My husband and I decided to venture out to Prince Edward County. We decided on brunch/lunch at the Drake Devonshire Hotel. This boutique, lakeside hotel built in the 19th century is also 21.7 km from Sandbanks Provincial Park.
The property has a lake-view restaurant and a waterfront deck with an adjacent lakeside fire pit. This is a great location with amazing views.
We made reservations ahead of time as this is a popular destination for breakfast/lunch. After a two hour drive, we arrived half hour early for our reservation and were seated within minutes of our arrival. Every table in the restaurant has a great view. The ambiance is laid back with an uber trendy vibe.
The brunch menu isn’t extensive but well thought out. We both ordered the Drake Breakfast which consisted of two eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, roasted tomato, baked beans and toast for $14. I enjoyed their coffee while my husband decided to have an organic breakfast brew from Beau’s……yes for breakfast! We ended our brunch with an Affogato…..house made vanilla ice cream with espresso.
The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. We will definitely be visiting again.
We love our wine and our coffee. After some research, The Bean Counter came up as the best coffee shop in the area…….which was 20 minutes away. We ordered the dark roast…..it wasn’t as bold as I generally like my coffee but still enjoyable. It was a little difficult getting to the Bean Counter due to the local construction and road closures.
With our coffee in hand, we drove off to Sand Banks Provincial Park. Although the gates to the Provincial Park were closed, we parked our car at the gates and walked down to the beach. It does not feel or look like you are on a lake. I remember the first time we came here, it felt like were in the Caribbean….well kind of. The sand dunes do feel like the sandy beaches in Florida.
We then drove to Redtail vineyard winery – details on the winery here