Coffee, Cake, Pies, Salmon, & More
NORTHERN NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA
Since I’m originally from northern New Brunswick, I typically dine in with my family when I’m home for a visit. Homemade soup at my Nanny’s house every Sunday, and generally one dinner at each of my aunts houses.
This time, in addition to doing this, I explored some of the more unique eating spots around. Here’s my honest review of the 3 restaurants and cafés we went to in the order we visited them in.
Breakfast at DesRoches Takeout
CAMPBELLTON, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA
I remember this little takeout as just that, a very small takeout joint. When it was recommended to me to come here for breakfast, I was a bit confused, but soon realized it had been expanded and renovated.
There is plenty of seating space and the menu is quite large. You can expect to find homestyle cooked meals as well as your typical takeout/diner food options.
BREAKFAST BEFORE OUR HIKE
We wanted a good hearty breakfast before climbing Sugarloaf Mountain, and the serving size and taste didn’t disappoint. My veggie omelet was huge, came with a side of potatoes and some bacon. If you stop in for a bite to eat, make sure to say hi from me.
CAMPBELLTON, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA
I’ve been here before and will continue to come every time I visit the area.
Expect a big city trendy/artsy feel with local down-home hospitality. This café is cozy, and is a festival for the eyes. At every turn there’s something really neat to look at.
The coffee is divine and the desserts are decadent. This time around I had the hungarian soup (the owner is of Hungarian descent) and an apple mango chicken sandwich on panini bread.
Oh… there’s even a rocking chair, an outdoor seating area, and they have live music at scheduled times.
Le Moulin à Café
CHARLO, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA
Oh my… Where do I start!
5-Star food, down-home hospitality, truckstop sized servings!
Andréa (the owner) is a doll! What a treat to get to chat with her, her sous-chef, and our amazing waitress!
This restaurant is nestled along the Bay of Chaleur with a fabulous view from inside the restaurant. The restaurant is very modest and quaint and seats approximately 16 people at best. They don’t require reservations, but I’d highly recommend one.
All 3 of us had the “Inspiration du Jour” (Inspiration of the Day): Baked salmon fillet garnished with shrimp mousse, fresh basil pesto sauce, and baby potatoes & vegetables.
The food is local and fresh. Expect real butter, lots of flavour, and a full belly!
Since I have a shellfish allergy, they were very accomodating and made my plate without shrimp.
Le Moulin à Café Salmon with Shrimp Mousse
Le Moulin à Café Salmon without Shrimp Mousse
If you haven’t figured it out yet from my social media feeds, I have a pretty sweet tooth! Thank goodness I also love healthy food and exercise!
Andréa’s desserts that she bakes herself were incredible. We each had something different and every one was a hit. Of course I had to have a bite of each one. Btw… my sugar pie (yes… sugar pie) was fresh out of the oven with a nice scoop of ice cream on top!
Sugar Pie (tarte au sucre) à la Mode
Custard Filled Strawberry Tart
Links of Interest
Other Articles from This Trip
- Hiking Sugarloaf Mountain and the Dalhousie Mountain Trail
- Explore Restigouche County in 2 Days (VIDEO)
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