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.