The GOODS from Grounds For Coffee
Vancouver, BC | Watch out East Vancouver, Grounds for Coffee’s infamous cinnamon buns have made their way to The Drive. Their new location officially opened on Wednesday, May 15th at 2088 Commercial Drive. Yes, the famous ooey, gooey cinnamon buns are still hand-rolled at the new location and they are baked fresh throughout the day. The same level of detail that goes into the food and coffee can also be seen in the new space.
“The space had to be comfortable to hang out in – so one of the first features we added was the ability for customers to be able to play their own music. And our sound system kicks some butt!” says Dan Hilton, President and Founder.
In addition to introducing a modern-day jukebox, the design of the 50 seat café includes a mix of stone, reclaimed brick, reclaimed fir, steel and tile. With 20ft high ceilings, the natural light pours into the space.
Celebrating 26 years in business this May, the Grounds for Coffee team couldn’t be happier to join the Commercial Drive community.
“We are thankful to be able to support our community. It has always been an integral part of our core values. Fundraisers, charitable donations, food donations… you name it; we’ve done it, and will continue to do so.” says Dan.
Following the opening, Grounds for Coffee will soon launch a loyalty program where customers will have the option to use points for purchases or to donate points (as cash) to a local charity.
“We are grateful to be here and are always looking for innovative way to give back.” says Dan.
About Grounds for Coffee | Grounds for Coffee was a child of the ‘90s – minus the jelly shoes. In 1992, President and Founder, Dan Hilton, decided to make a 180-degree turn in his career: from banking to baking. He started Grounds for Coffee in 1993, as Vancouver’s coffee culture was beginning to pick up steam, and settled in to the business of developing a knock-out cinnamon bun recipe from scratch. And that’s exactly what he did. Over 25 years later, Grounds for Coffee sells its cinnamon buns, which are still made by hand with locally-sourced ingredients, to locations across B.C. and Alberta.