When you are in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada, you must go to Guy's Cafe and Bakery for lunch. You will be greeted by Guy and that is an experience not to be missed. He will entertain you as he gets your order right. The food is worth it without the atmosphere, but with the atmosphere, you will be making a memory.
The coffee is aromatic and delicious. The refills are free.
Your food will be brought to the table by a staff member with an embroidered insignia that reads, "Insane Staff." Our servers had clearly embodied the corporate culture which apparentyl includes service, fun, and quality with an underlying value for friendliness.
We went in as a group (The California Singing Churchmen) and were invited to sing the Doxology for our desert. Seldom have as many customers been as unanimously enthusiastic about a lunch and an establishment.
Find Guy at 6201 Grande Blvd. or call 403-851-9955 for directions (in Canada).
Don't wait until you get to Canada to try some Canadian honey from the Nixon Honey Farm. Craig and Tammy Nixon raise the bees, gather the honey, and package it for marketing. I have never tasted anything so tasty or met a nicer honey maker as Tammy. We ran in to her in the mall in Calgary and she supplied us with all the samples in her car - just so that we could have the experience. Write me and I will send you their e-mail address if you'd like to order some.
The common denominator with both of these entrepreneurial ventures is the second mile of service and passion associated with delivering that service with quality.
They will go far.