Cafe: The Brockton Haunt
Address: 1150 College St.
Store Hours: Mon-Fri 7 AM - 7 PM, Sat 8 AM - 6 PM, Sun 9 AM - 5 PM
Study Appropriate?: Yes
Stamp Cards?: Yes
Drinks - Soy/Almond/Lactose-Free Options?: Soy and almond only
- Offers The Haunt Chocolate
- Offers iced lattes in the summer
- Roasted coffee beans from Pilot Coffee Roasters
Food - Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten-Free Options?: Vegetarian only
- Offers empanadas from The Empanada Dealer
- Baked goods made in-house and fresh daily
Peppermint Latte, $4
Drink of Choice: Cappuccino, $3.10
When my friend and I decided to go study at a cafe, The Brockton Haunt was actually not our original destination. We got off at College to find out Playful Grounds was closed. We were surprised, considering the posted hours said they were supposed to be open that afternoon. It wasn't until later that day I found out that the cafe had shut down (Indie Coffee Passport haven't announced it yet on their website for some reason). I was annoyed, considering the distance we travelled. Luckily, I found out there was another cafe on College a couple of blocks away, which was The Brockton Haunt.
Arriving upon the cafe, we found that the small space was almost full. The only place we were able to sit at was at the front of the window. Although there were only a handful of seats available, the place made up for it with its interesting interior layout. I like the fact that they had a back corner on the top of a couple of stairs. It made a cozy and intimate space. The cafe features an artist every couple of months where you could buy the displayed artworks. The artist who was displayed when I was there was Lisa Hoffman's animal portrait print series. You can check out her art at www.before-midnight.com.
I noticed while I was there how busy it got. Many customers came in and had to buy their coffee-to-go. It's always a good sign when you see a cafe with constant traffic. Their drink was their "Haunt" Chocolate, which was a double mocha latte with a hint of mint. I wished it was on their ICP menu so I could have tried it! Overall, I think The Brockton Haunt is a cute cafe in a nice location and is the locals' favourite!