Get Your Fix

“I think it’s a great thing we’re seeing in St. John’s right now,” says Jonathan Howse. “It’s great to see business owners in their 20s working in their own shops.”

Howse is the co-owner of the new cafe Fixed Coffee & Baking, the latest local business start-up helmed by twentysomething entrepreneurs, joining the likes of Post Espresso and Fog Town Barber and Shop.

“The concept behind Fixed is fun,” says Howse. “We want to be a café where we take the coffee and food very seriously, but we don’t want to take ourselves seriously.” Howse and business partner Greg Hewlett plan to open Fixed by May 1 next to the War Memorial at 183 Duckworth Street, formerly Sappho’s Café.

Fixed will feature fresh French press coffee, made from Vancouver’s 49th Parallel beans. “We are also going to have a Mirage espresso machine, which is hand-built in the Netherlands and looks like a Ferrari,” says Howse. Breads, muffins, Montreal-style bagels, and scones will be baked in-house, and a selection of Scotch whiskys will be on hand. It’ll also be the only place we know in town to find a good selection of beers from the popular Quebec brewery, Unibroue.


More than over-priced coffee down-your-throat

Since when did coffee become so political? I got up this morning and decided I would venture Downtown to try out the newly opened coffee shop that I have heard people talking about, Fixed. I walk in and place my order, and as I go to sit down, I notice a big poster on the […]

18 June 2012

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  2. Mr. Bojangles · June 18, 2012

    Well, it certainly sounds like a fun place that doesn’t take itself too seriously! I’ll pop by next time I’m hankering for a nip of scotch or a Ferarri espresso!

  3. peter andrews · June 18, 2012

    49th parallel!? SICK

  4. Rob · June 18, 2012

    Any time I can hang out with good coffee as well as a good selection of scotch and beers – I’m there!

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