Wednesday, July 14, 2010

day tripping


This is a place I have been wanting to check out for ages! So recently a friend and I headed to The Bike and Bean Cafe. It is about a half hour drive from Halifax, situated on the old road to the South Shore, the number 3 highway. Once the French Village train station, it is now a cute cafe and bike rental place.

Love the small bowl of water placed here for thirsty critters.

We had a grilled paninis and carrot ginger soup for lunch, seated outside under the cheery umbrellas. ( do you know how many variations of "panini" I typed to get it spelled right?The letter n tricked me)

For dessert I had to try one of the fruit tarts made by Boulangerie la Vendeene believe. YUM!

What is so cool about this wee place is that it is situated on the old rail line which has long been gone and is now a wonderful walking /biking trail. You can rent bicycles and helmets for $20 which will give you 4 hours or $30 for the day. Two hours cycling will take you to Hubbards where you can have more treats at the Trellis Cafe and then bike back!

We did not go for a cycle but had a short walk. Look what we saw:) I can hardly wait to come back for a day of cycling:)

10 comments:

Eco Yogini said...

very cool- i've been wanting to go there, but my friends in the city always want to bike there... and i am not THAT much of an endurance bicycler. :) I think it takes about an hour to bike there from the city...

Looks so cute!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Sounds so lovely and charming!

Amy said...

Oh I love this place...if I remember correctly it's licensed which makes me wonder...It also makes me think of the 'riding pretty' movement.

The Words Crafter said...

How cool is that? It looks very inviting (love the umbrellas) and you can have lunch, bike to the Trellis Cafe, have a treat without guilt, because you have to bike back. That's a perfect set-up!

Sara said...

Looks like a wonderful place...day trips are such fun...

Andrea on Third Street said...

This is just down from where I live!!
We are very fortunate to have this shop and the trail is wonderful - I bike it a couple times a week. Let me know if you ever want to ride together - I'd love to!

kirsten said...

I live on the road to the bike and bean. I love it there, and enjoy the trail too.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Yummy! I'll have to check that one out.

Lynn @ The Next Chapter said...

I've wanted to check that place out for a long time, looks great!

Jac said...

Everything looks so beautiful