For some time our Bistro was a favorite fixture at Islington 2002/2010. It was situated in the party room, where you could go each afternoon to find a little companionship and conversation along with some tasty single serve coffee, tea or hot chocolate.
The Bistro was forced to close in March 2020 at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic went on and on, and the recreation centre stayed closed, it became necessary to return our specialty coffee machine and put all traces of our Bistro away.
When restrictions were lifted, we looked to replace our coffee machine and open our Bistro again, but we were caught up in the supply chain crisis. Finally though, a coffee machine has been located and installed in the party room again. It is a little different from the original machine, but we believe it to be pretty foolproof to use.
Our primary hours of operation at 2 pm to 4 pm though you are invited to come for a coffee any time. All drinks are $2, with proceeds going to the Daily Bread Food Bank. For the sake of the environment, and to minimize any contamination you must bring your own mug, and take it home to be washed.
Sadly we have to remind you that the pandemic is not over. Please wear a mask and follow COVID-19 mitigation protocols.
You may find this short video helpful to famiarize yourself with new machine.