Wednesday, December 7, 2011

lunch break......


This was a heavenly lunch! Some quiet "me" time away from home and work. Ipad, notebook, cup of tea and a delicious grilled veggie pannini! Yesterday I had to go to Mahone Bay to pick up a couple of paintings and on my way home, I stopped into the Kiwi Cafe in Chester. A bright cheery place, perfect for a relaxing lunch and a bit of time wasting. While I was there, quite a few locals popped in and had a chat whith each other. I get the feeling that a lot of regulars stop by.

Since I am now a vegan it is often hard to find something to eat when out. They were kind enough to add some extra veggies and take out the goat cheese. I would have LOVED to try the soup, tomato apple and celery but the veggies were sauteed in butter:( This vegan stuff is a bit awkward at times but I do feel great since jumping in. The cafe is also a bit of a wee shop too. Baked goods and lots of other interesting things to be had. In the summer you can sit outside on a wee deck. In fact...I watched Haven film their Christmas "special" episode from that deck one hot sunny day this summer!

I had to stop and take a picture of the water before I left. So serene. Chester is a place I could easily live. When I was a child I once found a quartz arrowhead on that little beach!

Chester's annual Gingerbread Festival is on right now so many of the places are decorated with Gingerbreadmen! These happy musicians are up above the Fo'c'scle. Listed as Nova Scotia's oldest rural pub! Must say, I've lifted a few in there:)

5 comments:

Tammi said...

The cafe sounds delightful and one I had not heard of before. I'd also not heard about the Gingerbread Man Festival - I feel like my "born on the South Shore" membership should be revoked ;-)
My best friend, Shane, works at the Fo'c'sle!

aliceinparis said...

Tammi, I had not heard of the festival either. I bet Shane enjoys working at Fo'c'sle!

hatjunkie said...

Sheilagh, You make everything look amazing. You should be paid by the province to promote it.

Alice ~ writer, traveller, boater said...

now that looks like my kind of lunch! just beautiful... but I didn't know you had jumped in to being a vegan?! How exciting :-)

sheree said...

A KIWI CHAIR! My Dad hailed from Chester Basin --many fond memories. A gingerbread festival-- now that is something to twitter about.