find: a brand new coffee company, roasting organic beans every day in a wee warehouse space barely big enough to accommodate the shiny new roaster, grinders and espresso machine.
The owner, Michael, who reminds me of the Dude (in the most awesome way), and who also owns Groovy Movie (a movie and cruiser bike rental place in a weathered old house beside Chocolate Tofino) just opened Tofino Coffee Co. three weeks ago. His red espresso machine is as shiny as a new car.
His grandma’s needlepoint is on the wall. Nothing else for sale but a few brownies and bars from Red Can Gourmet, around the corner of the same building.
He made two of the best Americanos we’d ever had, for $2 apiece. A bag of freshly roasted organic beans? $7.50. (For half a pound – the same price as Kicking Horse goes for in town.)
It’s on Industrial Way, just off the main road in.
(Must get to bed – the earlier to sleep, the earlier my Americano.)
August 01 2011 12:38 am | eating out