Eye Spy: Planet Coffee Turns 20

Hard to believe a hip, trendy venue is celebrating its second decade but with visionary entrepreneurs France Desfosses & Sheila McLaine at the helm it’s easy to acknowledge the staying-power of the perennial popular coffee shop in the courtyard of the Byward Market.

SHS get up close with McLaine (L) & DesFossees (R)

SHS get up close with McLaine (L) & DesFosses (R)

Last night the shop and courtyard were alive with celebration. DJ’s spun and revellers danced on cobblestones beneath lanterns. The dress-up photo-booth had a line-up from launch to closure. Food, champers and beer flowed throughout while the good, bad and beautiful came together for a night of convivial, heartfelt partying.

Ottawa’s top business women Desfosses and McLaine set a high-standard for independent coffee shops with healthy food, happening music, top java and nurturing unique and vibrant staff. Here’s to another 20 and beyond ladies!

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