To our list of must-visit-but-haven't-yet shops in the North American Midwest – and there are several, with a full listing below – we have now added Winnpeg, Manitoba's Parlour Coffee, who were recently featured in this charming short film by Jeremie and Janelle Wookey for the Winnipeg Spectator Tribune.
Serving three of the finest Candian specialty coffee roasters – Detour, 49th Parallel, and Phil & Sebastian – Parlour looks to be quite sleek and urban, which makes sense, seeing as how it's located right in the middle of downtown Winnipeg's Main Street. The interior aesthetic reminds us a bit of a few Portland cafes, including the new Barista location on 3rd Avenue and the Stumptown Ace Hotel – and we mean these comparisons as compliments. We're also charmed by Parlour's functionally minimalist one-page website, that includes a current list of retail purveyors, pastry wholesalers, and regularly updated gallery listings.
Oh yes, that listing of the North American Midwestern shops we haven't seen yet but badly want to. This list is admittedly incomplete, and we'll open comments for you to pillory us with further suggestions.
- Oddly Correct, KCMO
- Parisi Artisan Coffee, KCMO
- Half & Half, St. Louis
- Cafe Evoke, Edmond, Oklahoma
- MadCap Coffee Company, Grand Rapids, MI
- Phil & Sebastian, Calgary
- Astro Coffee, Detroit
- Dynamite Coffee, Morley, MO
- One Line Coffee, Columbus, OH
- Transcend Coffee, Edmonton
We would like to drink coffee at all of you, and many, many more, we're sure.