This past weekend, my friend and I decided to take advantage of the above seasonal weather and take a little trip to Blue Mountain. About a two hour drive away from home, the Blue Mountain region offers natural landscapes, a beach, ski slopes and many more scenic views and activities to do.
We actually stayed at a newly renovated Airbnb in the town of Thornbury, which was a less than fifteen minute drive away from the village in Blue Mountain. Arriving just before noon, we each grabbed a London fog and treats from Thornbury Cafe Bakery. I got a gluten- free vanilla cupcake, while Brittany opted for a sticky bun to keep us energized for the day. We sat inside the coffee shop and people watched while enjoying our goodies, and noticed how tight- knit everyone in the community was. They were very welcoming, and we even had a few people chat us up as well.
Working off the treats, we walked through the single street known as the “downtown” of Thornbury and checked out some clothing and souvenir shops. Our next stop after that was The Collingwood Brewery. Here we got a tour of the brewery, a bit of a background on how beer is made, and samples of the available brews that day. Sarah was our “tour guide” and “bartender” all in one and she was an absolute gem. In the end both Brittany and I decided on the Pale Ale, and loved it so much, we both ended up taking home six packs and cute souvenir glasses.
Since the weather was amazing, we sat outside on the patio and enjoyed our beers until hunger decided to come creeping. Sarah recommended we visit North Winds Brewhouse & Eatery near the Blue Mountain village, so off we went. After finishing up our lunch, we checked into our Airbnb and took a nap.
Post nap, we decided that caffeine was highly needed in order to make it through the night, so we grabbed a cappuccino and latte from The Mill Cafe. The ambience was very romantic, having candles burning in every corner of the room and cozy tables surrounding a fireplace. We opted for the bar area, which had a chic marble counter top in an equally cozy corner of the room. The coffee did exactly what needed to be done… aka woke us up, so we got all dolled up and grabbed dinner and hung around the village for the rest of the night.
The next morning we headed down to the village and grabbed some breakfast and more lattes (you can never have enough lattes) from Royal Majesty Espresso Bar Bakery. Let’s be real… it was the name that totally got our attention, but we were in for a pleasant surprise when we ordered their breakfast sandwiches. They also offer an array of baked goods, including some jumbo donuts with crazy designs. We didn’t get anything sweet this time, but if I’m ever back in Blue, you bet I’m trying one of those donuts.