Boasting two historic waterfront downtown areas—one within walking distance of our office—we consider ourselves pretty lucky to live in the BoQ.
Since we turned the page in the Discovery Guide earlier this week, we have been helping you get to know our team a bit better. We set aside some time this week to think about our favourite downtown spots to hang out, shop, catch a show or grab a bite.
Downtown Favourites: Bay of Quinte Staff Picks – Jen
The Brake Room – For a vanilla latte! Plus, Adam is one of the nicest, friendliest people I’ve ever met. When I was undecided he recommended the Vanilla latte and now I order it every time. I’m super jazzed by the steady stream of people in the shop and the diversity of the patrons. It really is a community hub.
The alley alcoves on Bridge Street – Dinkel’s has an amazing terrace space out back and tucked in behind Funk & Grüven an overflow of treasures. All the historic buildings of Front Street in Belleville are a source of constant inspiration. There is so much opportunity here with exposed brick, hardwood, ornate trimmings and loft spaces above the store fronts. I’m excited about the increase in residential building here. It is the key to a downtown’s revitalization.
The Grind Cafe – This cafe in Trenton has the best Nanaimo bar I’ve ever eaten. The location is stellar, beside the farmers’ market and on the riverfront trail. It’s one of my favourite things to grab a London Fog and walk the trail.
Junk In The Box – For its name alone, but also because it is chock full of great retro finds. Enough said, no?
Toro Sushi – I can’t event tell you how grateful I am for Toro Sushi. It’s my remedy when I miss Vancouver life. The staff is incredible and the sushi top notch.
Do you share a favourite spot with any of the BoQ staff? Let us know in the comments or on our socials!