The Merchantman Pub, on Queen Street in Charlottetown, built on an addition last year and, after opening a restaurant extension around the corner on Water Street called Gooner’s Bar & Grill, this year the owners have opened Merchantman Galley, a bakery cum coffee shop.
Last week we had a baguette from the bakery — very good — and today on the way back to the office from Tai Chi Gardens I stopped in for some dessert. I ended up choosing their dessert of the day, a fruit-infused bread pudding with rum sauce. It was very good. And very substantial (i.e. enough to sate the dessert appetites of a small family).
My favourite aspect of the Merchantman Gallery experience, however, is the note “We reserve the right to be spontaneous” on their menu:
I had the added pleasure of being served by a recent immigrant to the Island who, it seems, is also a longtime reader of this blog.