Some commented that I simply had a lot on my mind, which, admittedly, I do. However, I found the most prominent cause of my restlessness to be consuming coffee past noon.
Nowadays I opt for tea lattes or other chocolatey beverages - a selection of drinks that Cafe Augusta seems to specialize in.
With visible signage on the front, the second floor cafe was easy to locate and clearly distinguishable from the kitschy homeware boutique underneath.
Lighting took the form of an organic compound's molecular structure. A chalkboard menu was spotted on top of the fireplace across from the bar/cashier area, adjacent to a lofty white shelf stocked with various roasts.
Seating was ample, ranging from cozy lounge seats by the window to cushioned booths beside the fireplace to two communal tables by the entrance, each capable of seating six comfortably.
I opted for a steaming cup of apple goodness along with a very firm (but very tasty) Chocolate Chip Cookie.
Retrieving my items and stomping across the hardwood flooring to a vacant outlet, I set down my things before turning around to find a familiar face seated not too far away from me.
Needless to say, we spent the remainder of our work breaks conversing while making great attempts to complete our respective assigned tasks for the week. A fellow cafe-hopper herself, she commented that Augusta was more favourable than Durand for its environment and abundance of outlets, even though it was a bit far. It should be noted, however, that the cafe occassionally does become noisier with higher traffic volumes.
Its proximity to Hamilton GO station ensures a consitent commuter customer base, as the area receives traffic from both local HSR routes as well as intercity GO buses. While it suffers in convenience and proximity rankings, the soothing atmosphere and broad range of offerings warrant the trip.
For those looking to get away from campus grounds for a short while, make Cafe Augusta your next destination.