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Come for the Plants, Stay for the Treats

Posted on September 5, 2017 in News

Written by West Coast Gardens

Your weather app may tell you that there’s rain in the forecast…but we’re going to change that to ‘mouth-watering sweet and savoury goodies” instead! So much more appealing and we also guarantee it to be true! Now that Branches Coffee House is located at the front of the store and is undercover from the weather, you can turn that rainy day around with a visit to West Coast Gardens. It might drizzling outside, but you only need to be concerned about the drizzle of icing on your scone, or the splash of cream in your specialty coffee.


Food for the soul and the mind…

Delicious tastes, naturally beautiful eye-candy all around…what more can we give you? Well, how about some food for thought! Our new “Lunch and Learns” are designed to give you the chance to nourish yourself with homemade comfort food, socialize with wonderful people, and learn something new and inspirational about gardening. The new undercover seating areas are perfect to gather for our demonstrations, talks and classes or just to spend some time chatting with friends for an afternoon in a garden setting.


What’s new on the menu!

We’re always adding new surprises to the menu, as each season brings fresh inspiration from local ingredients and flavours. They’ll be something for everyone, and how can you resist pairing it with one of our specialty coffees? We’ve got delicious aromatic coffees ready to go, such as our very own West Coast Gardens Medium Roast with it’s subtle caramel and mocha undercurrents, or our dark and seductive Branches Coffee House Dark Roast blend. Both perfectly roasted especially for you by local coffee artisans Republica Coffee Roasters.

In a rush, no time to stay and chat? Well, don’t worry we’ve packed up something for you to take home. If you can’t resist our baked goods then grab a multi-pack of treats (dozen or half-dozen) for the whole family, or a fresh loaf of baked bread made with love. With the weather turning a bit cooler theses days, there’s nothing better than hot soup made with fresh local ingredients, which we now have in carry-away sizes big enough for the whole family!

If you want it hot from your own oven, then grab one of our Take N Bake choices, so that you can whip it up yourself and fill your home with that fresh baked smell.


So local it’s next door

As always, you can count on us to use local produce, coming from as near by as our very own West Coast Garden’s herbs! Most of our baked goods are made on site so there hasn’t been any chance for the exquisite flavour to escape. Rejuvenate yourself with sweet and savoury ‘soul food’, while feasting your eyes on the natural beauty of our plants and blooms.

Sure you came in for the begonias or some potting soil, but while you’re here why not treat yourself to a savoury quiche, hot pastry or cup of locally made soup? (Made with organic ingredients, so you don’t even have to feel guilty.) As the weather cools down this fall, our tasty tidbits are even more inviting to warm you up and give you a bright spot on a crisp autumn afternoon. With a menu that follows the seasons, there’s always something new and celebratory to try.


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