Serving gourmet coffee & unique gifts with locations in Minden and Haliburton

Our Foundation
The Team

Karen & Jaklin are the Experience Managers at our Minden and Haliburton locations. Together with their team of Hosts/Baristas they work diligently to ensure your visit is always just right. The Haliburton Highlands is their home and they will gladly share their local knowledge with you. Our team extends the Up River Trading Company promise of courtesy, honesty, quality and friendship to every guest that visits.

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Meet the

Paul Roy and Mike Mckeon are the owners and co-founders of Up River Trading Company. Paul is a seasoned Creative Director and Mike an experienced corporate executive. They support the front-line ambassadors of Up River by bringing in unique products and continually enhancing the facilities, services, staff training and marketing that allows the staff to deliver an amazing experience for the Customers day-in and day-out.

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& Patio

Our passion is your pleasure. Both locations offer a comfortably cozy café and patio for your enjoyment. Designed as a gathering place for our customers, it’s the ideal space to converse, plan, reminisce and share over an authentic Balzac’s coffee or specialty tea and a delicious snack.

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It’s not just coffee - it’s Balzac’s! In the tradition of fine coffee houses, each Up River Café is equipped with a state-of-the-art Espresso system and all of our staff receive extensive Barista training to ensure the quality and true taste of Balzac’s fine coffees. It’s not just coffee … it’s an Up River experience.

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Craft Artisans

To create a great shopping experience our merchandise has to be the Star Performer. That’s why Up River has developed an extraordinary network of entrepreneurial, up-scale artisans, suppliers and partners to consistently offer our Clients an ever-changing selection of gifts and home and cottage decor.

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Yogen Früz

Come visit Yogen Früz at our Minden location and enjoy an amazing treat. Yogen Früz combines delicious and nutritious frozen yogurt and fresh fruit, which allows you to customize your own, flavour combination. Made before your eyes, each serving is low in fat, high in fiber, with vitamins, probiotics and/or antioxidants and made fresh for you.


Local Investments
and Growth

Committed to the beauty, culture and economic growth of the Haliburton Highlands, Up River Trading Company has invested annually through employment and expansion with local building and renovation contractors.

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