Twenty-Four Hours in Fredericton, New Brunswick

08.25.14 On a recent trip to Fredericton, New Brunswick we discovered this delightful French cafe with an interesting name. Inquiring on the origin of the name over tea and cream-filled fruit pastries we were informed that during renovation of the space a single chess piece was found on a windowsill. In addition, Chess Piece Patisserie and Cafe is located on Queen Street in the heart of downtown Fredericton, just a few blocks from King Street and Bishop Street.

The next time you find yourself in Fredericton, New Brunswick be sure to check out Chess Piece Patisserie and Cafe on Queen Street.

St. Thomas University in Fredericton hosts a weekly meeting of its chess club on Sunday afternoons. All levels and ages are welcome. Here's more information on the St. Thomas University Chess Club.

After enjoying our indulgences at Chess Piece, we headed over to the Fredericton Farmers Market on Regent Street. Sights, smells, sounds and succulent cuisine greeted us from all directions. Fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses and ethnic foods from around the world were offered at this open-air, year-round marketplace. What better location to strike up a chess game?

We hope you can get up to Fredericton soon!

Peering into the window of Chess Piece Patisserie and Cafe.

After perusing the incredible works of pastry art...(notice each one is accompanied by a white chocolate queen)

we place our order.

Then it's on to the Farmers Market!

This cheese vendor had cheeses from around the world including a Roquefort that, after ingesting, gave one a sense of complete and utter euphoria.

This vendor had blueberry wines, syrups, jams and honeys.

A mind-boggling assortment of breads, cakes and pastries were offered in the indoor marketplace.

The same went for fresh fruits and veggies in the outdoor market.

Fresh-squeezed orange juice!

Hand-made sausages were very popular amongst the locals.

The Farmers Market in Fredericton, New Brunswick: A great place to...

dance to your favorite song or...

play a few games of chess!

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