Café Yamabiko on its own premises

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Publié le : 16 juin 2021

Dernière mise à jour : 16 juin 2021


Café Yamabiko's space, with its high ceilings, huge windows and terrasse that gives right onto the Veteran's Park is promising.

Chris and Nahoko, owners of the Yamabiko Coffee Roasters in front of their soon-to-be Café in Sutton

Right beside L’Abordage’s new Taproom & Buvette on rue Principale is a tiny-house style extension fronted by a beautiful brick arch-shaped window Café Yamabiko will soon call home. But in the meantime, they will be selling their coffee at their espresso bar at Round Top Bagels and at the Sutton Saturday Market from 8 am to 1 pm.

When I visited the place in May, the walls had not yet been closed. But the space, with its high ceilings, huge windows and terrasse in the back, was promising. The terrasse gives right onto the Veteran’s Park. It has a view of Le Pleasant, Art Plus and the Olivet Baptist church, soon to be the Volunteers Center’s Olivet House and Maison des Générations. It will give you a whole new perspective on the town! The seats will be well-sought-after when shows come up at the park during the Sutton Traditional Fiddle Festival, for instance. Access through the back door will be a plus in the summer. Especially if you wish to avoid the bustle of main street.

The woodworker Nicolas Côté from Niconova will be responsible for the fixtures of the new café.  A mezzanine will welcome the roasting machine. You will enjoy the same single-origin espressos, third wave coffee and latte art. The owners, Nahoko and Chris, also plan on serving cold brew, matcha tea, as well as hearty healthy food take-outs in recyclable and biodegradable containers. Note that they recently decided to get rid of the extra charge for alternative milk.

This new place will be wheelchair-accessible and opened 4 to 5 days a week. You can follow the Yamabiko Coffee Roasters Facebook page for the latest updates.