The Metropolitan Moose in Kakabeka Falls

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Their motto is “Chefs are trained, Cooks are born.” This may explain the flavourful inventions served up at the Metropolitan Moose Beanery & Cafe by Julia Miles and her husband Steve. Their goal is to exceed your expectations for breakfast, lunch or dinner at their locally-run restaurant known as “The Moose” on a visit to the tourist town of Kakabeka Falls, just 25 minutes west of Thunder Bay.

Met Moose exterior fall

Kakabeka Falls is the natural attraction that draws thousands of visitors to the Thunder Bay area each year. However, the unique log cabin eatery known as “The Moose,” located smack dab in the middle of village of Kakabeka Falls, has become a destination as popular as the famed falls referred to as the Niagara of the North.

The Metropolitan Moose Beanery & Cafe prides itself on serving up something deliciously different with their homestyle cooking and old world baking that is sure to meet the expectations of the log cabin atmosphere. The food is unique and prices are good while the atmosphere is friendly and cozy, making the rustic two-floor cottage style building a great place to stop for a hearty lunch, or just for a coffee with their celebrated oven-fresh baking.

Met Moose staff

Julia and Steve both grew up in European homes where tasty homemade food was common; the kitchens in both of their homes were always busy and bustling, with the smell of homemade goodness wafting down the street. Today they have passed on these culinary traditions to their niece and nephew, Jordan and Lauren. You can find the four of them daily at The Moose creating something yummy and out of the ordinary for your culinary delight.

The Moose’s menu is definitely a little different, sourcing out locally grown food products whenever possible. For instance, they use local produce when in season, using veggies and herbs lovingly grown from their own garden. They also make many things from scratch including the baking, jams, salsa, and pesto. The Moose has all the warm comforts of an old country home, providing delectable meals with down-to-earth service.

The aroma of fresh-baked bread when you walk into the rustic two-story log building is a welcoming smell that is sure to get your taste buds stirring. The Moose prides itself on its baking, with original artisan-style breads baked in-store daily from specialty recipes created by Julia. Try their sourdough bread, as it uses a 100-year old sourdough starter recipe from wild yeast that originated in Grand Portage. 

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The Moose is a great place to stop and relax to enjoy a meal or coffee after an outdoor outing of hiking, skiing, or viewing the falls at Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park, only a short five-minute drive from the restaurant. It is the perfect place for an afternoon out with the girls, an intimate dinner for two, or a meeting for a small group. In the summer, you can sit outside and enjoy your meal on the backyard patio. There is also an option to order out for your meeting or group as The Moose does cater.

The Metropolitan Moose Beanery & Cafe is open year round, so come see for yourself why it is worth the stop on your next visit to Kakabeka Falls!

Met Moose winter

About Chelsea Cameron-Fikis

Chelsea Cameron-Fikis is a graduate of Lakehead University with a Master’s Degree in English and Women’s Studies.  

Chelsea enjoys hiking, travelling and creative writing in her spare time. In the future Chelsea  wishes to one day write and publish her own book.



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