All the wonderful things people are saying about us.
Great Find On A Cold Day! This was a great find when it was -17*C outside. They had local Lunenburg Roasted coffee here. I had french onion soup that was piping hot with gouda cheese and a large chunk of crusty bread floating on top and baked in the oven. There is art for sale on the walls, used books to take home or read over coffee and super friendly staff. I love that they make everything there, and care about the quality. There was no deep fryer that I coould see and those are the places I prefer. There was also local crafts as well as eggs, cheese and meat among other things to purchase. I hope they are still in business next time I am there!
Ya Gotta Go! The Port Grocer - is Grocer, Cafe and Art Space, and if you haven’t been there then shame on you. It is also the village post office. It’s a 6 or 7 minute drive off the 103 and it is well worth the trip. It is one of those old buildings that has been renovated into a feel good place, that is warm and welcoming - a true “hub” for the community. There are daily luncheon specials but with an allergy to garlic I decided on a ham sandwich prepared to my liking, a coffee and a dish of Farmer’s caramel sea salt ice-cream. Delicious! This is just such a pleasant spot - give it a go!
Well Worth the Visit! This is a new enterprise started this spring. The Chef was a mainstay at the Woodpile in Liverpool until it closed. She then helped to make the Riverbank Cafe in Mill Village the go-to place in 2011-2013. Now she and her 2 partners have converted the Port Medway General Store into a great new asset for this small, scenic village. Deb’s soups are amazing, her gourmet sandwiches are always a treat, the atmosphere is bright and homey. Excellent coffee and pastries. You can’t go wrong paying them a visit. My favorites are the Mulligatawny soup and the loaded baked potato soup. The Port Grocer is a café, a store, a post office, a yoga studio, and music venue all rolled up in one.Their goal is to bring as much locally grown and sourced food and products to Port Medway as they can. This is a 6-8 minute side-trip off the 103 highway when travelling Nova Scotia’s South Shore. It is well worth the visit.
The Medway Grocer: Deb, Sparo and Annabelle...If you’ve found your way along the Lighthouse Route to the best-kept secret of the South Shore - Port Medway - then you will easily find The Port Grocer, the recently renovated and truly delightful Post Office, general store and eatery. This is the spot where the locals are lining up for the weekly Wednesday “Lunch Box” and buying prepared meals such as Beef-and-Guinness Pie, Chicken Pot Pie and lasagna. There are extra delights such as really good coffee, croissants and Breakfast Muffins (no ordinary muffin!) All this is prepared, served and presided over by the happy-as-midsummer trio of Deb, Sparo and Annabelle. These brightly inspired people are giving a much-needed face-lift along with a joyful jolt of spirit to the quietly respectable Post Office “in Port”. At the same time, they are creating that truly Nova Scotian experience that defines who we are to everyone who is fortunate enough to live in this beautiful part of the world or visit it.So much has been accomplished by these intrepid ladies already, but so much more is also planned for the future. And this is exactly what makes this brand of village grocery work so well. Events such as a Farmer’s Market are being planned and a restaurant will shortly be opened. The seasonable menus will confirm a wise devotion to the freshest local ingredients. Deb Melanson is an imaginative chef whose meals are confidently prepared and rich in taste. Trust me. Try the quiche.Annabelle and Sparo are dedicated to the “front-of-house” and the counter, seem to know everyone already and are further proof that this oasis is already a welcome and positive commitment to the community. These three entrepreneurs know that this is the right way to go when we urge each other to make Nova Scotia the very best of places to live and thrive in. We’ll keep you posted!