This Charming Schoolhouse Café In Ontario Is Hidden In The Middle Of Nowhere
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When you think of a coffee shop, bustling city streets and full patios usually come to mind. That's not quite the case with this secret Ontario café. Imagine ordering your coffee in the middle of, well, nowhere. This Ontario schoolhouse café brings you homemade goods and live music, and it's the most charming coffee shop you'll ever see.
Located in the tiny village of Burnstown, about 80 km from Ottawa, lies Neat coffee shop. With a stunning view of the Madawaska River, and serene, countryside surroundings, you'll never feel more relaxed as you sip on your coffee.
The historic building was once a schoolhouse built in 1889. While it still resembles a schoolhouse on the outside, the interior has been transformed into a unique venue for homemade food, coffee, and music. With a capacity of around 100 people, events are cozy and intimate. Neat is happy to support Canadian artists who showcase their own, original work.
The goal of the café is to welcome guests into a home-like setting, where everyone feels comfortable and welcome. From the decor to the delicious homebaked goods, you'll feel so comfortable you may not want to leave! Enjoy goods from onsite bakers, and incredible wood fire pizza.
The cafe accepts debit and credit as well as cash. Next time you're taking a road trip, stop by Neat for an incredibly unique experience, delicious food, and stunning views!*
Neat Coffee Shop
Cuisine: Coffee, pizza, homemade goods
Address: 1715 Calabogie Rd Burnstown, ON K0J 1G0
Why you need to go: Experience this truly unique secluded coffee shop inside a historic schoolhouse. Enjoy fresh food and live Canadian music.
*This article has been updated.