Come on into our mountain café, located in the heart of Blairmore, Alberta. The Stone's Throw is your home for good eats, coffee and fun. If you haven't been here before, stop in and enjoy the local flavor; you're sure to get a warm welcome.
We are open Monday to Saturday from 8:00am–4:00pm and Sundays from 10:00am–4:00pm.
Don't forget that our Gift Coins, hand crafted cups, and custom shirts make great gifts!
It started as a fleeting thought. Soon we had the courage to put our idea into words and tell our family and friends our plan to kiss our meager but regular paycheques goodbye.
We met in Jasper where we worked many and various jobs to stay afloat. In a tourist town there is little job security and employees are a dime a dozen, so after 19 combined years there, we weren't sorry to say goodbye. All we needed was the perfect mountain town where we could carve out our own niche making fantastic coffee and even better food. We settled happily on the Crowsnest Pass...a sprinkling of small towns (Frank, Hillcrest, Bellevue, Blairmore and Coleman) each alive with history, looking towards promising futures and surrounded by the beauty of the ever-impressive Rocky Mountains.
Our new jobs began on October 1, 2003 when we began to dismantle what had been a jewelry store on Blairmore's main street and turn it into a cafe. 35 days later, after hammering, drywalling, laying a new floor and countless other fun tasks, Stone's Throw Cafe opened. After 3 years and an expired lease, we moved to a new location in the same block with room to grow, and found ourselves renovating again, all while one of us was 7 months pregnant! Purchasing our building was the best decision we have made, and we have found that the Crowsnest Pass has been a great place to do business. That was 2006, and we are still going strong today. In the early days we knew we'd come to a great place, and we still feel the love. The people here are friendly and supportive and have watched with us while our business and family grows. Regular customers have become good friends.
We work hard and try to contribute to the community we love whenever possible. We get days off, thanks to our fantastic staff, and we take a holiday now and then to keep our sanity. We are always happy to give directions to bike trails or recommend a great place to stay, so don't be shy about stopping in! We love to be ambassadors to our amazing mountain home.
We have a bit of an environmental policy. We think all businesses can do something. It doesn't have to be monumental, but in the end, it all adds up.
We encourage people to not take a bag with their purchase if possible. We also encourage people staying in to enjoy their drinks in ceramic mugs, rather than disposable. Many of our paper products including napkins, take away bags and paper towels throughout the store are all made from unbleached, recycled materials. We also recycle everything we can, most plastics & tins cans, glass, milk jugs & cardboard as well as all beverage containers.
One Man's Junk...
Can be your treasure! If you compost or garden, we will supply you with coffee grounds to enrich your soil. Also, if you have rabbits or pigs or other barnyard 'pets' who would like vegetarian trimmings and peelings, we can help you out there too.
A Bright Idea:
Almost our entire building is lit with compact fluorescent bulbs. Don't believe us? We don't mind if you peek.
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