Smoking Water Coffee Co.
4985 Hot Springs Road
Fairmont Hot Springs, BC
Years ago my gullible self was suckered into purchasing a timeshare, and every year I find myself receiving a letter informing me that my unused points will expire in a couple months. This subsequently prompts me to search online for some last minute resorts close to home so I don’t let too many points go to waste.
Fairmont Hot Springs, located in BC’s Columbia Valley, has the largest network of timeshare resorts in Canada – which made it easy to get a spot on this particular week. As we enjoyed an unusually warm winter this year, this trip turned out to be quite nice.
Arriving just after lunch – we stopped into this cozy cafe for a quick bite and a coffee.
I will admit, that I am not the biggest coffee connoisseur, but there was something about this latte that I thoroughly enjoyed. The extra wide cup always seemed odd to me (from a thermodynamics point of view), but I’m sure someone has a theory that it affects the flavour. Regardless, after our six hour road trip, this hit the spot perfectly.
The menu is fairly straight-forward. Simple homemade sandwiches, soups, and an assortment of treats. I ordered a cup of the beef & veg soup, and the pizza pannini.
The soup was hearty, seasoned well and was delicious. The panini scored well, with a fair amount of quality fillings, and a flavourful sauce. The cheese could have used an upgrade, but didn’t take too much away from the experience.
The special of the day: ham & cheese sandwich, also scored well. A quality multigrain bread, ample filling of quality ham, and real cheddar. Unfortunately the tomato soup tasted a bit too much like the red-stuff in the bottle.
With a limited number of places to eat in this resort town, we frequented this location a few times over the week. Friendly staff, warm earthy atmosphere, and internet $tations tucked in the back corner. I’m sure my timeshare points will bring me back – both to this lovely town and to this cafe.