From the mouths of social innovators

For all the vegetable lovers, we are featuring Edgar and Joe’s tasty, vegetarian grilled vegetable wrap. It is made with entirely vegetables, chickpeas, and quinoa, with a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette and sundried tomato mayo wrapped in a tortilla wrap.

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.

Have you tried Edgar and Joes Café’s wide variety of healthy wraps? All of the café’s menu items are made fresh in-house with a focus on using as many local ingredients as possible.

January marks a full year for Innovation Works opened all four floors. What is crystal clear to us is that ever single co-tenant has contributed in some way in making this co-working space London’s coolest place to work, collaborate and succeed.

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.

Other than being delicious, these wraps also have nutritive factors. Want to know why you should try an Edgar and Joe's breakfast wrap? Keep reading to find out!

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.”