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Published February 25th 2017
Coffee, before and after skiing
The ski resort of Whistler is full of Australians, as working staff and holidaymakers and as such, good coffee would be expected. But then being in Canada, brewed coffee, American style tends to prevail. That is until you step into Moguls andPurebread . Both of these coffee places have well earned their reputation for great coffee and bakery treats that see daily queues of eager coffee aficionados lining up.
Moguls Coffee Shop has been around for a long time and in its prime location on Village Square, it is a well-known entity for locals and visitors alike. One of the places in Whistler that serves a mean flat-white as well as the usual cappuccinos, lattes and hot-chocolate, it also offers homesick Aussies meat pies and sausage rolls. Muffins and sticky cinnamon buns, as well as healthier options of sandwiches and wraps can also be had. The staff are friendly, efficient and would fit into any Melbourne cafe in Brunswick or Fitzroy. Space is at a premium but there are some tables outside for enjoying your coffee on a warm spring or summer day.
The moment you enter Purebread, the smell and sight of bread, baked delicacies and coffee hits your senses. Normally, you would have waited in line so your taste buds are well and fully activated by the time you make your selections. The large variety of savoury and sweet pastries, including vegan and gluten-free options, will make your selection very difficult indeed, they all look so yummy. Combined with good coffee, time spent here can be whiled away by people watching and thinking about what you will have next time. Or you could always buy something to take away for later on, either from the fresh bakery produce or from the gift selection of packaged goods. Staff in their fetching scarves and bandannas are very friendly, helpful and patient, no doubt used to customers being unable to make up their mind as to what to choose with their coffee.