Tucked among the hills, a stone’s throw off the “beaten track” is the village of Creemore: a beautiful village where rolling hills invite you to wander. Be sure to visit The Bank Café, a new and unique place to dine. In the heart of Creemore is a historic landmark, originally known as The Toronto Bank in 1896, it then became the Creemore Village Library and now is home to a distinctive café.
With new owners taking over on October 1st this year, The Bank Café is fast becoming an inviting place to visit. Owners, Charlene Nero and Natalie Seltzer, have been in the catering and food business for many years. Charlene ensures “there’s always a friendly smiley face. We delight people with our food and keep them happy while they wait”. Both Charlene and Natalie take pride in their belief that local is better and have “always eaten what’s fresh and cheap -what we pick from the backyard – and it’s still what we do”.
Charlene sits on the Board of Simcoe County Farm Fresh and uses fresh local meat and produce in almost everything they make, even local walnuts and native heart nuts! In a small place, the girls have packed in a lot of goodness. You can enjoy organic coffee from Alternative Grounds, created by Kevin Walters; the first fair trade coffee roaster in Ontario, freshly baked goodies from Roseberry Farm, and the ever so famous Danish pastry with a cranberry pecan sauce; to die for!
The Café is open from 8:30 5:00, Thursday thru Monday and starting mid November they’ll be offering weekend dinners made from “the freshest local meat and produce with a Mediterranean inspiration”. If you’re in a rush, you can pick up freshly made frozen items including a variety of soups, lasagna, meat pie, and macaroni and cheese. All made from scratch. The Café has internet access and is a favorite meeting spot for locals, visitors, artists & authors. So take a drive to 179 Mill Street, Creemore or call 705-520-Café (2233) to book a catering event www.bitemefoods.org. You deserve it! Written by Melanie Vollick, Freelance Writer Georgian Life · November 2010