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Published May 10th 2018
Update February 7th 2019
Since this initial visit to Coffeecidance I've visited there a dozen times and the staff are always wonderful, the food is always delicious, and I'm happy to continue supporting this small, local business. :)
The sign of new things coming with The Hills' development?
We tested it out on its second day of business. They were still finding their feet and building momentum, but this cafe has some great pluses for us:
Quiet location You're not sitting on the kerb of a busy road, getting car fumes with your coffee.
Lovely staff Genuine smiles and an authentic desire to make sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our visit. They even offered us a free babycino for dining in.
Fresh decor It's all brand new and cute and comfy. (How will they keep the fabric-covered bench cushions unstained though?)
Children's play alcove A small section of the cafe, securely enclosed on three sides, has been set aside for the little ones. Building blocks, a reading corner, and chalkboard let parents drink their cuppa more peacefully.
Dogs welcome Fur babies are accommodated outside with a water bowl. It's a short walk from Chinook St to the Sylvia Gibbs park and off-leash area.
Local small business
It's always nice to support a family business instead one of the chains.
Since writing this article when it first opened, Coffeecidance has gone from strength to strength. I don't have a bad word to say about it. Delicious food and good value. Friendly and enthusiastic staff.