I wanted to see the Historic General Store as advertised on a street signage along the Sunshine Coast Highway or Highway 101. So I drove in to the hamlet of Half Moon Bay half an hour northwest of Sechelt BC. The General Store was still closed at around 8:30 am but the Half Moon Bay Café next door was already open.
The owner and baker for the day Aileen Perrett said I could wait in her place. Her kindness led me to inquire what was bakingly so nostril-good. Aileen said her blueberry scones should be ready soon. They were chockful of fresh blueberries with that home-made vibe rather than abakery. $3.25 each.
She said her brother who owns Elysian Coffee Cafes in Vancouver makes the same items, and indeed, they do as I confirmed when I got back. Half Moon Bay is in Facebook or call 604 885 3600. They close early during winter – like 4 pm.
Since I was going further north, Aileen tipped there is a good butcher inside the Oak Tree Supermarket farther up Madeira Park.
The Historic General Store other than the façade did not evoke history inside which was a regular 2016 convenience store. It was selling ultra-pricey Christopher Norman chocolates handcrafted (they use the term “artisanal”) within the hamlet of Half Moon Bay. At almost CAD$6 each for a 5 inch by an inch bar – Holy Smoke!