The Broken Spoke in Courtenay is actually a bike shop. They sell, rent and repair bicycles. All kinds of bikes.
The place smells of rubber and grease and .... coffee, and The Broken Spoke is one of the best coffee shops we've encountered in quite some time.
After walking around the store, one senses an obvious attention to detail, a mindfulness about choices and the relationships founded here. It shows in the products they carry and the slow, meticulous way bikes are serviced. The coffee shop portion of the operation is no different.
The coffee comes from an excellent roaster-coffee shop in Victoria called Discovery Coffee. The beans are sourced from select farms around the world and roasted in small batches to create something quite wonderful.
We had coffee here on two different days and on both occasions it was superb. When in Courtenay... don't miss this coffee shop. Our friend and public relations consultant, G. G. Blynn, even had her wheel chair serviced, in a manner of speaking, while having a coffee. Great people!
Photos by Jeem. Copyright 2017 by Jim Murray.