Introducing Leisure Center Café

  • Text: Leisure Center
  • Video: Luis Valdizon
  • Photo: Stew Zong
  • Leisure Center Café is a collaboration of talented vendors, both local and international to create a unique environment that aligns with Leisure Center’s vision of continuing to curate the best of the best product offerings, styles, ideas, and tastes from around the world.

    The lunch menu, created by Chef Jefferson Alvarez, is inspired by his interpretation of local, seasonal, and sustainable cuisine. With speciality ingredients, the lunch menu will include freshly made sandwiches and salads. The desert offering, currently featuring two local Vancouver-based vendors, Butter • Mere Pâtisserie and Off On Wednesdays, will encourage guests to leave room for dessert.

    Chef Jefferson Alvarez, owner of Cacao - a progressive Latin restaurant located in Kitsilano

    The beverage menu consists of juice from UPJUS and six tonic elixirs by The Alchemist's Kitchen, a New York-based botanical dispensary. This is the Alchemist’s Kitchen’s first expansion outside of New York. The lineup, featuring Joy Juice, Love Potion, Kava Nectar, Spirit Elixir, Brain Tonic and Kombucha Revitalizer, each offers health benefits and are intended to create a physical reaction, some creating energy and others calming.


    Botanical vendors Celsia Florist and Kermodi Living Art added an abundance of greenery to the space, creating a calm botanical sanctuary that will have guests feel far from bustling Yaletown in the front corner of the 22,000 square foot store. French brand Omy’s black and white wallpaper with joyful graphics adds a unique, friendly and interactive element to the space.


    The curated vendors that create the Leisure Center Café menu and unique environment all share a common philosophy focusing on quality ingredients and design that nourish the body and soul, and provide guests with another way to spend their leisure time.

    Tartines by Chef Jefferson Alvarez
    Off On Wednesdays
    Butter • Mere Pâtisserie
    Tonic Drinks
  • Text: Leisure Center
  • Video: Luis Valdizon
  • Photo: Stew Zong