We're back exploring our favourite neighbourhood, Downtown St. Catharines, and this week's stop is at Mahtay Cafe & Lounge. Located right around the corner from our store at 241 St. Paul St, we are regular customers at Mahtay, and their owner shops with us at the store as well. We love being part of this community of small businesses who are passionate about what they do and also support the shop local movement.
Mahtay Cafe is named after the South American tea, Yerba Mate. The tea is served loose in a gourd and symbolizes community and friendship. The Cafe embraces the idea of community wholeheartedly by hosting local events, live music, and artists in their space on a regular basis. A wall of board games and books means you'll never be bored while you sip some Yerba Mate or one of their other fabulous specialty coffees and drinks. Offering organic and fair trade coffee as well as gluten free and vegan food options, there is something for everyone here (we especially love their breakfast sandwiches and quinoa salad!)