|Cuisine Type |||Organic, Sandwiches, Soups|
|Ambiance |||Casual, Trendy|
|Meals Served |||Light Meals/Snacks, Lunch, Breakfast|
|Amenities |||Catering, Counter & Bar Service|
|Neighbourhood |||Vancouver Lower Mainland|
|Getting There |||Transit: #20|
|Cross Street |||Charles|
|Mon-Tues: 8:00AM – 2:00PM Wed-Sun: 8:00AM – 7:00PM|
Profile Last Updated: May 07, 2009
Theresa’s Co-op Café prefers to walk the walk rather than just talk the talk. The popular hangout for coffee and baked goods is a worker owned and operated enterprise that values its staff as much as its customers (and the line is often blurred). All employees also own a share of the company, so their service is habitually friendly and welcoming. If you have a suggestion or comment to make about your experience, just tell the staff and they’ll likely implement your feedback.
Fair trade and organic food
The concept at Theresa’s Co-op Café is to source as much locally produced and organic products are possible. For example, the eggs they serve are organically produced and free-range, while dry goods come from local suppliers. Even the hot chocolate is organic, and coffee bought from free trade vendors. Uniquely, supplies to stock the café are bought jointly with other nearby businesses to stay with their philosophy of staying “green.” Theresa’s also joins in many community-building activities and works with neighbours to help each other out.
Charity work and the community
Theresa’s Co-op Café is also a supporter of charities. They have a rotating list of local causes they donate to, using proceeds from local artwork displayed on their walls. The space is narrow, but never uncomfortable. Although the menu is quite extensive, with full breakfasts, light dinners and desserts-, most come for the fair trade coffee and laid back atmosphere.