Certainly Cinnamon's kitchen sitch | Shoptalk | Halifax, Nova Scotia | THE COAST

Certainly Cinnamon's kitchen sitch

The cafe stays on Barrington while the catering gets its own home

Certainly Cinnamon (1673 Barrington Street) might be your favourite spot to grab a sandwich and a cinnamon roll, but it’s also a catering king pin—a catering king pin that’s been working out of three separate kitchens in order to make its 60-plus weddings a year work. After appealing to our nosy side with a tweet about “signing papers” a couple of weeks ago, Scott Colwell (who owns the business with his wife Donna Colwell as well as Terry Pottie) assures us the cafe portion of the biz is staying put, but Certainly Cinnamon is moving its catering operation to one, massive commercial kitchen further north at 3204 Barrington Street.

“Ninety percent of what we do is catering,” says Colwell. “For example, Saturday I [had] three weddings...they’re monster jobs and it’s all happening behind the scenes at our little coffee shop. And the customers at our coffee shop are suffering and they don’t realize why. Now our employees downtown will only focus on the cafe.” He says catering team will make the move in the early fall, once wedding season begins to wrap.

Support The Coast

At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a donation. Thank you for your support!

Comments (0)

Add a comment

Add a Comment

Poll

And the best Quality Street candy is obviously…

And the best Quality Street candy is obviously…

Get more Halifax

The Coast Daily email newsletter is your extra dose of the city Monday through Friday. Sign up and go deep on Halifax.


Recent Comments