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 an eternity. Go to Enid Grace Culinary & Piccolina in Wellington, Prince Edward County, Ontario. 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 is one of my top things to do when in Prince Edward County.
BEST COFFEE SHOP IN WELLINGTON
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 11am 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.
Sit, sip and dolce far niente…an Italian phrase for doing nothing and enjoying it
BEST HAPPY HOUR IN WELLINGTON
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 perfect spot for a little happy hour to cap off your day.
Piccolina means small or tiny in English. A tiny taste of Italy, or maybe it’s referencing the tiny vignettes found throughout the café
BEST MERCADO SHOPS
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.
WHEN TO GO TO ENID GRACE
Plan your trip to Enid Grace Culinary & Piccolina which is located 304 Main Street, Wellington Ontario. The café is open 8am – 4pm – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Note it is closed on Monday and Tuesdays.
COOKING CLASSES AT ENID GRACE
Want to get in the kitchen and try your hand at making a 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. Check out the details of both of these experiences here.
ABOUT ENID GRACE
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 of the Prince Edward County community. And, she succeeded!
As a holidaymaker…
Go to Enid Grace Culinary & Piccolina 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.
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