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“Expresso and books”

NovelTea Bookstore Cafe
Ranked #1 of 3 Dessert in Truro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 5 - US$ 9
Description: Cheesecakes, cookies, paninis, samosas, quiche and a variety or treats. Wide selection of coffee, espresso and tea based drinks.
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Description: Cheesecakes, cookies, paninis, samosas, quiche and a variety or treats. Wide selection of coffee, espresso and tea based drinks.
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

We were getting depressed about finding somewhere with real expresso coffee in Truro. This place was perfect. Most of the place was a book shop. This made for great browsing. Also some nice craft pieces for sale. Would have gone there again, but it closed early (well early by European times)

Thank Geoff S
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Cosy relaxing place to have coffee. Would definitely return with friends and co workers. The wait is a bit long but worth it.

Thank williamlD5229FQ
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Not much to say here. Very cool place to go for coffee or lunch.

My personal favourite is the "Dirty Hippie".

Thank nsalphadog
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Vonda H, Owner at NovelTea Bookstore Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Ohhh - you found our best little secret drink! We're glad you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

We enjoyed excellent coffee here two mornings in a row. There were some good looking pastries and the cafe was attached to a used bookstore. Quirky clientele

Thank chrisKelowna_BC
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Leave it to the locals to recommend the places to go in town for coffee or tea. We followed the advice of Truro's Holiday Inn front desk clerk, and found this cute bookstore/cafe. Parking on the street early in the morning was not a problem. We walked through the bookstore door and immediately felt at home. It was warm and cozy and colorful, with fun art on the walls, some of it for sale. The store has many new and used books and nicknacks for sale.
The cafe part has its own entrance but it is all connected. The coffee bar was built from a stack of real books. DH's latte was fine and my tea was served in an interesting container along with a tiny hourglass sand timer. When time was up I had to put the vessel on top of my tea mug and perfectly brewed tea drained down into the mug. Nothing pedestrian like a tea bag. :)

We had some of the baked goods, and they ranged from very good to edible.

While drinking our coffee and tea, I got into a conversation with some local women, which was the highlight of my visit.

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Thank ElleLaJolla
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Vonda H, Owner at NovelTea Bookstore Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you for the review. We're always interested to hear what new comers think and see through fresh eyes! Do you mind me asking what baked goods were very good and what was edible?

Thanks,

Vonda

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