The Sweet Spot Cafe – Pulse Spotlight – 07.18.11

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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“.

The Sweet Spot Cafe – coming soon
33057 1st Ave, Mission BC
Ring: 604.287.2800



Contributor: Chrissy Lambert

Chrissy Lambert is a freelance Makeup Artist and owner of Makeup Infusion. She is a proud Auntie of two adorable nieces and loves a night out “on the town” as much as a quiet night at home.

36 Responses to “The Sweet Spot Cafe – Pulse Spotlight – 07.18.11”

  1. Helen says:

    What a Charming Place!

  2. Shannon says:

    Sounds yummy! Always looking for new and yummy places to eat!

  3. Kelly says:

    Looks like a wonderful place to visit. Yummy …..

  4. Tina says:

    Lucky me, I live in Mission. :) It’s a lovely cafe and I was delighted to find baked goods made with real ingredients.

  5. theresa says:

    looks really quaint and yummy!!

  6. Glennis says:

    Sound great I will be trying it. Thanks

  7. Trudy says:

    This sounds like a great new place to eat – worth the trip from Abbotsford!

  8. Suzanne says:

    Looks awesome, will have to have a taste test! Congrats!

  9. Kate says:

    Looks like a great place for a cuppa and scone!!!

  10. Tawnya says:

    What a lovely cafe! The decor, the goodies, the owner, the patio – all look wonderful. Congratulations Debra for doing something you obviously love!

  11. Rachael V says:

    looks like a neat place to stop when passing through town!

  12. Jessica says:

    So cute! Can’t wait to stop in for a treat.

  13. Kate says:

    I LOVE the garden!! I can imagine having a tea and scone there… fabulous!!

  14. Cora says:

    Looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it out…

  15. Marilyn says:

    Kudos to you Debra – I can’t wait for a sunny afternoon to treat my friend for a leisurely lunch on your patio. You have done such a great job designing your Cafe, you probably won’t need it, but ‘good luck’ anyway.

  16. Rhiannon says:

    My husband and I are planning on checking it out soon!

  17. Chrystalyn says:

    Sounds like a cute place to try out!

  18. Ken says:

    I’ll be heading there next week to check it. It looks like a place I’d really enjoy.

  19. Cheryl Tall says:

    This looks so quaint and the food looks delic. I’d love to check it out.

  20. Stacy Paterson says:

    So cool that this is your feature! Was on my way home from the Okanagan on Monday & as we drove home to MR through Mission, I noticed this cute little gem & thought the name was wonderful! Can’t wait for the chance to wander in & sample some of those yummy goodies you have pictures of! thanks!

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  22. Sylvia says:

    Will be checking this place out the next time I’m in Mission.

  23. Lecorre says:

    Sitting in their patio drinking a perfect americano as i type. I love this place. And If you can walk in and resist the amazing deserts – well you have more will power than I.

  24. Carole says:

    Looks delicious! I will definately go for afternoon coffee and a scone!

  25. admin says:

    So happy you went to check it out! Cheers – Kristi

  26. It looks like a delightful place, and I am hoping to check it out on my next trip to Mission

  27. jana says:

    Local & like the last pic, tables outside :)

  28. Conny says:

    It’s wonderfull to have new local business to support in Mission. I wish Debra geat sucess and will most definately be coming in.

  29. Kendra says:

    The Sweet Spot Cafe looks like the perfect hideaway for a cup of tea, a delicious dessert and a good book!

  30. Deborah says:

    Looks very warm and inviting. Look forward to checking it out.

  31. Evelyn says:

    I’ll be there in August (from Saskatoon) and am exciting about trying it out!

  32. Joan B says:

    Looks very inviting

  33. The carrot cake looks fabulous!

  34. Heidi says:

    Looks like another winner – will put this on our summer to-do list!

  35. Catherine McDonald says:

    I love the Sweet Spot! I have know Debra for years and am so glad to be eating her homemade cooking again.
    I hope the Sweet Spot encourges others to open up charming shops on the main street of Mission. It’s what we need to revive a viable downtown core in our sweet town.

  36. Penny says:

    Great place for a quiet light lunch with a friend. Loved the newly expanded patio.

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