I Love a Coffee Shop that’s Nauti

I occasionally visit the big coffee establishments, there are really just two in Canada and both are international.  But they don’t have the warm of an independent coffee shop.

Without being negative about the “giants” I want to share my observations about an independent coffee cafe in Penticton.

effectsIf you visited my city Penticton, on my tour

I would take you to Nauti Dog Cafe which is located at the boat marina on Skaha Lake; perched beachside, a beautiful view west looking across the shimmering lake.

So,  it’s a wonderful location, right?  

It also has “fresh baking“, the owner Fergy is a chef in her own right,  and the kitchen is right there six feet behind the espresso maker,  the scent of fresh baking is amazing !!

View, delicious food of all kinds, (not frozen and reheated like the big franchises), that’s great, right? 

It is and whether you sit outside or inside, the space is large, warm and friendly – I will add some of my own pictures. 

Every week or so, my son and I go and  just relax with Americanos, and enjoyed the view and space and appreciated the manner that Sam made us feel welcome.

So I like it, and I like it because Fergy,

has made it a special place, she is investing her time, skill, and abilities to make this a place where regulars are recognized by name; customers come to relax all seasons!

So if you mosey through the valley, swing by the Nauti Dog Cafe – and say Hi to Fergy and Sam and see and taste what you think. 🙂

By the way, my last visit I had banana bread french toast, it was yum. 


Thanks for the visit to my blog,  and taking the time. Comments and suggestions always appreciated. 🙂 Dave


About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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35 Responses to I Love a Coffee Shop that’s Nauti

  1. James McEwan says:

    We have two of the larger cafe shops in Lanark as well as four smaller independent ones. Like you I prefer the independent ones. Real cups, not paper ones and freshly baked scones.

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  2. Yap Wai Meng says:

    Sounds like a cool joint to hang out, regardless of season!


  3. Letitgocoach says:

    Shops like that are the best. Everything is made with love.


  4. kennynines says:

    We have a great coffee shop in my little town, AllGood coffee. It’s owned by a guy named Eric, who followed the Grateful Dead for years. My friend Ray and I have been meeting there for coffee and talk two or three times a week for years. There’s a parade of local people all the time and a guitar hanging on the wall, so there’s live music sometimes.
    In fairness, I love Starbucks coffee. I buy it for my own kitchen, but the nearest stand-alone Starbucks in Asheville is probably half an hour away. Anyway,, good post on a good subject.


  5. recipie for the banana toast plese!! :)))


  6. It looks wonderful. I’ll have to visit the cafe on my next trip to Penticton.


    • dfolstad58 says:

      That is so cool, then you can blog about it along with your own pics of the lake and some treats. Have a wonderful Christmas. So far I have stayed clear of nanaimo bars this year, but a couple before the end of year are allowed. After all they are a canadian invention and I am a patriot.

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  7. I love the locally owned coffee shops as well. I know this one; it’s not far from my place. I’m a little homesick looking at your photos!


  8. kennynines says:

    I know it’s Canada’s answer to a heartless multinational conglomerate,, but I can’t help wishing there was a Tim Horton’s here.


    • dfolstad58 says:

      Some people do love Tim Hortons absolutely, what do you miss?


      • kennynines says:

        My wife and I spent a week at Shuswap Lake, BC, a few years ago. We flew into Calgary and drove on the Trans-Canada. The first thing we noticed, after my wife got over how funny my twangy southern boy talking to a Mountie experience was,, was that the airport had two Tim Horton’s locations. I’m from North Carolina, home of Krispy Kreme, so we know a little about donuts. The walnut crunch, essentially a deep fried brownie, is a whole different creature. Mostly I miss the golden (4AM) light while I,,, with my coffee and donuts fished for nothing in the quiet lake. It was one of a very small number of perfect times in my life..


      • dfolstad58 says:

        You described it perfectly. Mornings on a lake, with the mist rising up. Can’t beat that with a roller coaster.

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      • kennynines says:

        I have tears in my eyes just thinking about it.


      • dfolstad58 says:

        I get it. The peace and serenity seeps inside you.


  9. Dina says:

    Lovely, heartwarming and yummy. ❤


  10. CK says:

    Enjoy reading… simple sentences powerful feeling and enjoyments. Wish you a good life there!


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