Enid Grace Culinary & Piccolina: Must-Visit Coffee Shop in Wellington

Are you longing for a tiny taste of Italy? If you’ve ever been, you’ll know what I mean. It’s that kind of destination that captures your heart and soul, and where memories linger inside your mind for eternity. Go to Enid Grace Culinary & Piccolina in Wellington, Prince Edward County, Ontario for a little taste of Italy.

Step inside this Italian-inspired café and you’ll be transported to Italy. Enid Grace is more than just a coffee shop. It’s an experience, and it’s one of the best coffee shops in Wellington Ontario!

Every time we go to Prince Edward County, before hitting up the wineries or the beaches we always make a stop to this Wellington cafe. So, let me share this little gem with you to stop in when you’re next headed to The County!

Best Coffee Shop in Prince Edward County

oranges, vintage scale and mirror with shelves of product at Enid Grace Culinary & Piccolina in Wellington Ontario
Enid Grace cafe Wellington Ontario

Start your day exploring Prince Edward County with a typical Italian breakfast tradition of coffee and pastry.

For Italians, that usually means your milk-based coffees before 11 am like cappuccino, caffe latte or latte macchiato. With espresso being any time of day, especially when you need that energy jolt. And, it’s always accompanied by a fresh, sweet Italian pastry. Torrone, Amaretti, Sfogliatella and many, many more. 

loaf of bread at Enid Grace Culinary & Piccolina in Wellington Ontario
Sit, sip and dolce far niente…an Italian phrase for doing nothing and enjoying it

Best Happy Hour in Wellington Prince Edward County

cannisters of candy, chips at Enid Grace Culinary & Piccolina in Wellington Ontario

End your day exploring Prince Edward County with a typical Italian afternoon tradition of Aperitivo, or happy hour.

In Italy, it consists of a little snack and drink. For Italians, that might start with an espresso or caffe corretto, a coffee with a splash of grappa or sambuca, but more than likely ends with an Italian cocktail, wine or beer.

Enid Grace is fully licensed and the perfect spot for a little happy hour to cap off your day. 

vintage scale, oranges, at Enid Grace Culinary & Piccolina in Wellington Ontario
Piccolina means small or tiny in English. A tiny taste of Italy, or maybe it’s referencing the tiny vignettes found throughout this piccolina Wellington café.

Best Piccolina Mercato Shop in Prince Edward County

bowl of oranges at Enid Grace Culinary & Piccolina in Wellington Ontario.

In addition to the fresh food made on-site, this cafe in Wellington is stocked with some amazing pantry items imported from Italy. Everything from coffee to hard-to-find pantry essentials to candy. New and old favourites are stocked throughout the year. Even imported Italian wines, beers and spirits are available for purchase.

Where and When to Go to Enid Grace Cafe

Plan your trip to Enid Grace Culinary & Piccolina which is located at 304 Main Street, Wellington Ontario. The café is open 8 am – 4 pm – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Note it is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Best Cooking Class in Wellington, Prince Edward County

table and open kitchen with pots at Enid Grace Culinary & Piccolina in Wellington Ontario

Want to get in the kitchen and try your hand at making traditional pasta, bread or pastry? Join a cooking class with ‘Enid in the Teaching Kitchen’ where you can learn some of Italy’s classic recipes.

Or perhaps be treated to a traditional Italian meal by taking a seat at ‘Enid’s Table’ for a Sunday dinner. It tops the list as being one of the best places to eat in Wellington Ontario.

A Little Bit About Enid Grace

counter with trays and women at Enid Grace Culinary & Piccolina in Wellington Ontario

Enid Grace is the owner and operator, and I got the chance to have a quick chat about her inspiration. Like kindred spirits, she too has fallen in love with all things Europe. From the food to the culture. This was a chance to bring a little piece of that to her local roots in the Prince Edward County community. And, she succeeded! 

Planning a Visit to Prince Edward County

If you are planning a weekend getaway to The County and haven’t booked your accommodations yet, check out these Airbnb properties. For a family or girlfriends getaway I’ve stayed at this French Country farmhouse or for a pet-friendly budget stay there’s always the Coach House.

For other day trips or weekend getaway inspiration, check out my Canada Travel page where I visit some of the best small towns in Ontario. Charming towns like Creemore, Elora, and Stratford to name a few. Or if you love visiting the wineries in Prince Edward County as much as I do, then be sure to check out Niagara on the Lake wineries.

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As a Holidaymaker

Go to Enid Grace Cafe and enjoy the simplicity and beauty of the Italian café experience right here in the small town of Wellington Ontario. Whether you are headed to Prince Edward County for the day or for a weekend getaway, make this café your first stop.