June 27, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Fort St. John, Dining
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Whenever I go for lunch with a friend, we always hum and haw
about where we should go. There are so many options in town and it makes it
hard to decide. Lately I have been either exploring a new place, or trying out one
of the places I haven’t been to in ages.
One such place is Cosmic Grounds…or should I say Patch Java.
A local coffee enthusiast who roasts his own coffee took over ownership of the
popular local coffee establishment and is making it his own. Although the menu
is still similar, the special was certainly something different for most lunch
places. BBQ ribs, with soup and a scone for under $10 was a fantastic deal, but
I was in the mood for something lighter, I bought a chicken salad wrap with a
bowl of soup.
I liked the ordering system of picking up a sandwich/wrap
form and picking exactly what I wanted.
I was also really impressed with the
green consciousness of this place. The sandwich forms were laminated so they
can be re-used and the woman ringing us through encouraged us to use the free
water cooler with washable glasses rather than the requested bottled water that
I am usually forced to purchase. I was grateful that the woman suggested we
enjoy their complimentary water cooler; it saved me several dollars at the same
time saving a plastic bottle.The wrap was fantastic and very filling, the soup was warm
and tasty and I would certainly recommend that people stop by and see the new