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

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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.

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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!

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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!

 

 

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

 

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

 

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The daily Vegetarian  buffet– nom nom nom

 

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

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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

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The above Photo through the eyes of Cathie Hawkins McOrmond

 

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The fair misses–Maurine and Tiffany!

Don’t Forget Hamsa Yoga!

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Ginger Cafe

location
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
613.492.1345
info@gingercafe.ca

Hamsa Yoga

Address: 132 Coleman Street, Carleton Place ON, K7C4M7

Call: (613) 451-3200
Email: info@hamsayogastudio.ca

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!

 

 

 

It’s Always Springtime at the Ginger Cafe!

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Spring always has referenced ideas of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth. Did you know that Carleton Place’s very own Tiffany Nixon brings us whispers of Spring each day? 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.

Tiffany views her life with two different mindsets. Actually, you can probably see her sporting two different hats every single day. Born and raised in Carleton Place, her cozy little Ginger Cafe not only has a full service coffee bar, but is host to a whole lot more on the healthy eating scale. They serve a pay-per-weight vegetarian buffet, soups, sandwiches, smoothies and fresh pressed juices. They also have vegan and gluten free options.

Anyone I have interviewed has repeated almost the same thing. Like most people Tiffany tired of her high-tech marketing job and wanted to change directions. She is also very honest and admitted she had no restaurant training. That’s right, she did not “work the line” prepping for years before she opened The Ginger Cafe. She approached the former tenant The Lanark Moonshine Cafe, managed for a spell, and then took it over lock, stock, and barrel.

Tiffany slid into the organic driver’s seat and learned as she went along. Education is important, and her staff are also well versed in what they sell, and what’s good for you.

Their menu is constantly evolving based upon the seasonality of produce and their chef’s creativity. They use quality, fresh ingredients in all their dishes, and although they may not be 100% organic, organic ingredients are used when possible.

If you’re a regular, you know that there are a few ‘standards’ in the buffet, but for the most part, there are new dishes each time you visit. Tiffany wants to personally make sure you feel great after you dine at The Ginger Cafe. Eating vegetarian doesn’t mean you have to eat boring, humdrum dishes. There are no hardcore divisions anymore. It’s also a means towards reducing both human and animal suffering and leaving a habitable planet to future generations.

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Whether it be the fresh pressed smoothies, juices, or those much ballyhooed desserts, your Mum could not do much better feeding you. Their sweets are home baked with quality ingredients and love. The selection changes daily but you’ll usually find cookies, squares, tarts, scones, and muffins. They are also participating in the Taste of Maple. Warning: a maple overdose may have been experienced when perfecting their maple latte!

In discussing Tiffany’s other hat, Hamsa Yoga promotes well being for men and women. No one is perfect, but her Yoga classes teach you to seek and find all the barriers within yourself. As I watched her coach one of her clients, I saw how she was emphasizing the union of the body to match your consciousness. You can’t always change what is going on in life outside, but Tiffany helps you change your inside.

Her two businesses sum up a balanced personal attitude in day to day life. It’s called “getting to know yourself”. She says since she began her journey on Coleman Street she has personally changed. She is more patient, and finds she seldom passes judgment anymore, which is a feat for anyone these days.

If she had a magic wand Tiffany wishes our citizens of Carleton Place would shop locally, as we have everything here that you need. When you visit any one of Tiffany’s establishments you will feel comfortable, eat healthy, and deal with a friendly fantastic staff. After all “beautiful minds” inspire others!

Ginger Cafe

location
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
613.492.1345
info@gingercafe.ca

Hamsa Yoga

Address: 132 Coleman Street, Carleton Place ON, K7C4M7

Call: (613) 451-3200
Email: info@hamsayogastudio.ca

Ladies Who Lunch

You have met Amanda McNeely, and Teri White, who are part of our working team for your Ladies Who Lunch date on June 6th. This is another one of our members ready to put this shindig all together. When we have all the details a formal announcement will be made.

Lululemon –  A Lu Lu of a Lemon – Zoomers

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Lululemon –  A Lu Lu of a Lemon – Zoomers.

 

“The only way to test for the problem is to put the pants on and bend over.”

“The above statement is what Lululemon CEO Christine Day replied to Wall Street on the earnings call last week. Their decision last week to pull its popular black yoga pants off the shelves because the fabric showed off too much of their wearers will dent their financial results for this coming year.”

Forget Hot Yoga- It’s Naked Yoga Time – Zoomers

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Forget Hot Yoga- It’s Naked Yoga Time – Zoomers.

 

There are just some things that should not be done naked. With the Canadian sub zero temperatures upon us Hot Yoga is the latest trend, but an Alberta yoga studio has kicked it up a notch and become nuts for Naked Yoga. For all of you who do not know what cold in Canada is about, most men need a peter heater and a toque in the dead of January.”