So there I was driving down Belvedere Avenue after dropping Catherine and Oliver off at Ellis Bros. thinking to myself “wow, I could sure use a coffee.” And then, in the distance, rose the Charlottetown Farmer’s Market, now open, during the summer months, on Wednesdays.
I lurched the car over into the turning lane and two minutes later there was a high-quality cappuccino being lovingly prepared for me. Five minutes later I had coffee and bagel with high-quality smoked salmon in hand and was a much, much happier person.
The market is open 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays through August. It’s a short bike ride from downtown Charlottetown (and an even shorter ride from Holland College Royalty Centre) and thus an excellent choice for lunch. As a bonus, the Wednesday market is much less crazy and claustrophobia-inducing than the Saturday one.