Lupii Community Cafe
lupii cafe is a community focused, zero-waste cafe, dedicated to environmental and social sustainability while providing delicious food and beverages. Our strategy extends throughout the company, from our food to our furniture to our take-out containers. At lupii cafe you won’t find anything disposable – our takeout containers are mason jars and resuable upcycled cloth napkins – you won’t be throwing anything away. In addition, our store has been built from the ground up with reused materials. All our furniture (tables, countertops, display boards, you name it!) has been made from upcycled materials (our custom designed counters and tables are a work of art – made from a school gymnasium floor!). Finally, lupii cafe’s zero-waste strategy extends to the problem of food waste. Every day, Canadians waste over 40% of all food. lupii cafe prioritizes sourcing local produce that is perfectly healthy and delicious but may end up in the landfill due to industry requirements regarding size/shape or arbitrary sell-by dates. lupii cafe is also a proud member of the slow food movement.
In addition to our zero-waste mandate, lupii cafe is also devoted to cultivating and promoting a sense of community. We do this by hosting community events, supporting local businesses, fundraising for charitable causes and encouraging interaction and communication in the surrounding area.
Every weekday at Lupii cafe, we put out a buffet of delicious and healthy vegan food and drinks for only $5. Typically we will have various vegetable soups/chillis/curries, vegan breads, chia seeds deserts (chia, almond milk, soy milk, cinnamon and chia, coconut milk and cocoa) with apple/pear puree, fresh fruit, freshly baked oat /chocolate bars, fresh fruit smoothie, organic teas, and the best coffee in Vancouver (from East Van Roasters).
During the last hour of each weekday, whatever food is left over is free (this helps us to reduce food waste).
Can I get food to go?
Lupii cafe is a community space and we want you sit down, take a breath and enjoy the wonderful food and conversation with your neighbours, so we do not provide takeout. During the last hour of each day, we provide leftover food for free to reduce waste and you can take it to go in a jar.