I’m expecting to feed my mind more than my body when I walk into Bacchus Books & Cafe, a two-storey yellow building along the Kicking Horse River in downtown Golden, B.C. Things aren’t looking much more promising as I mount creaky stairs to a tiny, open kitchen ringed with a few tables and two walls of used books.
But this is where the culinary magic takes place. Niki Dusseault and a couple of staff are pulling fabulous chocolate zucchini muffins from the oven and pureeing cooked vegetables to make the spicy sauce for a Buddah Bowl salad atop warm basmati rice. On another counter, a turkey wrap with Brie and apple is being assembled and thick, made-from-scratch soup ladled into big bowls.
It’s all fabulous, healthy stuff.
Bacchus Books & Cafe
409 9 Avenue North, Golden, B.C.
Monday to Saturday 9 am-5:30 pm. Closed Sunday