Stone Hearth Bistro
7071 Bayers Road
- Price range: $$
- Lunch with co-workers: Yes
- Social lunch: Yes
- Quick solo lunch: Yes
- Client negotiations: No
Stone Hearth Bistro is located in the busy “Village at Bayer’s Road” and there’s not a chair to be had – too bad, as it looks so appealing.
Rather than wait, my companion and I sit in the little adjoining café. We order at the counter and selections are promptly and politely served.
I have the Line-caught Haddock Cakes with Maple Baked Beans ($9). The beans are delicious. The three haddock cakes have excellent flavour, but they’re dry. Covering them with beans does the trick.
My pal makes a smarter selection – an absolutely awesome Digby Scallop Linguine ($11). It has a vanilla butter reduction and a generous number of scallops, nicely done. Not a speck remains.
Stone Hearth has a special emphasis on home-cooked local ingredients. Operated by the skills-training organization Metro Works, dining here is not just good for the customer, but provides an opportunity to support a worthwhile cause.