Raffields opens

Lorraine Briscoe

Raffields opened for business on Friday August 19, in spite of supply chain nightmares that delayed some restaurant gear.

The restaurant is at 255 Knowlton Road, across the road from Home Hardware. Mimi Kuflik, Raffields’ owner, hopes her tasty offerings will be just what Knowltonites have been craving. Raffields is a breakfast and lunch spot that offers freshly made baked goods, soups, sandwiches and salads which customers can enjoy either inside or outside on the large terrace or take to go. “It is not a diner,” explains Mimi. “We have crowd-pleasers such as homemade scones, burritos, bagels with smoked salmon, focaccia, Detroit pizza and fresh salads like Fattoush. Virgin Hill coffee has been chosen so we can make all sorts of interesting coffees for clients.”

Mimi offers homemade Chai tea and she has invested in a commercial juicer for fresh orange juice and lemonade. Margarita mix will be served without the tequila. For those with a sweet tooth there is a counter with l’Art Glacier ice cream. Mimi loves to play with condiments to spice things up. If you like the dressing on your salad you will be able to buy some to take home. Mimi envisions cyclists dropping by for a beer at the end of their ride. An application for a licence has been made. Mimi says she is “ready to pivot” to respond to customers.

Mimi has 10 years of catering experience and studied breadmaking. She has a strong attachment to Knowlton. Her grandparents, the Raphaels, lived in the stone house just down the street from the restaurant and her mother was born there. ‘Raffields’ is how her grandparents’ Knowlton friends pronounced their last name.

The address is 255 Knowlton Road, Knowlton, QC. J0E 1V0

Open Wednesday to Sunday from 8am to 5pm!

The best way to find out more is to drop by and check it out yourself. Ride your bike over or bring your dog with you. The website says there is a bike rack and water outside for well behaved dogs. Visit www.raffields.ca