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Cozy Winter Spots in Downtown Port Perry

by | Nov 17, 2022

Winter is coming, and Downtown Port Perry is ready to welcome locals and visitors to experience the magic of the season. This is the best time of year to have a drink, eat and share a good time with loved ones and friends.



Entering Hanks is like traveling back in time. Downtown Port Perry’s iconic 100-year-old bakery has been delighting patron’s palates for decades. Hank’s is known all around for their  ‘bigger than your head’ apple fritters but have you heard about the dream donuts? Garnished with an abundance of pie fillings, flavors, creams, cakes, pies, and toppings; not to mention, they’re bigger than your hand. At Hank’s, it’s go big or go home — with a half dozen donuts, butter tarts, and some fresh bread.


Mrs. Fields is a perfect place to welcome winter and the holidays. The cafe and pretzel shop offers various pastries from slices of decadent cake to the cookies that made the franchise world famous. If you need the perfect Christmas gift, Mrs. Fields is the place to go. The traditional “Happy Holiday” cookie cake is worth the trip and a great gift for teachers, friends, and anyone that has a sweet tooth.


The Nexus team wants you to have a cozy holiday season. Their extensive catalog of hot and cold beverages has made them a go-to stop for visitors and locals. If you want a place to warm up, Nexus is a great choice. Nexus also offers pastries, sandwiches, and snacks. 


Since opening its doors The Pantry Shelf has been serving locally sourced homemade food in a family-oriented atmosphere. Enjoy a full traditional breakfast or just grab something on the go. The Pantry Shelf also serves tasty soupsthat are guaranteed to warm you up on a chilly day. Almost every meal is served with a scone and jam, the perfect additions! 


The Piano Inn and Cafe’s menu features many delicious lunch options that keeps the people coming back. Known for the large variety of mac and cheese and grilled cheese dishes, this is a super cozy spot worth visiting. 


At That Place on Queen, you can find everything from coffee and pastries to artisan and environmentally friendly products. If you are looking for a place to sit, enjoy the atmosphere, and go shopping — That Place on Queen is the place to be. The staff is always friendly and recommends the best pastries and drinks options. They also have a wide variety of vegan and gluten-free products.



Jester’s Court is a cozy pub with a comfortable atmosphere serving home-cooked meals. Jester’s Court has become known for its tasty and generous portions. If you are looking to satisfy your cravings in a quiet and cozy place, this is the place for you. Also, discover a full vegan menu. 


Old Flame was initially built in 1884 and began as an Ontario Carriage Works factory. Their building has a rich history and they work to preserve it.

Whether you join them for a couple of beers and live music, take a tour to learn about the history and process of Old Flame, or just pick up a few cans to go you’ll have a great experience. Besides everything else, it’s a great photo spot!

Fun fact: Their couches are very comfortable during the winter.


The Port Cheese Co. is where you’ll find the balance between international cheeses and some of the best local products the Port Perry community offers. They serve a delicious selection of hand-made and locally sourced treats, light food, and of course, delicious cheeses. Their cafe is a warm and inviting place to enjoy a quick bite and beverage.  


The Port Social offers delicious tapas, beers, cocktails, wines and spirits. It is a magical place to enjoy time with your friends and loved ones, they will provide the best ambiance, service, and selection of high-quality spirits and expertly crafted cocktails. With live music on weekends, this is a must-stop for the winter and holiday season.



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