Armchair Tourism in Carleton Place–I Threw Away my Candy at The Ginger Cafe



Photo- the gals and a gent on the Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce tour of Carleton Place– come along with us to The Ginger Cafe in Carleton Place.

Today is Part 3 in a new series called Armchair Tourism in Carleton Place. We have a great town and we need to explore it. What if somebody comes from out of town and asks you what they can do in Carleton Place? We, as a collective group of Citizens, need to keep on top of this and spread the history about the folks and our beautiful locations in our town that keep the wheels going round.

If you have anything to add, or places that should be in this series, then please tell me so we can write about it.


If you live in Carleton Place you already know about The Ginger Cafe! Vegetarian buffet, coffee & juice bar located in Carleton Place offering healthy, homemade food with vegan and gluten free options. Fresh juices, kombucha, summer rolls and vegan treats! Tiffany is owner of the Ginger Cafe in the old historic train station on Coleman Street, as well as Hamsa Yoga in the same building. Read all about Tiffany Nixon here!


My friend Jennifer curator of the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum knows they do lattes, green tea lattes, mocha lattes & homemade chai lattes. Have you heard the exciting news? Ginger Cafe is expanding! Yup, the old train station is a busy place these days getting ready to unveil the new space in early July. Plans are hush hush but we do know there is project involving pennies If you’ve got any, take them on down to the gals – score yourself some free dessert! Click here for details!
 The cafe is open until the new space is ready. Wonder what’s happening? Well head on down and have a snack or two or three or maybe even four!






The Chocolate Chai Cookies or as Linda likes to call them Ginger Cafe’s Moon Pies.




Butterscotch Pie !! A little bit of goodness this side of heaven.



The daily Vegetarian  buffet– nom nom nom






The Ginger Cafe serves up a vegetarian Indian Buffet on the first Friday of every month! 

Get your curry on from 11:30am-7:30pm. Their pay-per-weight buffet offers lots gluten free & vegan options. Take out is available too.


Love at First Bite at Carleton Place Farmers’ Market

The Ginger Cafe is there Saturdays from 8:30-12:30

Market Square–  Corner of Beckwith and Lake Avenue East–Carleton Place, Ontario


The above Photo through the eyes of Cathie Hawkins McOrmond










The fair misses–Maurine and Tiffany!

Don’t Forget Hamsa Yoga!




Ginger Cafe

132 coleman street
carleton place, on, k7c 4m7

visit them
monday-wednesday 9am-4pm
thursday & friday 9am-8pm
saturday 10am-4pm
sunday closed

get in touch

Hamsa Yoga

Address: 132 Coleman Street, Carleton Place ON, K7C4M7

Call: (613) 451-3200

Related Reading

Armchair Tourism in Carleton Place –Part 1–Bud’s Taxi

Armchair Tourism in Carleton Place –Part 2–A Snack and a View

It’s Always Springtime at the Ginger Cafe!




About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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