May 10, 2018

Nortons Cove CafeHere’s an update from Caroline Swann with some news for the adventurous types who may be heading to northern Newfoundland this summer.

Good Morning from Central Newfoundland!

Icebirg Field There’s a really neat new café along Iceberg Alley that welcomes sailboats in New-Wes-Valley, NL called Norton’s Cove Café.

The café is a deep-fry free zone, serving fresh and traditional meals with an epic view of the ocean. The menu changes depending upon what is available locally and what flavours the chef would like to highlight. They serve breakfast, lunch and supper.



Nortons Cove Cafe InteriorThe café has a wharf for visiting yachts with an allocated a large space on the lower level for sailors to relax and shower. The café is located across the road from Norton’s Cove Studio, a super unique linocut relief print studio and gift shop. They have a wide variety of musical acts that visit the café throughout the year.

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Reach out to Janet Davis at Norton’s Cove Café at 1-709-536-2633.

Here is their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nortonscovecafe/

Here is their Twitter page: https://twitter.com/NortonsCove

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