Downtown Meets Uptown
It all starts just on the edge of town where you'll visit some of Almonte's most innovative entrepreneurs and see and learn how things are rolled, cut, roasted, brewed, and tempered. Of course, you will be eating and drinking the finished product!
We'll start at Equator Coffee Roasters where you will enjoy locally roasted organic, fair-trade coffees. Next you'll savour the non-guilty pleasure of freshly made donuts with 50% less fat at HFT, followed by some of the world’s best award-winning chocolate at Hummingbird Chocolate. We'll finish up the first part of the tour with some British-inspired fare; ale at the Crooked Mile Microbrewery paired with an authentic fish & chips sampler from The Cheeky Chippy.
For part 2 of the tour we'll take a short 1.5 km drive to the original, historic part of Almonte nestled along the beautiful Mississippi River. As you eat your way down Mill Street you will experience the gorgeous architecture and natural beauty of Almonte, and you will hear about its storied past and culture of today. You'll nibble artisanal cheeses and pairings at Pêches & Poivre and finish off the tour with a little bit of France with crepes at the Mill Street Crepe Company!
* Please ensure you have transportation to get to the second half of the tour.
Schedule: Fridays @ 11:30 am (May to October)
Length: Approximately 3 hours (1.5 km of walking)
Cost: $65 / person + ticketing fee
Directions & Parking
Part 1 of the tour starts in front of Equator Coffee Roasters at 451 Ottawa Street in Almonte. Click on the map indicator to access Google maps and get directions. Free parking is available out front.
Part 2 of the tour starts at the Almonte Old Town Hall. Parking is available there or on nearby streets.
Click on the map indicator to access Google maps and get directions.