Uptown Mug # 84 . Vanessa Duncan

“Who’s tripping down the streets of the city
Smilin’ at everybody she sees? “

We all know, it’s Vanessa!  There is a definite heightened energy in the Grannan Lane area whenever Vanessa is around.  Co-owner of Rogue Coffee, Vanessa is undeniably a huge part of the success of that business.  Whether it is her skills and knowledge of all things coffee, her ambition and vitality, her innate sense of style and cool – or maybe it is her ever present smile and spunky, positive vibe.  No doubt, all of this and more as anyone who knows her can attest.  Vanessa Duncan, we love you, your family, and your coffeeshop!

Rogue Coffee is located in the heart of uptown Saint John, tucked into a cozy corner off of Granan Lane.  Rogue Coffee Company is our regions only “third wave” coffee shop, committed to high quality delicious coffee, sustainable direct trade beans, and a coffee experience second to none in Atlantic Canada.

Find Rogue Coffee:
Facebook:  Rogue Coffee
Instagram:  @Roguecoffeesj
Twitter:  @Roguecoffeesj


Where were you born/Where are you from?

Born in the good ole John.

How long have you been a part of the uptown scene?

Always loved the uptown and got my first apartment at 17 Horsfield in 1999.  Shoutout to Debbie and the late Mayor of Horsfield Dominic Eden.

What is your favourite season, and why?

Summer, beach time with our daughter Penelope!

Coffee, tea, or other?

Well coffee of course! Single origin Ethiopian coffee as a long black makes me dance!

Any pets?

Yes, our 11 year old Airedale Terrier Griffin. Check him and other favs out on our Instagram highlight – Dogs of Rogue.

What is your Uptown Insider Tip? 

I love to inhale deeply my favorite blend of essential oil (peace & harmony) from Anne at The Feel Good Store before heading over to noon yoga at the Saint John Yoga Co-Op.  Brings me back to a peaceful place.

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