About our little Studio on the Edge of the World
Grates Cove Studios is a place where you can eat, explore and create in the beautiful, rugged coastal landscapes of Newfoundland’s historic Grates Cove and the scenic Baccalieu Trail. Stay overnight in one of the two three-bedroom vacation homes offering stunning views of icebergs, whales, and the Baccalieu Island Ecological Reserve.
Located on the Baccalieu Trail at the most northerly point of the Avalon Peninsula, the town of Grates Cove is a national historic site boasting hiking trails, dry stone rock walls and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Grates Cove Studios are a home away from home for artists, writers, and travelers alike. Just a scenic two-hour drive from the city of St. John’s, and open year round. Come and see what awaits you in Grates Cove!
"This was the experience I was looking forward to the most, and it didn’t disappoint."
Dine and Cook With Us
We love teaching as much as eating! Get in touch for personal or group cooking classes in Creole, Cajun, and Sushi. We will work with you to create a truly unique experience that you can bring home with you, and share with your family and friends...or bring them along with you!
Our locally sourced sushi is one of our most popular dishes, and you can come and learn all about it! If you wanted to come early (and weather permitting) we can go and harvest seaweed for our sushi and learn about the process of preparing it as well. Then we will learn the basics of sushi rice and how to make sushi rolls. After that we start on preparing the ingredients for the rolls. Terrence incorporates local ingredients such as candied scrunchions, locally dried seaweed, minced dried capelin and of course seafood.
"The last thing I expected to find in a remote, seaside Newfoundland village was authentic Cajun and fusion food."
A Little About Us
Grates Cove Studios is owned and operated by Artist/Designer Terrence Howell and Courtney Howell, Newfoundland and South Louisiana natives, who met in, traveled around and ate their way through South Korea. In 2009, they pitched their family in the historic site of Grates Cove, the birthplace of Terrence's father, grandmother and many ancestors.
Soon after, they bought the old school house in Grates Cove and in 2011 started Grates Cove Studios.
What's At Grates Cove Studios?
Seaweed Baths with your Stay
We are excited to be offering Saltwater Seaweed Baths! Relax like never before and let your stress melt away in the warm embrace of the sea. More info coming soon, but don't hesitate to contact us now to find out more!
"We were starving and the richness and burst of flavours of the etouffe really hit the spot. This was just a small sample of all the delicious food we would be having at the Café the following days."