“The Barista Experience” teaches the finer points of pulling the perfect shot of espresso at “The Tipsy Muse” in Fredericton, New Brunswick. But there’s a whole lot more to this hip little cafe in this hip little provincial capital than a finely tuned cuppa. Fine tunes waft with the enticing aromas every weekend. Social events lend to Freddy’s reputation as a welcoming, open, supportive community. Read about my “Barista for a Day” experience in the latest issue of Food + Travel, your guide to Atlantic Canada by Saltscapes.
Free Weekly Event
One of the best ways to get to know The Tipsy Muse–the best cafe in Fredericton–and the supportive community surrounding it is to attend the “Bi-Weekly Pride Social” every second Thursday from 4 PM to 7 PM. Grab a java or, if you don’t do coffee that late in the day, indulge in a cocktail and find your place. The idea is to build new connections, celebrate chosen friends/family and do a little community building in a fun, welcoming atmosphere. Conversation starters, casual games and name tags for those who find them useful are available. Staff are whipping up snacks and sips because food and drink always fuels social interaction. Hang out at a large communal table or duck into a quiet corner inside or out. The Pride Social for 2SLGBTQ+ is offered in partnership with fabulous folx.
Live Music for a Song
Or how about some cool tunes? Everybody is champing at the bit to get back into their favourite venues for a taste of live music. Remember that? Musicians who perform in the flesh rather than on a screen? Here’s a handle sure to attract a crowd–“Matchstick Mike and the Chainsmoking Altar Boys.” They put on a unique performance this weekend. Next up is the blues sensation Keith Hallett on June 18 followed by the release of Norma MacDonald’s new record, “Old Future” on June 24. With ticket prices in the $20 range, these up-close-and-personal performances are a real DEAL.