New Brew: Shale Rock Coffee House

The train doesn’t stop at Craigleith anymore. But just west of the old train depot on Highway 26 below Blue Mountain is a stop coffee lovers shouldn’t miss.




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Shale Rock Coffee House is named for the nearby limestone shale shoreline of Georgian Bay. In fact, Craigleith used to be called Shalefield and was the site of a short-lived shale-oil extraction plant in the mid-1800s. Today, the rocky beaches are prized more for their fossils and smooth diving ledges.




Shale Rock Coffee House is the newest cafe in South Georgian Bay and offers fair-trade premium coffees and teas as well as pastries, sandwiches and other fare—many offerings made in-house with locally sourced fresh ingredients. Premium locally produced gourmet frozen appies and entrées also available.






Shale Rock is committed to caffeinating us with the highest quality brew and redefining the standards of customer service in a unique, friendly, and comfortable atmosphere. Socially conscious coffee selections include Direct Trade, Organic, and Rainforest Alliance varieties. 

Shale Rock’s Community Room is available for your next meeting for intimate groups of up to eight. Shale Rock can provide coffee and tea service as well as lunch.

209554 Hwy #26, The Blue Mountains (10km west of Collingwood).