The Java Lowdown: Must-visit coffee shops in BruceGreySimcoe

Jan 10, 2020

Coffee lovers rejoice! BruceGreySimcoe is home to a wealth of unique, creative and delicious coffee shops sprinkled across the region, ready to serve you up a hot cup of java or a steaming hot chocolate after your day on the slopes. We’ve put together a handy list of must-stop cafés so you can plan your next pit stop today.

Java stops in Bruce County




Rabbit Dash
Port Elgin

This unique spot blends coffee with vinyl for the perfect mix of music and caffeine. Rabbit Dash has been such a success in Port Elgin that they are currently working on a second location—Dizzy Bird Coffee—in nearby Southampton.

Ashanti Coffee
Port Elgin

With locations in Port Elgin, Hanover, Thornbury and Collingwood, the folks at Ashanti know their beans! Choose a location near your latest adventure and swing by for a great cup of coffee and some home-baked treats.

Elk and Finch

Located in a stunning Victorian home turned café, Elk and Finch invites you to grab a coffee on their covered wrap around deck or belly up to the bar inside. With coffee roasted on site and scones, muffins and pastries baked daily, you’ll want to hit Elk and Finch before and after your winter adventures.

White Rose Coffee House

This gem on the main street of Walkerton has it all—great coffee, a well-stocked health food store and an eclectic vibe. Come for a coffee and leave with the fixings for tonight’s dinner!

Green Bean Pantry

From a great cup of coffee to delicious lunch specials, plan a visit to the Green Bean Pantry. You can also keep your eyes peeled for their lunch truck which makes stops in Walkerton, Hanover, Mildmay, Clifford, Wroxeter and Hanover.

South Stables

A great spot for a cup of coffee and even some live music, South Stables is located in Southampton just off the trail trail and is another local café to add to your list.

Coffee Destinations in Grey County




Good Grief Coffee Roasters

A new addition to the Thornbury main street, Good Grief is as delicious as it is funky. Be sure to grab a homemade donut if you see one in the goodie case, the buzz is real.

Surf Café

Just a short walk from Northwinds Beach, the Surf Café serves up some great coffee alongside some Great Lakes surf vibes. As an added bonus, you can cycle here on the Georgian Trail and bike parking is available.

Thornbury Bakery Café

A staple with locals and visitors alike, the Thornbury Bakery is well known for their gluten free offerings, lunch specials and piping hot coffee. Stop in for breakfast, lunch or just a cup of java.

Milk Maid
Owen Sound

Famous for their homemade scones and epic selection of fine cheese, the Milk Maid serves up a mean latte. Want to learn how to make their scones? They offer monthly scone workshops and you can find the schedule right here.

Highland Grounds

A fantastic place to stop on Highway 10, you’ll find baked fresh daily goodies and a great selection of local products from preserves to honey alongside hot brewed coffee. Definitely worth a stop as you head to or from the cottage.  

Simcoe County hotspots




Mark IV Brothers

Like your coffee in an eclectic space that’s a feast for the eyes and the senses? Then Mark IV Brothers is perfect for you. With the walls adorned with off road bike and motorcycle memorabilia, vintage records and outdoor adventure inspiring memorabilia, this place has both epic coffee and a smooth vibe.

Grounded Coffee

Just steps from the Midland Harbour, Grounded Coffee is a bright and airy spot to enjoy your morning brew.

Mad Dog’s Coffee and Vinyl Café

Get caffeinated while improving your record collection at Mad Dog’s Coffee and Vinyl Café in downtown Collingwood.

Mariposa Market

An Orillia favourite, the Mariposa Market is a destination of its own in downtown Orillia. Stop in for a coffee and fill your cart with goodies for the cottage or a weekend at home.

Em’s Cafe

This Coldwater coffee shop was recently recognized by Ontario By Bike for being a bike-friendly tourism business. Fat bike on over for a cup of java and some homemade treats.