“To think we have such a thing as a slaughterhouse? To think that even exists?” The speaker, David Coles, is the author of the book “The Insanity of Humanity”. Here he delivers one of the most powerful talks we’ve ever heard: please listen, and share.
I thought I might be able to eat half the vegan chocolate fudge cake, and bring the rest with me back from Salt Spring Island to Vancouver to share with my wife. I was wrong.
It truly was exquisite. The velvet texture of the cake. The chocolate cream deliciousness that covered the cake. The deep rich chocolate flavour. The cacao, sprouts and basil garnish. The maple syrup drizzle. After that first bite…I had no control. I ate the whole thing.
And then there is the service. Truly lovely people. Helpful, kind, intuitive.
I’ll be back. Next time I will buy a second piece for my wife.
We now carry Miyoko’s Kitchen vegan cultured artisan nut based cheese. Whether you crave some creamy richness for yourself or want to throw a fancy wine and cheese party for your friends, you’ll find everything you need at morningside organic bakery & cafe!
Try a variety of delicious creamy vegan cheeses including Herb de Provence, Mt. Vesuvius Black Ash, and Aged English Smoked Farmhouse. Come for a sample, or enjoy a cheese plate for sharing. We also include Miyoko’s cheese in most of our sandwiches, pizzas, and salads and offer it in our deli for takeout at 107 morningside road.
Miyoko makes the very best artisan vegan cheese in the world. Handcrafted with love in California — for the animals, the planet, and your health. Our goal is to free animals from cruelty and institutionalized exploitation around the world.
“We moved to Salt Spring just over three months ago and this is a destination at least weekly for us. When you arrive in Fulford village you will notice the quaint beauty of all the little shops. Do yourself a favor and make a point to stop in Morningside Cafe/Bookstore.
ou are in for a real treat. The food is made with incredible awareness, and highest quality ingredients. I have heard more than once another customer asking how they do it. Manet and Allen are the owners and tirelessly spend time making you feel welcome. The food and how it is served, is an experience all too missing in most cafes today. Real food, be sure to get a loaf of bread. Soaked grains hand milled freshly. The drinks are incredible made with nurturing care. It’s the most fulfilling experience to be there. Also available, an array of carefully chosen books on relevant topics. A cafe with two people who are running more than a business. Morningside is a place to have an intelligent, informative discussion with people who truly care for the planet and all it’s sentient beings. Bring your appetite, your thirst and a bit of time for conversing. You’ll be glad you did. Oh, and buy a book this is an Island treasure not to be missed.”
If you are expecting just another coffee shop, forget it. If you are bringing your snooty consumer, “me first” attitude, I’ d suggest you move along. If you want to stay in your monocultured, supersized, Starbuckified box, then you will be sorely disappointed.
However, if you feel giddy about discovering a one of a kind, eco-chic, artisan crafted environment then you may be on the right track. The vegan sandwiches are the best that you’ll find anywhere, on island or off. The beverages are nothing short of remarkable, and the barista is a genuine artist, nay alchemist, who pours her love into every drink. Feeling low? There is a potion for that! Have a cold coming on? She’ll fix you a killer tonic that will set you straight. Enjoy authentic chai? Delhi has nothing on her. Love the matcha? The best in Tokyo couldn’t do better. Open your heart and you may discover the wonder of Morningside. Come with your bad attitude and you might have your head handed back to you on a platter.
Are the prices higher than you are used to? Yes, of course, but what else do you expect for healthy, fully organic, local and artisan offerings on a small island? But aren’t you, and the environment, worth it?
OH, and don’t forget that the walls are alive with a wide assortment of thought-provoking and soul nourishing books, carefully selected and curated by the proprietor.
No wonder this place is a “strange attractor” for the island’s many “cultural creatives”. A destiny meeting place for so many!
Let Morningside in and it might just change your life.