Who We Are
We started small, but we’ve always had big ideas. When we opened Gabriel’s Cafe we knew people in our community were hungry for something different, something fresh. When we moved from our cozy 200-square-foot “incubator” on Commercial St. to a spacious storefront down the block, we were ready to deliver.
Our business grew, and so did our ability to support others. You’ll see that reflected in what we source, what we serve, and our community initiatives. We’ve grown beyond one restaurant, but we’ll never lose sight of where we started and why we do. this. Serving our community is the foundation of our business
What We Stand For
We’re guided by a triple bottom line: people, planet and profit. We consider the impact of our decisions, whether it’s a new menu item or a new community partnership. We ask ourselves, is it good for the people who work for us and the guests who walk through our door? Does it align with our goals to reduce waste, plastic and emissions? Is it financially sustainable?
If the answer to all of these is yes, we do it! If not, then it’s not for us.
Creating a Sustainable Future for our Community
We seek out ways to support our community. Our fridges and bars are stocked with locally-produced beverages and spirits. We buy from local farmers, foragers and food producers. Our restaurants promote the work of local artists. We developed a soup token program to help disadvantaged people eat with dignity. We’re committed to meaningful recognition of Indigenous land rights through reciprocity payments. We owe our success to our community. You have given us the opportunity to give back, and we are so grateful for that.
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Careers With Us
At VIFG we are always on the looking for passionate and skilled people to join our team. Browse some of our open postings here and get in touch if you would like to be considered for a position.
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