Red Hill’s The Little Red Providore Brings Local Community Together

Red Hill’s The Little Red Providore is a great source of good and artistic vibes. Now occupying what used to be a lighting store in a 140-year-old building on Windsor Road, it takes on a new persona with its newly-painted, matte black exterior.

Owned by Janelle and Glen Mogridge, the restaurant is one of the couple’s adventurous ventures together5. They formerly owned Soul Pantry, a cafe which operated out of a shipping container. This latest venture is no less creative, equally adventurous, plus it provides a warm, friendly space for curious customers who will most likely stay on to be long-term regulars.

The two-storey restaurant boasts of an airy first floor adorned with huge glass windows, a mix of wood and tin furniture, graced by a big red door that welcomes customers in.

On the second floor is a beautiful courtyard with a backdrop of rustic brick, perfect for those who wish to breathe some fresh air with their pooches or even by themselves. There are also a number of tables situated outside the restaurant.

Enclosed events spaces are available for rent, with full catering options.

In keeping with their vision to serve only the best and the freshest, their menu changes daily, depending on the available seasonal produce and the time of the year. The cafe always has a selection of fresh salads, an assortment of bread and pastries, and some homemade frittata to whet one’s appetite.

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Their coffee selection, featuring specialty blends by Toby’s Estate, is also one of the best.

The gourmet pastries are a definite must-try. They get their bread and pastries from Danny’s Bread & Co., Jocelyn’s Provisions, Bee One Third honey, and other local producers.

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This restaurant promotes a strong sense of community. Every four to six weeks, the restaurant holds a “Locals Night” where locals can drop by and meet. They also support local artists by featuring their creative works of art at the cafe. There is also an Artisan of the Month corner where the works of a featured artist are displayed, along with a brief description about the artist on their short blackboard.

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The Mogridge couple certainly knows what they’re doing when they decided to put up this cute cafe. Now, Red Hill becomes an even more tight-knit community with establishments such as this one.