To all of the avid coffee-drinkers, do you know where your coffee from Edgar and Joe’s really comes from? As you probably know, Edgar & Joe’s cafe is a social enterprise and aims to support local and/or small businesses. This week, we are talking about Las Chicas Del Cafe, the family-owned and run business that fuels your daily coffee fix.
Once upon a time, there was a little girl facing a difficult journey as she was battling health problems and found herself spending all her time in hospital dealing with tests, treatments and doctors. Thankfully, her fairy godmother appeared one day and asked her to help design a very special dress.
In the coming months, the idea is to shift the narrative of Innovation Works by introducing Londoners to the stories that flow from the building on a daily basis and to keep the doors open for community to take a seat at this remarkable spot in the city’s downtown. Sienna Jae Taylor is the Innovation Works community animator, a term that stems from the idea of animation and bringing something to life.
One of the most common reasons Canadians miss breakfast is due to being too busy, not having enough time to prepare food. Thankfully, Edgar and Joe's café has many food options ready for you right in the morning. One of the most popular grab-and-go options is the energy bars, packed with energy-lasting nutrients for your busy day.
New improvements have already been made including becoming more sustainable, increasing more grab and go items – showcasing breakfast pastries, sandwiches, wraps and more variety, making nutrition easier for your busy work day. The menu has been updated with a new design look, and more delicious meals will be added for everyone to enjoy.
Walking around barefooted, stopping into the basement for a yoga session or petting the dog of a co-tenant on the third floor of Innovation Works all help van der Nickolaas van der Veld take proper breaks to perform at his best.
“I was next to some of the initial conversations about Innovation Works and what it may look like, and I fell in love with it. I’m like oh my god, this is a space designed for millennials!” says van der Velde. “This is almost like a village of social impact, or socially minded people. I love that.”