Local restaurant makes Maclean’s list

Owl Street Cafe tops reader's list of favourite Canadian pit stops

Owl Street Cafe owners Graeme and Sonia Blair.

Owl Street Cafe is getting nationwide exposure after making a top 10 list published by Maclean’s magazine this year.

In 2012, the publication asked readers to share their favorite highway eats from coast to coast and the local restaurant topped the list.

“We’re elated, but we’re more in shock then anything. To be one of two places in B.C., that’s pretty awesome. We’re taken back actually,” said owner Graeme Blair, who runs Owl Street Cafe with his wife Sonia. “When it comes from the readers, it’s obviously people who have experienced our restaurant. It’s kind of neat.”

According to Maclean’s, readers noted how the food is fresh and made to order. Blair said they strive to provide “good food at a moderate price,” and buy local where possible. Owl Street Cafe offers home-cooked meals and nothing but soup is pre-made. The roast beef and meat loaf are also prepared every morning.

Blair said visitors from around the world stop in on their way through town, many who have received a personal recommendation.

“We’ve been very fortunate with our advertising as far as word of mouth,” added Blair.

The list is published in The Maclean’s Book of Lists, Vol. 2, which contains information on a variety of topics including what famous foreigners like Napoleon and Charles Dickens really thought of Canada, which NHL players grow the best playoff beards, the 10 best cities to raise kids, and why Franklin D. Roosevelt was digging for buried treasure in Nova Scotia.

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