For our winter escape to Grey County, we tried a million different winter sports (which you can read about here). Safe to say that all that activity got us pretty peckish! Here’s our round up of where to eat in Grey County – from the perfect drink, to the best place for apres ski!
The Mill Cafe
We love this area of Grey County – Thornbury is a really neat, local feeling place. The food at The Mill Cafe is so good – fresh and full of flavour. There’s also lots of choice for vegetarians which is always really nice to see. The highlight for us here though was their desserts. At only $8 each they’re affordable as well as decadent! With 6 desserts to choose from you’ll find something that’s your cup of tea.
The Cheese Gallery
This little cafe and shop is nestled in Thornbury – well worth a visit! It’s a little community hub, with the friendliest staff and delicious range of products. Two things you need to try when you stop in: Mama’s Moonshine Latte and the grilled cheese. Mama’s Moonshine Latte is made from coconut milk, lemon, turmeric and ginger. Not only is it surprisingly tasty, but it’s super good for you as well! The grilled cheese is obviously a specialty – done to perfection. Absolute cheesy goodness – find them here.
You’ll find the newest Northwinds Brewery location just steps away from the ski trails – absolutely perfect for apres ski. There are so many beers to choose from (get a flight and try them all!) plus a huge range of snacks and bar food. Honestly, we’d go back here a million times just for the beer pretzels. Beware of the generous portions though – you might need to have a nap after your visit!
Oliver & Bonacini Cafe and Grill
We celebrated Valentine’s Day together with a fancy schmancy meal at Oliver & Bonacini Cafe and Grill. It’s always nice to have an excuse to get a little dressed up and eat good food! O&B Cafe and Grill had a special menu on for the evening, but we also had their truffle fries on the side and they were THE BEST. You can get them all year round! Definitely add that to your must eats list for Grey County.
The Pottery Restaurant
This restaurant has a really nice, relaxed feeling – and they’ve got a few decent options for vegetarians. After all the winter sports we’d been partaking in – a hearty, mushroom wellington really hit the spot. It’s a super convenient location, inside The Blue Mountain Inn – and there’s a bar next door!
Sometimes you feel lazy – especially when you’ve been snowshoeing and bike riding all day. Copper Blues is located in The Grand Georgian – which just happens to be the hotel we were staying at! We probably couldn’t have made it to any other restaurant after our day out – but luckily the food here is ace. We could live off their fresh bread with the special glaze, and their side salads are huge!
Thanks to all of the restaurants who hosted us on our trip to Grey County, and especially to Amanda for arranging it all. Eating is a pretty big part of why we love to travel – and tasting such awesome local food was such a treat! If you’re hungry for more food posts, check out this post by Reading The Book about Nova Scotia!