We hope you had a lovely Easter! If you somehow didn’t get enough eggs this weekend, (the real kind, not the chocolate ones), our Sandwich Special is an egg and ham salad. It may not be the most obvious thing to toast in a panini press, but we promise it is really tasty! For those of you who haven’t had their fill of chocolate, we also have a very decadent Chocolate Pizza from Ogema’s Solo Italia. Think oven-fired crispy Italian pizza dough, topped with hazelnuts and Nutella… so, so good!
Coffees this week are a light roasted Indian Monsooned Malabar (great on drip, even better as a pour over), and the dark smokey Ethiopian Yirgacheffe.
Rather randomly, Annabel was invited for interview on CJTR’s Queen City Improvement Bureau show, where she got to talk coffee, the cafe, why Regina needs more bike paths, and about Procaffeinated Press books in what has to be the most surreal interview ever. Many thanks to the hosts for our official Queen City Improvement Vector certificate!
On 21st March we played host to a wonderful bunch of writers and poets on World Poetry Day. For one day only, we allowed customers to “pay with a poem”, and if they recited their work at the till, they were rewarded with coffee. The results were extremely impressive, we had far more poets than expected and we even made it on to CBC news! A small film crew arrived on our doorstep that morning, which was more than a little intimidating!
If that brush with fame wasn’t enough, later on in the week local blogger Justin Reves paid us a visit for his #AroundYQR project. He wrote us a lovely review with some beautiful photographs, available here: http://www.justinreves.com/
Finally, we are very honoured to have been nominated for no less than four Best of Food and Drink awards in Prairie Dog magazine; Best Barista (Annabel) Best Latte, Best plain old cup of coffee, and Best Coffee Shop to Read a Book In. Many, many thanks to everyone who nominated us; now we just have to get the votes in!! If you love our coffee shop as much as we do, please take 5 minutes and vote for us at http://prairedogmag.
As the kids are off school this week, we are beginning our new ‘Read a Latte’ series, featuring book readings from local authors. Join us this Wednesday 30th to hear Saskatchewan writer Tara Gereaux read from her latest book, Size of a Fist. Published in October 2015 and already nominated for two awards at the 2016 Saskatchewan book awards, this dark, gritty young adult novel is about growing up in difficult circumstances, where the suggestion of violence hovers beneath the surface of every relationship.
That’s all for now (we promise!). Have a great, coffee-fueled week!