The GOODS from Railtown Cafe
Vancouver, BC | Building on an unprecedented year of growth and momentum, Railtown Cafe is set to make new neighbours across Greater Vancouver in 2016 and early 2017 when the beloved counter-service cafe lays down tracks to a trio of new locations.
Railtown will open the first of the three new cafes in the fall of 2016 in the heart of Downtown Vancouver with a 1,700-sq.-ft. space at 980 Howe St. with seating for 60 (including 15 on the patio), followed by a second, 1,200-sq.-ft. space at 1691 Main St. in the winter of 2016/’17 with seating for 30 (including 8 on the patio). The third Railtown Cafe location, which will take occupancy at 409 Granville St. and offer a 1,800-sq.-ft, 60-seat space (including 15 on the patio), is scheduled to open in early 2017.
Launched in 2012 by chefs Dan Olson and Tyler Day in Vancouver’s historic Railtown district — to complement their successful catering division, Railtown Catering — the flagship Railtown Cafe location has garnered a loyal fan base thanks to its trademark brand of fresh, healthy comfort food including made-from-scratch sandwiches, artisan bread and pastries, locally roasted coffee, cold-pressed juices and a lineup of local craft beer, wine and spirits.
Railtown, which enters its fifth year in business this August, has celebrated a number of milestones since its inception including launching a series of Saturday Tailgate Barbecue events in the summer of 2015 and adding Saturday service to its daily chef-driven lineup this past spring. The company also introduced gourmet Thanksgiving-, Christmas- and Easter-To-Go packages through Railtown Catering in fall 2015.
“We’re extremely excited to not only grow the Railtown brand but to introduce ourselves to some new local neighbourhoods in the coming months,” says Olson. “We look forward to fostering the same fun, friendly environment and sense of community for staff and customers in our new locations that we’ve become known for at our original cafe where it all began.”
Further details on all three of Railtown Cafe’s new locations will be revealed leading up to the opening of each.
CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY
To mark its four-year anniversary and give thanks to the legion of loyal supporters who have helped make its success possible, Railtown is opening its doors for a special Customer Appreciation Day on July 22 at its flagship location at 397 Railway St. Old and new friends alike are invited to stop by the cafe between 2 and 6 p.m. and enjoy complimentary ice cream cones as well as samples of Railtown’s housemade sangria.
THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT HAPPEN
Dan Olson, Executive Chef/Partner
Tyler Day, Chef/Partner
Tabatha Stahl, Sous Chef
Paden Boardman, Cafe Manager
ABOUT RAILTOWN CAFE
Located at the corner of Railway and Dunlevy in the historic Railtown District of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Railtown Cafe has been serving healthy and delicious food since the summer of 2012.
Launched by Vancouver chefs Dan Olson and Tyler Day — who own and operate the award-winning Railtown Catering out of the same facility — Railtown Cafe fosters a fun and friendly environment with a true sense of community for staff and customers alike.
Fresh is what Railtown Café does best, offering heaping portions of healthy comfort food prepared from scratch daily by a talented team of classically trained chefs. Whether it’s for grab-and-go breakfast, lunch or a mid-afternoon meeting, Railtown Cafe sources local and organic ingredients for their artisan bread loaves, soups, pastries and made-to-order gourmet sandwiches. Railtown Cafe also features a build-your-own salad bar unlike anywhere else in the city, along with house-made ice cream available by the jar and cone, locally roasted coffee, cold-pressed juices and a range of local craft beer, wine and spirits.
PRESS & ACCOLADES
Vanfoodster – “Hidden in the heart of Railtown which is off the beaten track just East of Gastown. This is a go to spot for an amazing lunch.”
JelgerandTania.com – Feature interview
CTV News Vancouver – Oscar Party Dishes Feature
Vancouverscape.com – Railtown Cafe Chefs head up Canada’s Bocuse D’Or Team
BCLiving.ca – “Railtown is what happens when a bunch of world class chefs… play around in a test kitchen with sous-vide prep methods. The result is a sophisticated yet simple cafe menu.”
Raitown Cafe at Bocuse D’or: Dan Olson – Coach 2013, Apprentice 1999