Strange as it may seem, I'm going to get off my soap box for this post and do something a little more in line with your average coffee shop blog, and talk about what's new and exciting in the new Shatterbox!
It's hard to believe, but our first month in the new space is already over! It came with Mother's Day and we quietly celebrated with more than a usual amount of mother and child combos. I did my best to disguise my satisfaction when young men and women brought their moms to Shatterbox to treat them to something special, but I can't deny the fact that I'm overly proud that we've created something that people want to share with the most important person in their lives... So thank you to all those who thought that a latte from us was the best way to thank their mom for all their love and support over the years!
Also new out this month, is the new Eat Magazine! Our move was noted in the print edition, and they did a feature on us that you can find on their website. Holly, a writer there came by and we had a great chat about all sorts aspects of coffee culture in Victoria, and what we do here, and what we hope to do with our new location, but Holly is a much better writer than I am, so you should probably just go ahead and click the link above to see what she had to say!
Another new thing here at Shatterbox is our new baked goods menu! Unlike mentioned in the Eat article, we've stopped carrying Portofino and Cherries' Breakfast Bistro baked goods in favour of a couple of hyper-local alternatives! As of last Monday, we're serving a selection of delicious baked goods from Dollop Bakery from Monday to Friday, and Saturday and Sunday are Empire Donut days! Both of our new suppliers are small businesses working out of the same kitchen on Fort St. next to PiCNiC Coffee. The response to the new goodies has been excellent and we're really excited to continue working with them and supporting local businesses! Please come by and let us know what you think!
That's about it for now, but for those of you keeping track, the project aimed at replacing the old Philip Nyren building has been approved by City Hall and should be beginning soon! So it's a good thing we moved!
Thanks for reading!
All the best,