Embracing the sweet smell of freshly made waffle cones from Twin’s Ice Cream Parlour when we’re arriving to work in the morning. Having five or six strangers greet us with a friendly “hello” on our daily walk to the post office. Visiting the Farmer’s Market by the lake on our Friday afternoon break. There are definitely a few perks to working out of an office in Port Rowan, Norfolk County. Popping over to the Olde Tyme Deli & Eatery on our lunch break is one of our favourite perks!
I typically order the Black Forest Ham & Swiss on freshly baked, thick cut bread. Of course, it is topped with a crisp pickle and served with a side of my choosing. My favourite desert? The homemade maple walnut tarts are to die for! I mean if dying for a sweet, perfectly gooey and crumbling tart is your thing, because clearly it’s mine. But I don’t speak for the masses. Sandy says the apple fritters and cinnamon buns dripping with fresh icing are her customer’s favourite desserts.
The menu features generous wraps and sandwiches made with fresh local ingredients and typically features a drool-worthy daily special. Supporting local suppliers is something Sandy is proud of. You can find goods at the Olde Tyme Deli & Eatery from Jensen Cheese, Kernal Peanuts, Gunn’s Hill Cheese, Fiedler Meat Products and more.
Sandy has been serving great food to Port Rowan locals and visitors for 19+ years as the previous owner and cook at Sunrise Cafe and she has always had a desire for opening a local deli. The Olde Tyme Deli & Eatery offers a shabby-chic and small town vibe making it easy to get comfortable and enjoy your visit. More than just lunch items, you can purchase meat, cheese, fruit and veggies platters “made with love” and local goods. Aside from the fantastic eats and baked goods, the deli & eatery offers Dutch sauces, spices, mixes, preserves and goods for sales.
Two years ago this November, Sandy & George opened the doors to the Olde Tyme Deli & Eatery in Port Rowan. Our advice to you, make the trip to Port Rowan to try out this local favourite.