The Slow Bean vegetarian café closes in Vancouver

The Nines

The Nines occupied the corner of West Pender and Abbott streets. (Stephen Hui)

If you were in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside sometime in the past several months, there’s a good chance you noticed the Slow Bean. It was the vegetarian café that screamed “vegan meals & baking” in huge letters out front.

This eatery, which served healthy and affordable slow food in a repurposed car-rental office at 99 West Pender Street, is no more. The Slow Bean closed last Friday (May 24), café operator Mairin Cooley confirmed by email. However, she hinted that it could be resurrected at a nearby location in the future.

The Slow Bean

The Slow Bean cooked up cheap but healthy food. (Stephen Hui)

In December 2012, the Slow Bean opened as part of the Nines community arts space. The Crosstown “culture club” was a project of the Drop Out Video Arts Society.

3 thoughts on “The Slow Bean vegetarian café closes in Vancouver

  1. Pingback: Whole Vegetarian closes on Main, starts serving meat downtown | Veg Coast

  2. Gentrificators OUT! What is the difference between the slow beaner’s and the 5 dollar pickle people?

    Bring back the budget car rental place, where all the DTES folk rented cars for their weekend getaways!

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