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Just when I thought I've seen it all downtown, another cafe opens its doors in the heart of the Exchange District. This time around, I got extra excited to check out this new spot called Miss Browns, because they are the only carrier of Stumptown Coffee Roasters here in my city. Aside from that, they serve a great selection of hot pressed sandwiches; as well as a feature soup and salad. I went here for breakfast and highly recommend the Brisket Hash. I was also informed that the cafe is going to bring in other Stumptown Coffee products soon (coffee beans, grounds, cold brew), which is making me so psyched to go back here in Miss Browns.

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Last Sunday, I managed to check out the Goodwill Traders Post with vintage blogger, Daphne of Vixage. The event featured a number of vendors that I've heard of in other pop up shops such as Eve Seven, Nettie + Min and House of Ace. I also discovered new ones like Make Time (Organic Skin Care Products), Joyful House Designs (Unique Accent Pillows) and Square & Co (Contemporary designed jewelry, t-shirt & stationery). Although I didn't end up buying anything, I was glad to finally meet and exchange stories with Daphne, who was one of the first Winnipeg-based bloggers I followed. With my gained interest in the Winnipeg community scene, I'm looking forward to a summer filled with art events, local pop up shops and blog/instagram meet ups! 

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Because I gave up coffee for Lent this year, I haven't had the chance to visit the new cafes in the city. One of which is Bermax Caffe + Bistro, which specializes in serving Kosher food and carrying Italian gourmet coffee brand, Illy. They have a great selection of paninis, salads and crepes, as well as a good variety of hot & cold beverages. I highly recommend the Lavender Mint Latte. As you can see in the photos, the ambiance inside is casual yet sophisticated. Don't you just love the pop of red from the chairs? And those light fixtures? Divine! They open late too which is fantastic for people like me who enjoy hanging out in cafes. I can never get tired of sharing the love for local cafes, so if you happen to be around the Corydon area, check out Bermax Caffe + Bistro!