The Grounds Coffeehouse + Bakery is owned and operated by local entrepreneur Rachel Mowat, Although she has owned other bakeries and businesses this venture truly is a work of love. Rachel always new she wanted to open another bakery, offering lunch items and other delicious desserts. It wasn’t until a year ago, when her father passed away suddenly that the idea of a coffeehouse came about. Her dad was recently retired and enjoying the good life. His ritual coffeehouse visit was part of his daily routine, one that he and Rachel shared when they got together. When he passed away, she wanted to incorporate one of his favorite things into her dream bakery. It was a way to honor him and for her to feel like he was still a part of her life. December 7th, 2013, she opened the doors to Thorold’s only Coffeehouse and Bakery. The Grounds is perfectly situated in the bottom of the new Brock LOFTS on Schmon Parkway. A perfect little place for the students to enjoy their coffee and for the local business people and residences to enjoy a great lunch spot that offers endless healthy options and a whole slew of delicious baked goods. Although the students are a huge market for The Grounds, Rachel has really catered to what the near by business people are wanting and asking for. Her light healthy lunches bring in a crowd every day, sometimes the line is out the door and down the sidewalk. With a patio on its way, this surely is one of Niagara’s little gems and you can be sure there is Love in everything that is made. You will enjoy every sip and every bite!
Business Contact: Rachel Mowat