Two Sisters Cafe, as you can imagine, is run by two sisters: Janet and Christine. The pair started off as a catering company for wedding and events, and recently introduced the café as well. Aesthetically, it’s a mix of vintage-chic-modern-western, with faux fur pelts covering the chairs and bright windows illuminating the woodwork.
The food at Two Sisters is hearty, simple, and absolutely artisanal. Their goods display a wide variety of local and seasonal products, but perhaps most notable for us was the bread. The loaves were simply beautiful. They're baked daily by Rustica Bakery, a one woman, home-based operation just outside of town.
Two Sisters Cafe was the second set of sisters we’ve run into who have gone into business together producing fine home-cooked goods. How many more will we meet along the way?
We initially treated Smithers as quick stop over during a long driving day. After our meal at the cafe, we were inspired to spend a little more time in this ski town that feels a bit like an alpine village. We meandered through the streets and visited various other shops that succeeded in charming us, including Bugwood Bean coffee shop and the family-run Sausage Factory Meats.
The most exciting discovery of the day? I found dropjes
at Sausage Factory Meats! Dropjes are salted black licorice that come in a variety of forms, a very popular Dutch treat. Like most
children of Dutch descent, I grew up quite addicted to these, and it’s rare to
find a shop that sells them. Lindsay got
herself a house made landjaeger to snack on, and witnessed that crazy look I get
in my eyes when shoveling these salty treats into a bag. Smithers was delightful, a must-stop if you're passing through the area.
We also found this at the Bugwood Bean--what's your advice?
Here's a tune by Grammy Award nominee and Latin Grammy Award-Winner Alex Cuba. Born in Cuba, he now calls Smithers home!