DINER: Buoyed By Public Support, “Little Nest” Owner Is Hoping To Open Elsewhere


Remember when we posted about Commercial Drive’s awesome Little Nest being forced to shutter at the end of July after their really awesome landlord raised the rent by an fuck you 50%? Well, since D-Day was approaching, we contacted the kid friendly restaurant’s owner, Mary MacIntyre, to get an update on what’s happening. Is Little Nest gone for good? “I actually have some good news,” she says. “We are staying open a little longer.” Why? “I was really encouraged by the overwhelming level of support and so I’ve decided to look for another venue.” And what happens next? ”I will keep the doors open as long as I can until we find a place to move. I am still paying the new rent month to month so I do need to leave our current location as soon as I can.” Our selfish vote is for the DTES or Strathcona proper, but we’ll take it wherever it lands.


  • kp

    oooh China town please Mary!!! xoxo

  • 1Buser

    The Renfrew Heights through to North Burnaby/Boundary has lots of kids!! More spacious cafe fronts too!!
    Strathcona is being glutted with delish baked goods and dinerish food already.

  • Rick

    I have to agree with Chinatown / Strathcona.
    It really is a great emerging neighbourhood!

    They would fit right in!
    And it wouldn’t be too far from the old location either. Possibly even walking distance.

  • Antonio

    Cedar Cottage! Strollers everywhere!

  • Jane

    Come to Fraser St., lots of young families, and lots of available spaces.

  • sw

    Oh this is wonderful news, a huge thank you and fingers crossed for Mary to find an even better space. I know that she started Little Nest wanting to be close to her children so hopefully she’ll be able to find a great spot close by which will work great for her. I do hope she will stay in East Vancouver (please please!) – so many great emerging neighbourhoods that would fit perfectly. Perhaps something even more amazing will come!

  • jLo

    Hip hip hooray, this is the best news I’ve heard all day! I hope she stays on the Drive where she’s been loved a long time! If not, Sunrise-Hastings would also be rad!!

  • Jessica

    Lynn Valley please. You’d love our great community and we’d love you!

  • Christine

    Port Moody! Tons of young families – we need Little Nest here!

  • Prescilla

    River district is really in need of a cool family friendly cafe! All we have is Romers. There are so many new young families in the area including myself. Great location by the Fraser river walking trail!

  • Jola

    Definitely cedar cottage! Close to your current hood and needs more spaces like yours!

  • Martha Macintyre

    Actually, back home in Australia, we were all hoping that she’d come home and open one here!

  • Dawn

    Around Kingsway and Fraser is nice, Collage Collage and Wee Ones is there.
    Slocan and Hastings area is good too, some nice developments going up.
    I’m in Collingwood area and would love to have you close to me!

  • http://www.ripple-effect-coaching.com Michelle

    Second vote for Lynn Valley!!! We’d love to see you here!

    (Ever thought of expanding to multiple locations?)

  • Naomi

    New west is awesome!

  • http://www.salonmonster.com Stephen

    Too exciting!!

  • http://shift-education.com/workshop-offerings/ Jessica Wollen

    Great to hear that Little Nest will be strong elsewhere. All the best. Can’t wait for another BLAT – Yum.
    Thanks for the community you have helped to create for many of us.
    Come and check out the Parents of the Drive Picnic in the Park: http://potdpicnic.eventbrite.com/
    Jessy – Shift-Education.com, https://www.facebook.com/ShiftEdu
    Cultivating Healthy Communities

  • 1Buser

    Yes, I agree as well that New West is also quite suitable, particularly the (lower) Sapperton area with lots of strollers.
    I’m still voting for Renfrew Heights – North Burnaby/Boundary though. It makes sense. So, we’re voting now! LOL.

  • Kelli

    Come to Fraser Street, lots of good locations currently available from 30th – Kingsway. Neighbourhood is slotted as the next ‘Main Street’.

  • JJ

    North Burnaby please!!!