Harry Ten Shilling, Shakespeare ON

Afternoon Tea!

Afternoon Tea!

I had decided that I’d spend my Saturday afternoon in Stratford (@StratfordON), I’ve heard great things and while I’m sure they’re all true, it didn’t ring true for me on this day. So I retreated back towards KW where I had eyed this teenie town of Shakespeare (on HWY 7, about 30 minutes from the depths of Waterloo). Literally one street that closes by 4pm! How does anyone sustain a business on these minimal hours?

Anyway, it was a little gold mind of a town, full of antique shops (Like Jonnys Antiques or Land and Ross) and the best little afternoon British tea shop called Harry Ten Shilling where I popped in for a snack. For $24 I had “Tea for One” which was really enough for three people. I ate little cheese and chutney sandwiches, scones with Devon Cream, banana bread, red velvet cupcakes, and marshmallow peanut butter tarts…. it was all so good! There was so much food I took home a doggie bag. The dining room has large windows with views of the surrounding bushes and garden and has large tables to accommodate bigger parties (great spot for a bridal party, birthday, or cute party of any kind). The waiter (who I believe was also the owner with his wife) was younger and tried to be very funny, which he was if not a bit awkward. HA! The front of house sells chocolates, tea pots, and turkish delight great for gifts if you’re not already stuffed by the end. I think I’ll definitely be using this place for a special occasion sometime soon, I’ll have to stock up on fascinators and big posh hats for the full effect!



2203 Line 34, Shakespeare, ON N0B 2P0 (519) 508-8333


Harvest Moon Organic Bakery, Bruce Peninsula

The Bakery

The Bakery

Harvest Moon Organic Bakery is literally a hidden gem in the Bruce Peninsula. They make delicious organic food like pizza, eclairs, veg pies, cakes, fruit pies…basically anything you’d want to eat on a warm day surrounded by nature. The owners are extremely friendly and so passionate about what they do they’ve opened their property to let people explore their gardens, rock statues and crazy original home. They’ve got a huge tree with swings, picnic tables for a perfect pit stop, and a walking path to stretch those legs.

This place is easy to miss on the drive so look out for their sign, if you’re driving north its on the left hand side.

519-592-5742 – 3927

Hwy #6, Lion’s Head, Ontario, Canada, N0H 1W0

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The Flying Chestnut: Eugenia, ON

Cozy Inside


Eugenia ON is about 2 hours outside of Waterloo, and its totally worth your time to check out the falls (yes, an amazing waterfall!) and this little hidden gem called The Flying Chestnut (also own The Flying Spatula in nearby Flesherton). It’s great in summer or winter and for couples, singles or families. The food is excellent. They offer 4-5 entrees for breakfast that rotate often. There is usually steak and eggs ($16), pancakes, a fish option and then some other seasonal dishes, but truely they are all fantastic. Its not a $5 breakfast, but you’re paying for real talent and a great Sunday morning getaway. They do dinner so dates are totally an option!

199 Pellisier St  Eugenia, ON N0C 1E0
(519) 924-1809

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