Originally called “UncommonGroundz,” this quaint and cozy coffee shop is a must for everyone. It’s Stayner’s version of what Starbucks tries to create, a quiet place to gather with family and friends to savour a cup of java, enjoy some great conversation and put your feet up.
Affordable and inviting, patrons of the Coffee Shop will tell you “it’s like going home”. Nancy Lynn Cooksey was raised in Stayner and took over the business in September, 2009 because she couldn’t live without her favorite coffee, Mountain View Estates. Organic Fair Trade coffee, that is.
Fair trade coffee means that the workers growing and picking the beans are being paid a decent wage so they don’t have to live in the destitution of poverty. The fact that it’s organically grown is a wonderful benefit; it means no herbicides or pesticides are used, therefore; better for your body. Nancy Lynn and her team aren’t just about serving a great cup of java. What goes with it is just as important: wholesome, fresh, and made to order. Just the way you like it.
A supporter of shop local, she features Felicity Lomath’s ginger cookies www.creemore/goodies.ca. Order one of those with a spiced chai latte you won’t want to leave! Many delightful daily specials are available and she offers all day breakfast sandwiches. Her homemade comfort food such as lasagna and meatloaf, with a baked potato, are just a few of the more popular items.
Cooksey provides her customers with the daily paper, magazines (including Georgian Life) and books to read while you visit, and often you’ll see locals crocheting and chatting among friends. Just goes to show how “comfortable” this shop is. Tucked in behind the Royal Bank in Stayner, drop in to The Coffee Shop and say hi. She’s more than just your local coffee shop; she’s the girl next door who’s always ready to welcome you home. (A little known fact: Cooksey also caters and makes cakes for all occasions). Call (705) 428-6774 Photo credit: Allan Ross