In 2021, we are still at 2 km round trip, but that gives us a nice walk of 4 km or about an hour of walking … not counting the detours for coffee breaks.
Coffees and pastries
So many choices of coffees and pastries… Where to start?
Just north of the Wallace Street access I was visiting this week on Gaspar Cafe (10 rue Sousa Mendez, open every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.). The small Portuguese-look pastry shop opened in 2019. Flan tarts, mouthwatering cookies, fried patties, sandwiches and decent coffee. Lots of options to eat on the go.
Access to the Railpath at Drake Commissary is currently under construction, but the corridor to the south of the building can be accessed from the Railpath to Sterling Street.
The restaurant Drake Commissary, currently closed, is superb. It can be admired from afar from the counter of its delicatessen (128 Sterling Street, open Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.). A limited quantity of items are available on site, but you can order in advance online to make sure you get your hands on an onion roll (pinwheel), for example.