Congratulations to our winner, Helen. This contest is now closed.
We are always on the lookout for great little restaurant hideaways tucked amongst the madness of busy city streets. We look for a place that offers a menu that is delicious, decor that is unique and inviting, and service that is personal and friendly. While Mission doesn’t really have that much madness on its streets, we did discover a new favorite place to frequent that has all the above criteria met. It’s called The Sweet Spot Cafe.
Originally a barber shop in 1926, the Cafe has been renovated entirely, but the original flooring and stained glass windows were kept to give it a vintage feel. With bright yellow walls, striking black accents and wispy sheers on the windows, it’s old meets new in a most modern way.
The Cafe was opened in March 2011 by Deborah Bleasdale, a vibrant woman whose experience in the kitchen spans her former days as a cooking teacher for over 20 years, as well as catering for all types of events and 7 years working at the Heritage Park cafe. Not only does she have culinary training, she has a major passion for serving you quality, locally sourced food that tastes delicious.
As the oldest of 6 with a Mom that worked full-time, Debra spent a lot of time preparing meals and has always loved food and cooking. She especially enjoys baking, which is evident by the assortment of homemade goodies prepared fresh by Debra herself on a daily basis. Not only does she bake on site, she makes everything from scratch! No muffin mixes or shortcuts on food quality here.
Although most of the bread used in the Cafe is supplied by Cobb’s, Debra makes her own focaccia bread, as well as the soups, chutneys, jams and salad dressings in house. For all those caffeine addicts out there, you will be pleased to know that local Vancouver roaster, Cuppajoe Coffee, supplies the fresh coffee and teas served here as well.
With an adorable outdoor patio area that seats 12 and indoor seating for approximately 16 people, the Cafe is small, but in its short time being open, has already developed a following. Many regulars come in to get their panini, chili, potato salad, or carrot cake fix. Whether you are looking for a place to go for your morning coffee or need lunch in a hurry and want to order ahead, the small team of staff want to make your dining experience a great one.
We are so excited for you to try The Sweet Spot Cafe for yourself. Please leave a comment below to be entered to win a $25 gift card. A winner will be chosen at random on August 1, 2011.
For an extra entry, please post the following on Twitter “I want to win a gift card to The Sweet Spot Cafe in #Mission from @FVPulse http://ow.ly/5FW22“.
The Sweet Spot Cafe
www.thesweetspotcafe.ca – coming soon
33057 1st Ave, Mission BC