Who are we?

We’re located right in the downtown core of Kapuskasing, ON where our primary purpose is to keep people caffeinated. We strive to serve great quality coffee and an array of health food, freshly prepared on premises. At the same time, we hope our cozy atmosphere will bring a little flare to the small town vibe. 

The business was initially established many years ago by Brenda Summers-Gabel, later to be owned by Lily Hachez, who then, sold the business to us.

Though we purchased an established business, we had a vision, which is probably obvious because if you buy a business, it's kind of assumed that you have a vision of some sort.  Of course, we didn't know we'd be facing a global pandemic in 2020, which forced us to put on our creative caps again and come up with new ways to serve the community and stay relevant.  And, if you've read the blog, you know we feel as though the pandemic brought some camouflaged opportunities. 

 

While the cafe now includes a significantly smaller dining room, we maintain a big take-out crowd, and a small but style packed retail section, which includes coffee and tea gear as well as carefully picked goods from various Canadian retailers (shop local extends further than what we buy at the store, but also what the stores source).

Our food is fresh, always.  Everything is made right on the premises, which proves to be a challenge at times with our tiny kitchen, but we obviously make it work.  Our salad dressings are scratch-made and flavour packed (thanks to Davis).  We use real ingredients and love to stay creative when it comes to food.  Our new weekly features' menu allows us to do just that, while bringing interesting and delicious meal options to our town.  Our baked goods are either made on premises (hey baking fairy) or purchased from La Boulangerie, which is why our sandwiches are so good!  And, since Dom herself deals with dietary restrictions, she knows first-hand how hard it can be to eat out.  So, we try our hardest to offer a variety of gluten-, grain-, and dairy-free options, as well as something for the vegetarian and vegan crowd.

Though we know you'll come back for the coffee, we hope you'll enjoy the atmosphere and find something to peak your interest in our retail corner. 

Meet the Team

Dominique Tremblay

Owner/Operator

A creative mind, fuelled

by caffeine and all things hygge.

Luc Portelance

Owner

Millwright by trade, he's the handyman

behind all of Dominique's crazy ideas. 

If Luc's doing it, it'll be done right.

Davis Nash

Chef/Barista

Davis is quiet and may seem shy,

but trust his creative food genius

because it's guaranteed to taste amazing.

6 Circle Street

Kapuskasing, Ontario

Backtothegrind@icloud.com

Tel: (705) 335-2770

OPEN

TUESDAY - FRIDAY

8AM TO 3PM

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