If you come to Brantford looking for a Starbucks, Second Cup, Krispy Kreme, Dunkin' Donuts, or other franchised coffee and donut place - excuse us if we look at you like you're an alien. :o)
We don't have any of those places here. However, you will find a "Tim Hortons" franchise on just about every street. This is THE place where we go for coffee and donuts and all locations are conviently located and open 24 hours a day except on major holidays.
Some locals call it "Tims" or "Timmy Ho's" for short. You'll also see Tim Hortons on most major highways in Ontario which is comforting if you really need a coffee or have to pee! The washrooms are usually clean and safe.
Americans take note: When you ask for a "regular" coffee at Tim Hortons that means half cream/half sugar, not "black coffee" like you are accustomed to.
The staff especially appreciate it if you leave a little change for a tip.
When in Brantford, we have anti-littering bylaws and smoking bylaws. All of our public places, including bars and restaurants are smoke-free. Please observe these and respect it.
We also have a poop-n-scoop by-law, which means you could face a hefty fine if you don't pick up after your pets.