Owner, Florence Desrochers, stands by her new menu. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Owner, Florence Desrochers, stands by her new menu. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Mugshots Cafe: now open six days a week

Slowly but surely, the local cafe is gaining popularity within the community

A little over a month after reopening under new ownership, Mugshots Cafe is busy selling coffees, sandwiches and omelettes; surrounded by pink walls and offering a revised menu, the space is breathing fresh air, while still maintaining some aspects that pay homage to the Mugshots Fernie-ites knew and loved.

New owner, Florence Desrochers, has been blown away by the community’s support.

“It’s been so good, from day one people were here,” said Desrochers, who added she was excited to be developing meaningful relationships with the Fernie business community.

“Other business owners have been coming here and introducing themselves, we get chatting, and they make me feel a part of this group of business owners. I feel really welcome.”

Desrochers said the menu was still being tweaked, but there were plenty of favourites and more new offerings to choose from.

“We’ve been making a lot of changes – it’s a work in progress – the menu will always change a little bit, but we’re local-oriented” said Desrochers.

Desrochers hopes the cafe will eventually become more than just a restaurant, but rather a community hub where groups can host social events inside its open and large interior.

“We’ve been talking about having special events happening at night sometimes,” said Desrochers.

“I’m really open if anyone wants to have a partnership. I have this space, and if it could be useful to the community I would be happy to provide it in different ways – but it all depends, because of Covid we have to see what we’re allowed to do.”

At the moment, the cafe is open Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. until 3 p.m., and weekends from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., however Desrochers hopes to be operating seven days a week in the near future.

For updates on events, hours and offerings, visit Mugshots Cafe’s new Facebook page or follow them on Instagram @mugshots_fernie.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A ceremony to celebrate a land donation from Teck to the Elkford Housing Society took place on Thursday, January 16.
Elkford Housing Society gets funding for affordable homes

22 homes for seniors and people with disabilities will be built on land donated by Teck

Kimberley RCMP respond to vehicle collision near Wasa.
RCMP attends vehicle that caught fire after colliding with elk near Wasa

The Kimberley RCMP attended the scene of a vehicle that collided with… Continue reading

Lois Ehman receives her award from vice principal of Rocky Mountain Elementary School, Thomas Skelton, on behalf of Chrisy Hill. (Photo Contributed)
Rocky Mountain principal, Lois Ehman, awarded CBAL’s Community Literacy Award

The annual award recognizes those dedicated to promoting literacy within the Elk Valley

A laboratory technician holds a dose of a COVID-19 novel coronavirus vaccine candidate that’s ready for trial on monkeys at the National Primate Research Center of Thailand. (Mladen Antonov - AFP)
Update: Interior Health reports 66 new COVID-19 infections, 4 in ICU

570 cases are active; 18 in hospital, 4 in intensive care

The Elk Valley Hospital is adapting to meet the needs of patients in the Elk Valley.
Local COVID-19 cases unknown amid second wave

The Elk Valley Physicians have again reminded locals to comply with public health orders to stay safe

Canadians’ mental health has deteriorated with the second wave, study finds

Increased substance use one of the ways people are coping

A coal-fired power plant seen through dense smog from the window of an electric bullet train south of Beijing, December 2016. China has continued to increase thermal coal production and power generation, adding to greenhouse gas emissions that are already the world’s largest. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
LNG featured at B.C. energy industry, climate change conference

Hydrogen, nuclear, carbon capture needed for Canada’s net-zero goal

An RCMP officer confers with military rescuers outside their Cormorant helicopter near Bridesville, B.C. Tuesday, Dec. 1. Photo courtesy of RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey
Good Samaritan helped Kootenay police nab, rescue suspect which drew armed forces response

Midway RCMP said a Good Samaritan helped track the suspect, then brought the arresting officer dry socks

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

People line up at a COVID-19 assessment centre during the COVID-19 pandemic in Scarborough, Ont., on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. Toronto and Peel region continue to be in lockdown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
COVID-19 vaccine approval could be days away as pressures mount on health-care system

Many health officials in regions across the country have reported increasing pressures on hospitals

Stock photo courtesy Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca.
Double-murder trial in case of Cranbrook couple killed adjourned until January

The trial was adjourned following an application from the defence related to COVID-19

Pandemic has ‘exacerbated’ concerns for B.C. children and youth with special needs: report

Pandemic worsened an already patchwork system, representative says

Most Read